Jane Wellesley - Blue Eyes and a Wild Spirit - A Life of Dorothy Wellesley

The poet Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956) was a woman ahead of her time. She flouted the conventions of her class and gender, unwilling to accept the patriarchal rules of her upbringing and marriage. Sometimes reckless, often vulnerable, she was both crusader and casualty and censored for her independence and bisexuality. Jane Wellesley will focus on the important relationships of her grandmother’s life – her affair with Vita SackvilleWest which fractured her marriage to the future Duke of Wellington and her friendship with WB Yeats who championed her poetry.

An illustrated talk Introduced by Stuart Rock
When: Thursday 9th November 2023 @ 12 noon
Where: The Bull Ballroom