William Sterling

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The Queen’s House Greenwich

This tour was devised for a course entitled “Gods and Heroes: the influence of the Classical World on art in the C17th & C18th” at the Queen’s House in 2017 as the Queen’s House itself is the first neo-classical building in Britain and many of the objects displayed in it demonstrate the influence of the… Read more »

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The Modern European Galleries at the British Museum

The Mediaeval European collection in the museum holds some of the most famous objects found in this country including the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo ship Burial.  These tend to overshadow their later European companions but many of these objects are as interesting and important to the history of our continent.  This virtual tour… Read more »

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William and Mary

I first ran this course at Crayford Manor in January 2003 but the latest manifestation was on Saturday 14th March 2020 at the City Lit just before the great lockdown. Following the attempt by James II to re-establish Catholicism in Britain his daughter and son-in-law were invited to oust him to protect the Protestant church.… Read more »