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History Talk with Emma Craigie


25th Apr From £30.00 Per Person
History Talk with Emma Craigie

History talk with Emma Craigie ( Formerly Rees- Mogg)

From 1790 -1843 Elizabeth Hippisley ran Ston Easton Park.  A leading mineralogist of her age, she maintained a chemistry laboratory, a       menagerie of animals and a medical clinic at the house.   She wrote a detailed book of Rules for her House-keeper, so that which give us a vivid insight into life at Ston Easton Park during the first half of the 19th century.  It includes a fascinating list of every purchase made in the year 1807, made in order to analyse the household expenditure.

Emma Craigie, who grew up in Ston Easton Park during the 1960s and 1970s, returns to tell the story of the extraordinary woman who saved the park from the ruinous overspending of her first husband, Henry Hippisley Coxe, and turned her formidable powers to managing the estate and bringing the house to its full glory with the support of her second husband John Coxe Hippisley.

Participants will enjoy the talk, followed by an Afternoon Tea.

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