William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

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 »

Women in Etruria and Rome

Ancient Etruscan and Roman Women Comparing and contrasting women in the societies of Ancient Etruria, Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Examining the position of women in Ancient Italy as well as the attitude to women as seen as goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in Etruscan and… 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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