The Royal Palaces of England

Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, links architecture, court life and politics to paint an intimate picture of everyday life in the palaces of the monarchy from the Saxons to the Stuarts. He contends that government and palace life were inextricable and that to unlock the secrets of royal architecture throws new light on the history of the nation.

Past Lectures In This Series
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War Halls: Royal Houses from the Saxons to the Hundred Years' War

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 6:00PM
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Playing Catch-up: Palaces from the Hundred Years' War to the Wars of the Roses

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 6:00PM
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Magnificence: A Tale of Two Henrys

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 6:00PM
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Cultural Revolution: Palaces of the Early Stuart Kings

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 - 6:00PM
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Revolutionary State? Royal Palaces in Cromwell's England

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 6:00PM
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Restoration and Reaction: Palaces of the Restoration

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 6:00PM
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The Last Stuarts and the Death of the Royal Powerhouse

Simon Thurley CBE
Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 6:00PM