Christopher Rogers - Monarchy to Mansion - Architecture in Britain after the Reformation

Date: 01-01 Apr 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Location:
The Merchant's House
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Price: Standard fee: £15.00, Friends of MH fee: £12.00
Description:

The third of three lectures in The Merchant's House 2020 Study Series focussing on the Reformation.

The first half of the 16th century saw dramatic social changes in England. The greatest of these was the Dissolution of the Monasteries, arguably the greatest transfer of wealth in English history.  Both the King and many of his subjects gained huge tracts of former  monastic land, and sought to establish themselves dynastically with new mansions and palaces; a trend that continued well into the reign of Elizabeth 1st. At the same time the  impact of the Renaissance in Italy, and most especially in the  court of Francis 1st in France, saw revolutionary new ideas and designs which were to eclipse the established gothic and be incorporated into the lavish new buildings of the period. 

10:00am to 12:30pm    Tickets £15  (£12 for Friends of The Merchant's House)

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