Dr Robert Bearman Letter to the Tatler

Marie Corelli, Conservationist
Her impact on Stratford's buildings

Dr Robert Bearman

Monday 15 April, 6.00 pm - White Swan

Robert Bearman, MBE, BA (Oxon), PhD (London), FRHistS, was formerly Head of Archives and Local Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is the author of many published articles and papers relating to Stratford’s history and other local history subjects, including Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of Its Streets and Buildings and Stratford-upon-Avon in 50 Buildings

Marie Corelli, when she decided to settle in Stratford in 1899/1900, was not only a sensationally successful novelist. For the rest of her life she also fought to protect Shakespeare's native town from recent unsympathetic developments. For these, she held the Stratford Town Council mainly responsible, which not surprisingly led to some lively controversies.

This talk is the first event in the Stratford Society's commemoration of the centenary of the death of Marie Corelli.