William Sterling

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Collectors at the British Museum

This course was due to run at the City Lit but did not take place in the end.  One of the collectors involved was Charles Townley.  Slides below refer to some of his collection in the museum. Townley

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Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware – Nineteenth Century Classical References in the British Museum

Delve into classical myths used in naval related and other items by examining some of the British Museum and other collections of C19th objects. Following on from the previous course we shall look at what Classical artworks were available to artists in the C19th and what literary works were studied in schools and were known… Read more »

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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 »

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