Anne Lister engaged in friendship and sexual relationships with a number of women, detailing these connections in a combination of plain and crypt hand across ‘volumes a many of journalizing’.

Each of the women as recorded in the journals has her own story independent of Anne’s accounts; they are not just dalliances, but complex individuals.

In this session, we will be delving into the lives of Anne Lister’s lovers and lesbros; who were they? What are their stories? These women will include:

Eliza Raine
Isabella Norcliffe
Mary Vallance
Frances Pickford
Sibella Maclean
Maria Barlow
Madame de Rosny
Vere Hobart
Pack your magnifying glass, put on your detective hat, and join us as we uncover their history, and liberate their stories from the archives.