The Annual Clarendon Lecture: From Clarendon to Cambridge - A Talk by James Wright

The Annual Clarendon Lecture: From Clarendon to Cambridge - A Talk by James Wright Courtesy of James Wright

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

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Great Houses During the Reign of Henry VI  6.30pm Drinks, 7pm Talk

During August 1453, Henry VI suffered a debilitating setback in his mental health which left him in a catatonic stupor. As he languished in the rambling rural palace of Clarendon in Wiltshire, England slid inexorably towards civil war. Henry left few lasting achievements. However, he did lavish great expense on his building projects at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge. Whilst the king concentrated on educational institutions, his courtiers began work on buildings such as Knole and Tattershall Castle, which fundamentally altered the face of English architecture for over a century. This lecture given by James Wright - buildings archaeologist, lecturer and author - will investigate the changes in building styles that ultimately led to Clarendon slipping into its final decline...

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