Unsealed - The Letters of Bess Hardwick

Event Date: 
15 Apr 2011 to 01 Oct 2011

Dukes and spies, queens and servants, friends and lovers - all of the Elizabethan world populates the letters of Bess of Hardwick. Bess herself wrote hundreds of letters throughout her life: they were her lifeline to her travelling children and husbands, to the court at London, and to news from the world at large.

Unsealed lets Bess and her correspondents tell their stories in their own words. Discover the world of Bess of Hardwick's letters in the exhibition at Hardwick Hall (April-October 2011), and listen to our podcasts online: http://www.bessofhardwick.org/listen.

Unsealed was created by Dr Anke Timmermann, with support from Dr Alison Wiggins and Dr Nigel Wright (Hardwick Hall). It is funded by the AHRC, the National Trust and the University of Glasgow.

Click here to go to the Letters of Bess Hardwick project pageĀ