DUTY : A Room of One's Own
Paines Plough & National Trust
Duty tells the story of Princess Augusta: The Scheming Princess 1719 - 1772. She was the wife of the heir to the throne, and was adored by the public as their future queen. One half of a darling couple, beloved by their people. But after his sudden death, she was a woman alone in a foreign country and choices she made – particularly in the guidance of her son George III -were questioned and derided. The press tore her apart and she fell spectacularly from grace. But was this woman really a threat to the monarchy? Or did she try to play the role of both parents to her son, seeking help where she thought right? Was she just a supporting player in men’s journey to the throne, or did she forge her own path under the glare of public scrutiny?
Commissioned to be part of A Room of One's Own, an audio experience of four plays in the historic grounds of Cliveden Other writers include: April De Angelis, Sabrina Mahfouz and Alexandra Wood.
Follow a trail through the enchanting gardens listening to four inspirational women. Walk in their footsteps as they reclaim their reputations.
The installation is part of the National Trust’s 2018 programme, Women and Power series.