Peg Woffington: The Female Rake. 27th May 2023, 11am, Bromley House Library, Nottingham.
I had a great time visiting Bromley House Library in Nottingham (a hidden gem) to give a talk on Peg Woffington. This beautiful subscription library moved to Bromley House in 1821, a four-storey townhouse built in 1752. It’s on Angel Row, a few doors up from a pub associated with Lord Byron.
It was a pleasure to visit and speak to the friendly audience of subscribers, not to mention look around the library itself and visit its garden. At the end of my talk, library staff even brought out a 19th-century copy of Charles Reade’s novel about Peg, which was fantastic to see.