Restoration & Baroque Houses and their families

Course Ref: C3747086
Date: 1 meeting on Saturday 19/03/2022. 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: RISC
Tutor: Adam Smith
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Fee: £27.00

The restoration of the throne to Charles II in 1660 and the return of many aristocratic exiles from Europe brought new ideas on how country houses should be built and used, sometimes drawing on Dutch and French influences. We will see how the restrained Restoration style of mansions such as Belton evolved into the theatrical baroque of palaces such as Blenheim, which was funded by Queen Anne to celebrate the Duke of Marlborough’s great military victory against the French. This will be an informative blend of architectural and social history.

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