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The Rich Housekeeper of Warwick Castle

The Rich Housekeeper

Date: 4th October 2016

Location: Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4BH

Time: 10:30

The true history of Maria Home, Housekeeper to the Earls of Warwick.

The true history of Maria Home, Housekeeper to the Earls of Warwick.

Mrs Home was housekeeper at Warwick Castle for nearly 60 years, and when she died in 1834 she left over £20,000. Sir Walter Scott said in his diary that ‘his friend’ Mrs Home had saved the Earl’s collection of paintings from the bailiffs by paying them out of her own money. Find out how she made this money and something of the lives of servants in great households.

Dr Sylvia Pinches  is a historian with wide-ranging interests in local and social history. Her doctoral thesis was on charities in Warwickshire. She was Curator of 78 Derngate, Northampton (2001 - 2005) and worked for the Victoria County History Trust in Herefordshire (2005 - 2016). She is a part-time tutor for the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and the Editor of Warwickshire History.

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Cost: £6 includes refreshments

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