In the first weeks of the Dangerous Women Project we featured poetry inspired by Anne Askew. Today, Debapriya Basu delves deeper into Anne’s story.
Poet Claire Askew has composed three powerful new works to her probable 16th century ancestor.
A scholar and a poet too, Anne was the first English woman to demand a divorce, and the only woman on record to be tortured in the Tower of London. Could the men of the rack force Anne to give up her dangerous secrets?