Life at the European Courts at the time of Mary Queen of Scots
Lecture | Auchleish
Friday 14 October 2016 - 11:00 until 14:00
Olive has had an eclectic career. After training as a ballet dancer she became an opera singer with soprano roles at the BBC, ENO, Wexford and Czech National Opera groups. Later she spent time as an art historian at the Ashmolean and lecturer at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. More recently she taught Western Art History at Shanghai University of finance and economics where she was made an honorary professor.
All over Europe in the 16th century kings, queens and aristocrats, rich or poor, lived in much the same way. This talk will discuss their life styles, homes, gardens, clothes, pastimes, pets and the books they read to give us a fascinating glimpse into a lost world of privilege.
This event has been organised by the Angus Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.