A walk in the country; you come upon the typical village country church. This lecture will help you look at the architecture inside and out, the church furniture, those mysterious nooks and crannies, high and low. How and why did it all come to look this way? This is a fascinating journey through English history unravelled before your eyes. “I can’t make you experts” says Nicholas Henderson, “but I can teach you enough to amaze your friends on that day in the countryside.”
Four lectures delivered as individual lectures or as a Study Day
The Powers behind and on the Throne … ten Tudor Queens
Elizabeth of York, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, Mary, Elizabeth. Deadlier than the male, powers behind and on the throne, formative figures in a tumultuous era whose various influences are with us to this day. Click for synopsis below:
ANNE OF CLEVES – ENGLAND’S HALF-FORGOTTEN QUEEN Part two of part two of a Tetralogy, a four part series available one part at a time or as a Study Day
Talks may be customised to suit your requirements including bespoke talks. They are illustrated by Keynote (Power Point) projection and sound I am also able to deliver lectures online using Zoom or similar platforms. For more information, please get in touch using the Contact form.
And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green: And was the holy Lamb of God, On England’s pleasant pastures seen! Words: William Blake 1808 Music: SirCharles Hubert H. Parry 1916
Canute, to William the Conqueror, to the Tudors and everything in between. The Anglo-Saxons and the Normans – gave us an enduring legacy, but so did the Danes and the Church. An often forgotten and mysterious period in what was to become … ‘English’ history. The legacy lingers on visibly and even audibly in architecture, linguistics and society. An exploration into the great upheavals in society and community that disrupted and formed the cultural feeds into what was to become England and eventually Great Britain.