William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

George I

From being the ruler of an obscure German electorate George I suddenly became king of on the most powerful nations in the world in his fifties. He was never popular in his new kingdom but established a constitutional monarchy which has survived to today. This course was run at the City Lit on Saturday 16th… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 1

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 1 The Germans are Coming Outline of Lecture Series The first five lectures cover the period of the history of England from the C5th to the C11th, some 600 years from the departure… Read more »

The Lewis Chess Set: archetype of Mediaeval Society

This topic was day four of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 29 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. The British Museum holds astonishing artefacts which colour our understanding of Medieval society. The Lewis chessmen… Read more »

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