Intrepid Women Travellers

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This course gives an opportunity to look at Lady Wortley Montagu, diarist and pioneer of vaccination, first Englishwoman to travel with her ambassador husband to Turkey; Lady Hester Stanhope, eccentric “Queen of the Desert”; Edith Durham, Edwardian traveller, collector, anthropologist, aid worker in war zones and campaigner for Albanian independence; Gertrude Bell, archaeologist, desert traveller, king maker and teacher of Lawrence of Arabia; and, finally, the eccentric Grand Old Lady of travellers, Freya
Stark.

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