Edward Lear and Victorian England

with Jenny Uglow
11:30 - 12:30
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

Lear’s limericks show eccentrics at odds with convention, often getting ‘smashed’ for their pains. Jenny Uglow  looks at Lear’s loveable personality and career as natural history painter, landscape artist and poet, and asks how his ideas about faith, evolution  and society sprang from the concerns of his time. 

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Jenny Uglow is an author whose books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth and Sarah Losh. A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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