Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life, and Times

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Jane Means Appleton Pierce: U.S. First Lady (1853-1857): Her Family, Life, and Times

Author Ann Covell will talk about the family, life, and times of Jane Pierce (1806–63), wife of President Franklin Pierce and one of the most intriguing, complex, and tragic of America’s First Ladies.

A British citizen, Ann Covell had an extensive career in the U.K. health service management and research sectors. Now retired, she divides her time among the U.K., Spain, and the U.S. Her main interests include 19th-century history, fine arts, and politics. She is also the author of Remembering the Ladies, a compendium of essays on 19th-century U.S. first ladies.