William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Baltic Cruise Lecture 3

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 3 The Vikings are Coming Summary of Lecture 2 In the first lecture we saw how Roman Britain was transformed by the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and in Lecture 2 we examined how… Read more »

George IV

Life and Times of King George IV George IV is perhaps best remembered as the Prince Regent whose extravagance was matched by his good taste. He built Brighton Pavilion in an exotic style which led the way to great changes in fashion. The Regency Period is still one of the most admired in architecture typified… Read more »

The Ancient Greek World

The Greek Gallery tours start at 11:30 each day and last about 40 minutes. Normally they cover objects in galleries 13 to 23 depending on which are open. These include the Archaic period with famous objects such as the Sophilos dinos depicting the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the iconic Exikias amphora showing Achilles… Read more »

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