2 May 2017 1.00pm — 1.45pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Mike Webb, Bodleian Libraries
Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094
Mary Gofton's 1640s account book charts the pleasures and tribulations of a woman in Civil War London. Robert Robinson's 'Miscellany of meditations' of 1659 represents the reflections of a thinking man in his sixties who had lived through the Civil War and Commonwealth era; Jeffrey Boys's diary, kept in a small printed almanac in 1667, reveals the life of a Restoration rake who gambles and dances his way through post-Fire London. Among his dancing partners is one 'Astrea', who is none other than the female dramatist, Aphra Behn. Three very different sources, all with surprising secrets.
This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.Lectures and talks; Friends of the Bodleian