William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History features

Greek Heroes

This course was run at the City Lit on 19 November 2011 as a follow up to the course on the Trojan War.  Below are the notes I made to run the course.  I repeated the course on Saturday 21st June 2014 with some further handouts. Heracles handout Plays on the Heroes gods For those… Read more »

Greenwich Park

History of Greenwich Park and its Royal Connections Using slides from the local history library and from my own collection we looked at how the area that is now Greenwich Park was occupied in prehistoric times and then was the site of a Roman temple during their occupation. The enclosure by Duke Humphrey was looked… 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 »

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