King Henry III and the Communication of Power

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Against the backdrop of King John’s ignominy and the political challenge posed by Magna Carta, which encouraged demands for greater representation in parliament, King Henry III used art, architecture and apparel to exalt his authority and to communicate his divinely-ordained status on a scale never previously seen in England. 

This lecture considers how Henry used art to justify monarchy at the dawn of what is commonly termed the ‘parliamentary state’.

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This event was on Thu, 12 Apr 2018


Dr Benjamin Wild

Dr Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress. He is a consultant lecturer at the Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. His doctorate focused on the material culture of the household of King Henry III of England.

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