Discover the story of Wingfield Manor and the people who lived there, starting with the builder Ralph de Cromwell, a key minister in the government of Henry VI in the period leading up to the Wars of the Roses.
The manor holds a fascinating and chequered past: home to Bess of Hardwick and Arbella Stuart; prison to Mary Queen of Scots; fought over in the Civil War; slighted by Parliament; sketched and painted by Turner; and visited by Dickens and D H Lawrence. It then declined in its latter days to a romantic ruin and has long since been home to a family of tenant farmers, who are the current owners of the property.
Gregory Monks leads guided tours for visitors at both Wingfield Manor and Hardwick Old Hall and is employed by English Heritage as an Historic Properties Steward. He previously volunteered at Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle.
The lecture will take place at Wentworth Woodhouse.
Thursday 21 February 2019, 6.30pm-8pm
£20 per person
A glass of wine (or a soft drink) and canapés are included in the ticket price. There will be a bar to buy drinks on the night. Doors open at 6pm.