5 speakers 15 minutes each

Lucinda Hawksley

Princess Louise and other extraordinary women

Lucinda Hawksley’s biography of Princess Louise, the rebellious daughter of Queen Victoria, grew out of her previous biographies Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; and Charles Dickens’ Favorite Daughter: The Life, Loves & Art of Katey Dickens Perugini - she was intrigued to discover more about this artistic princess who kept appearing in her research. Lucinda's other books include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement, 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art. Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens.