Learn all about the women of Berkeley Castle
By David Wood
Find out about the fascinating women connected to Berkeley Castle throughout history, at an exclusive month-long exhibition.
From empowering tales of perseverance and determination to stories of scandal and heartbreak, the exhibition does the important job of rediscovering women in history and showcasing their often-overlooked lives.
'The Women of Berkeley Castle', which runs through June, takes the form of a Covid-safe trail through the castle and shares the stories of women from all walks of life, stretching right back to medieval times - with the historic estate dating back to the 11th century.
From servants working in the castle's kitchens to the noble ladies they waited on, it explores the struggles the women of Berkeley Castle faced, as well as what they achieved in spite of their position in society.
Visitors will be entertained with stories of imprisonment, patronage and love - plus, discover the life of one Lady Berkeley who witnessed one of the most famous events in English history...
During these unusual times, you can rest assured that the castle has put into place lots of steps to ensure that everyone is kept safe during their visit. And although you might not see it behind their protective masks, the friendly staff will be their usual smiley selves while they help everyone play their part in safe social distancing.
If you would like further information, please contact the Berkeley Castle Estate Office on 01453 512991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley Castle is located at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9PJ. Tel: 01453 810303. For further information on how to book a ticket, please visit www.berkeley-castle.com
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