The Empress and The English Doctor

Date
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue
Bath Royal Literary & Science Institution
Price
£8
Code
D4
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As smallpox ravaged her empire and threatened her court, Catherine the Great took the momentous decision to summon the Quaker physician, Thomas Dimsdale, from Hertford to St Petersburg to carry out a secret mission that would transform both their lives. Caroline Sanderson talks to writer Lucy Ward about this extraordinary story of Enlightenment ideals, female leadership and the fight to promote science over superstition.

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