Sharon Bennett Connolly is a writer and historian with a specialism in women in the Medieval Era. 

Join Sharon this International Women’s Day for a fascinating talk about the Medieval Yorkshire women who made the headlines.

These include Pontefract’s own Alice de Lacy,  Isabel d’Aubigny, the countess who ‘told off’ Henry III, and Joan Beaufort, the matriarch of a dynasty that fought on both sides of the Wars of the Roses.

The talk will be followed by a short Q and A.  Sharon will be available after the talk to sign and sell books related to the talk.

This talk is  suitable for adults (16+)

Free, booking recommended as places are limited.

This event is part of Our Year 2024

Please be aware this event will take place in the Visitor Centre at Pontefract Castle.

Pontefract Castle Gates will be closed between 16.30 and the doors opening at 18.00.

The Castle ruins and grounds will remain closed to visitors after 16.30, and there will be access to the visitor centre only.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH