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Convents and Courtesans Patsy Erskine-Hill Monday 07 October 2019

This lecture is based on research showing how thousands of women were forced to enter convents against their will in order to save their families the cost of their dowries.   This was matched by huge growth in the number and wealth of Venetian Courtesans, who flourished in this distorted society.

Lecturer:  Patsy Erskine-Hill was brought up in Italy and holds a first class degree in Italian as well as a Masters degree in Imperial Russian history.   She taught abroad for some years but is now back in the UK where she lectures widely to history societies, university groups and special interest associations.


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