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10 January 2019Two Queens of the Desert: Lady Hester Stanhope & Zenobia of Palmyra
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Two Queens of the Desert: Lady Hester Stanhope & Zenobia of Palmyra Sue Rollin Thursday 10 January 2019

The story of two extraordinary women: Lady Hester Stanhope, niece of William Pitt, who travelled extensively in the Orient, made an epic journey to Palmyra and died in the mountains of Lebanon, and Zenobia, queen of the splendid oasis city and trading emporium of Palmyra in the Syrian desert during the 3rd century, who dared to challenge the might of Rome and conquered an empire which stretched as far as Egypt.