William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Handel and Royalty

Handel fell in love with England on his first visit writing music for Queen Anne herself. He was reconciled with George I partly with his Water Music Suite and wrote the coronation music for George II. It is an examination of how closely his music and career was bound up with the British royal family… Read more »

The Trojan War

The Trojan War in Greek Art and Literature and Beyond The impact of the events and individuals associated with the Trojan War on the art and literature of Ancient Greece and its continuing influence. The myths surrounding the 10 year war between the Greek City States and Troy in c. 1200 BC including the events… Read more »

Anglo-Saxon Queens

When the final version of my PhD was accepted by the University of London I had removed a long section on the early Anglo-Saxon queens and other royal women.  I was told this was worthy of an MPhil but not PhD material.  As it no longer forms part of the thesis it is not subject… Read more »

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