Renaissance to Restoration London: A History 1520-1670

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    Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre

8 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Explore London at one of its most dynamic and colourful periods, when the city was expanding rapidly and becoming a leading centre of trade with the rest of the world.

Examine the royal palaces in the capital and look at the paintings and portraits produced for the royal family and private patrons. Look at where and how Londoners lived, from great houses such as The Charterhouse to ordinary terraced houses. Look at how they furnished their houses, the goods they used, and the entertainments they enjoyed. Discover the perils of London life, including the Fire of London in 1666, and look at how the citizens of London were commemorated after death. Lectures and gallery talks will bring this period vividly to life, and we will also visit a major London building of the period.

Course Leader: Caroline Knight

8 weeks, Tuesdays 29 April – 24 June 2014
(Half Term: 27 May), 10.30 – 13.00
£270, £230 concessions

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