William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

This course ran at the City Lit and the British Museum on Saturday 15th October 2016.  It is also suitable for cruises especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean. The following handout was available at the class. seven-wonders-list We also looked at a series of slides.  These are now available as printable handouts below. pyramids-handout babylon-handout ephesus-handouts… Read more »

Jean Duc de Berry

Jean Duc de Berry and Mediaeval Art Patronage Son, brother and uncle of successive French kings, Jean was one of the great patrons of art. Using objects in the British Museum and elsewhere we examined his legacy and those of his contemporaries in mediaeval patronage of art, particularly objects associated with power and religion. The… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 5

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 5 Vikings 1 England 0 Summary of Lecture 4 In the last lecture we examined how the West Saxon kings took advantage of the power vacuum left by the weak kings of Mercia… Read more »

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