Patricia Wright qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and later studied by open learning at London University, gaining a first class honours degree in History.

 

She has published a number of articles and books, both fiction and non-fiction, including one which won the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel prize. Another became alternate Book Society Choice in America.

 

Patricia has taught part-time and served for sixteen years as a County Councillor. Her talks are aimed to amuse as well as to interest a variety of audiences, and can be adjusted to suit particular needs. All are normally given without illustration, but slides are available if required.

Lectures

  • Strange Tales and Ghosts from Buckingham Palace's past - An amusing hour with the unexpected.

  • Royal London - An entertaining tour through the past including St James's, Whitehall, Westminster, as well as Buckingham Palace.

  • Meet your Medieval Ancestors - fashion, flirting, feasting and insights, all bringing our predecessors to life.

  • Upstairs and downstairs on an old landed estate - personal recollections from a now vanishing world.

  • The Wonderful Mediterranean: cradle of civilizations - A fascinating tour through this unique meeting place of peoples and cultures. Particularly suitable for cruises.

  • Only Yesterday : The courts of Europe before Victoria - For centuries these formed a stage for extravagance, power, patronage of the arts - and back-stabbing.

  • A European Treasure Trail - Sit back and enjoy some supreme achievements, from architecture to jewellery, manuscripts to embroidery. (This talk does need slides)