The arrival of James VI in England and the melding of the two courts

When & Where

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Online, Online, Online

Event Details

Dr Simon Thurley CBE presents a colourful history of the Stuart dynasty, through the beautiful buildings and spaces they inhabited.

King James VI/I was a gust of fresh air after the later years of Queen Elizabeth. Unlike his predecessor he was a family man, with dynastic ambitions and big ideas about architecture.

This fascinating talk by historian Simon Thurley, explores the colourful history of the Stuart dynasty, through the buildings and spaces they inhabited. Life in the court of the House of Stuart has been shrouded in mystery: the first half of the century overshadowed by the fall and execution of Charles I, the second half in the complete collapse of the House itself.

Lost to time is the extraordinary contribution the Stuarts made to the fabric of sovereignty. Every palace they built, painting they commissioned, or artwork they acquired was a direct reflection of the lives that they led and the way that they thought.

Join Dr Simon Thurley for a c.45-minute online talk, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions from the audience. The webinar will be recorded and made available to ticket-holders for 7 days after the broadcast.



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