William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

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 »

James VI & I

James was already king of Scotland when he succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. In fact he had been a king virtually his whole life when he became the first monarch of Great Britain. I ran this one day course at the City Lit on Sunday 26th November 2017. We covered the following topics.  James’s life… Read more »

Early and Late Mediaeval Europe

This tour starts at 2:45 each day and lasts about 40 minutes.  Following the reopening of the Early Mediaeval Gallery, Room 41, in Spring 2014 the tour has been updated to include both early and late objects from Mediaeval Europe.  The tour starts at the end of the Roman Empire with the dazzling Esquiline Treasure from Rome… Read more »

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