Unsealed: The Letters of Bess of Hardwick

The AHRC Letters of Bess of Hardwick Project (English Language, University of Glasgow) is proud to launch "Unsealed: The Letters of Bess of Hardwick" at Hardwick Hall.

All of the Elizabethan world populates the letters of Bess of Hardwick, and Bess herself wrote hundreds of letters throughout her life: they were her lifeline to her travelling children and husbands, to the court at London, and to news from the world at large. And when she built and moved to Hardwick Hall in the final years of her life, the old countess received current news and gossip into her house through her correspondence.

Unsealed presents the world of Bess of Hardwick’s letters to a general public for the first time, and lets Bess and her correspondents tell their stories in their own words. Visit the exhibition and listen to the podcasts online: www.bessofhardwick.org/listen.

Read more about the Project at http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/englishlanguage/research/researchprojects/bessofhardwick/.