The Landscapes and Buildings of Tudor England
Start: 14th September 2012 at 6:00pm
End: 16th September 2012 at 2:00pm
***SORRY THIS COURSE IS NOW CANCELLED***
Tudor England is often romantically pictured as a ‘golden age’ of ’Merrie England’, conjuring up images of black and white timber buildings, magnificent palaces, alms houses, the Spanish Armada and Shakespeare’s theatre. Yet this was a time of passion, tragedy and religious persecution set against huge political, economic, social, demographic and cultural change. We see its impact in the landscape, agricultural change, rising population, defensive structures, religious building and destruction, new architecture for the theatre and in education. Tudor England was a period of ‘great rebuilding’ with lavish spending on the land and breathtaking buildings, notably country houses, parks and estates. But at what cost?