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June 2019

Life and Times of George II

June 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Queen’s House Greenwich

Life and Times of George II What is the course about? George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah. His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote but also saw other great achievements in British culture with the art of Hogarth and the works of Pope…

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October 2019

The Etruscans: An Introduction

October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
City Lit and British Museum, Keeley Street and Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom
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  Although their language has been lost the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum. The Etruscans are one of the more mysterious civilisations of Ancient Europe.  The Greeks and Romans are well known but the influence of the Etruscans on them is less well known.  The course will look at the history of Etruria and the 12 Etruscans city…

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February 2020

Life and Times of James VII and II

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
City Lit, Keeley Street
London, WC2B 4BA United Kingdom
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Although his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an intriguing one in exile.  A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain. James was the second son of Charles I so not expected to be king until later in life when it became clear his brother Charles II would die without a legitimate child. James was brought up at his parents’ court in an atmosphere that led…

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