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Talk: Fanny Palmer Austen: Challenges and Achievements in Making a Family Home onboard HMS Namur

23 Jun 2021 - 23 Jun 2021

Fanny Palmer Austen: Challenges and Achievements in Making a Family Home onboard HMS Namur

Wednesday, 23 June, 7pm (1800 GMT)

Sheila Johnson Kindred, author of the award-winning book, Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen (2017), will talk about Fanny Austen’s unusual experiences as a naval wife and mother. During the later years of the Napoleonic Wars, she lived at sea aboard one of the most famous warships built at the Chatham Dockyard.

The talk will take place virtually via Zoom and will be followed by a Q&A with Sheila.

This event is part of a programme of activity for our temporary exhibition, Hidden Heroines: the untold stories of women of the Dockyard , running from 29 May – 31 October 2021.

The talk is free to attend.

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