William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware

Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware – Nineteenth Century Classical References in the National Maritime Museum This course was designed to delve into classical myths used in naval related items by examining some of the NMM collection of C19th objects and was run on Sunday 25th February 2018. Following on from the previous course we looked… 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 »

British Museum Highlights

This new 90 minute tour of the Museum costs £12 per head and can be booked in advance via the Museum’s website.  Originally we star ted in Room 2 with an introduction to the museum’s founder, Sir Hans Sloane and then one of the oldest objects in the museum, a hand axe from Olduvai Gorge,… Read more »

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