William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Ancient Rome and Celtic Britain

Ancient Rome and its encounters with Celtic Britain This course ran at the British Museum and City Lit on Saturday 8th December 2018. Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion… Read more »

Victoria and Albert

The Life and Times of Victoria and Albert She gave her name to an Age. He gave us a cultural heritage to be proud of. Their marriage was a true love match and her widowhood from the age of 42, a national tragedy. Queen Victoria was our longest reigning monarch (so far). Her family life… Read more »

The Portland Vase: its place in Roman History

This topic was day two of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 24 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. We surveyed Roman history in its days of glory and empire illustrated by key artefacts including… Read more »

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