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Course - A History of English Architecture
Course Level: Freshman
Dr Simon Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster on television and radio and is the Chief Executive of English Heritage, the Government’s principal advisor on the historic environment in England.
In 2010 and 2011, Dr.Thurley served as the Visiting Professor of the Built Environment at Gresham College, and gave a series of lectures entitled God, Caesar and Robin Hood: How the Middle Ages were Built. The English Middle Ages saw the construction of some of the world’s greatest buildings, structures that still shape our towns, cities and countryside and mould our national identity. These four lectures give a controversial new view of how medieval England was built starting with the departure of the Romans and ending with the Reformation.
Lecture 1 - Making England in the Shadow of Rome, 410-1130
Lecture 2 - A New Jerusalem: Reaching for Heaven, 1130-1300
Lecture 3 - Coming of Age, 1408-1530
Lecture 4 - Exuberance to Crisis, 1300-1408
Lecture 5 - The End of the Old World Order, 1530 to 1650
Lecture 6 - 1650 to 1760 The Rise of Consensus
Lecture 7 - 1760 to 1830 Engine House
Lecture 8 - 1830 to 1914 On Top Of The World