A Monstrous Regiment? Powerful Women and the Challenges of Ruling with Catherine Hokin
How are powerful women judged by history? Do we remember their obedient compliance with social expectations, or their rebellious riling against the norms, often against the odds? Set during one of the bloodiest periods of English history, Catherine Hokin’s debut novel Blood and Roses is a feminist re-telling of a shadowy woman who was demonised by Shakespeare, the French Queen Margaret of Anjou. Come along to hear Catherine discuss her book alongside the historical plight of women leaders from Empress Maud and Elizabeth I, to contemporary figureheads such as Hilary Clinton and Scotland’s own Nicola Sturgeon.