William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

The Trojan War 2013 and 2017

The Trojan War in History, Art and Literature at the City Lit was held on Sunday 27 January 2013.  I expanded this into a tree day course on Saturdays 7th, 21st and 28th October 2017. We examined the causes, progress and aftermath of this famous war using the art and literature of Ancient Greece and later.… Read more »

The Etruscans: An Introduction

This course was being run by the City Lit on Saturday 13th April 2013, Saturday 29th April 2017 and Sunday 27th October 2019.  Although their language has been lost the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today. The course included a visit to the British Museum. The… Read more »

Anglo Saxon Treasures

The first version of this course was about the invasion and settlement of post-Roman Britain by Germanic tribes contrasting the role of Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and archaeology in interpretation. It provided an introduction to the wealth of treasures in the British Museum from burial sites and other archaeological digs in England dating from the… Read more »

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