Online Lecture - Welbeck during the Civil War

14 January 2022

Online Lecture - Welbeck during the Civil War

The Harley Gallery's online talks programme is delivered by different speakers each month and covers a wide range of topics from local history to contemporary art.

This January, catch the free lunchtime talk about how William Cavendish’s young daughters survived the Civil War and their father's exile. 

Laura Sherburn is a Gallery Coordinator at The Portland Collection, for this special online lecture on Friday 28th January, she will delve a little deeper into the story of Lady Jane Cavendish who safeguarded Welbeck Abbey during the Civil War, and throughout Cromwell's governance of England.

Lady Jane Cavendish (1621-1669) remained at Welbeck Abbey while her father, William Cavendish, was in exile. While living under house arrest, she worked to protect the family's possessions - including famously burying their silver in the grounds.


How to book

The half-hour online lecture is run by The Harley Gallery and will take place via Zoom on Friday 28th January at noon. Places are FREE, but those wanting to join the talk need to book online in advance. Can't make this date? You might be interested to know that The Harley Gallery's online discussions are recorded and made available to watch on-demand after the event. Take a look at the online lecture archive here