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HOW LONDON BECAME THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH 2/6

THE COURSE offers art history lectures, guided museum visits and London walks.

In this series of 6 lectures and 6 accompanying walks we will show HOW LONDON BECAME THE GREATEST CITY ON EARTH

More than any other country on the planet, Britain has pooled its constitutional, financial and cultural forces within its capital. This 6 part series of lectures and 6accompanying walks will explore how, over 2,000 years, London has dealt with six of those forces: the monarchy; the law; religion; finance; entertainment; and education. The story of the Reformation, of constitutional monarchy, of Shakespearean theatre, of the public school, of the common law, the story of Britain.... They can all be told through London's unique collection of buildings.


LEGAL LONDON

This lecture and walk of Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Middle Temple and Inner Temple will explain the development of legal London from the Temple Church - and the tombs of the Knights Templar - touching on Norman and Early English Gothic architecture. It will then move to the arrival of the lawyers via Middle Temple Hall, the finest Elizabethan hall in London. Middle Temple gateway explains the arrival of classicism while The High Court on the Strand reaches the high point of the French Gothic Revival. Lincoln's Inn Chapel is the last breath of Perpendicular Gothic in early C17th London. We will look at Lincoln's Inn as an introduction to early C18th terraces and Lincoln's Inn Hall, the height of the C19th Tudor Revival. The talk and walk will also be peppered with legal references in history and literature, from Bleak House to Rumpole of the Bailey. Harry Mount was a barrister himself so he has some first-hand experience.

The walk 16 November will be within London's Inns of Court.


Speaker(s):

Harry Mount | talks

 

Date and Time:

9 November 2016 at 10:45 am

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£54.00

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

Additional Information:

visit www.thecoursestudies.co.uk

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