Theatres of Revolution: The Stuart Kings and the Architecture of Disruption

Based on new research Simon Thurley illuminates the architectural world of the century of revolution. The Stuart period saw huge religious, social and political disruption and amidst this, monarchs struggled to rule, frequently from ad hoc and makeshift residences. The interactions between architecture and power took on different meanings as monarchs struggled, against the odds, to govern and sometimes, simply survive. 

These lectures explore key moments in 17th century history through the lens of the architectural expedients the Stuart monarchs adopted to rule.

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