Lady M. Sex, Smallpox and the Salisbury Connection: A talk by Mary South

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.

£6 Members, £8 Non-Members

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu –known in her time as Lady M. - spent her childhood in West Dean. Married to our Turkish Ambassador, her candid letters home caused a stir in the 18th century. She was an early feminist, wrote poetry, was a classical scholar, friend of Alexander Pope and had a glamorous toy boy. She is probably most famous for introducing inoculation against smallpox, taking on the medical profession to do so. Come and learn more about this fascinating woman and find out what is the Salisbury connection.