What daintie darling's here? The Progresses of Elizabeth I
Talk | Perrins Hall,
Thursday 29 October 2015 - 18:45 until 20:45
During one of the most lively and creative periods of English country house building, Elizabethan patrons constructed great mansions to display their wealth and status, and to receive and flatter Elizabeth I on her royal progresses. The results have a uniquely English style, mixing medieval gothic traditions with European renaissance motifs. Art historian and lecturer, Dr Gillian White will present some of England’s greatest historic houses, including Longleat House, Wollaton Hall, Hardwick Hall, Kirby Hall and the Earl of Leicester’s theatrical alterations to Kenilworth Castle. The title of this talk, from the Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575, will be explained in the lecture, which will be in two parts with an interval for wine and sandwiches.
This event has been organised by the Worcestershire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.