Haddon Hall is one of the oldest houses in England
Photo credit: René Cortin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
From forbidding fortresses to captivating castles, Great Britain is home to extraordinary buildings that were the locations of some of the extremes of British history, ranging from the viciously vindictive—such as the grotesque murder of Edward II at Berkley Castle—to the glamorously amorous, such as the adventures of Bess of Hardwick Hall, ever richer with each of her four marriages. Art historian Janetta Rebold Benton takes you on a vicarious visit to castle life in medieval and Renaissance England, examining architectural styles, historic structures, and splendid settings.
Friday, May 19
10–11 a.m. Moat, Keep, Motte, and Bailey: Tower of London, Windsor Castle
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Manor Manners: Half-timber houses of Little Moreton Hall, Ightham Mote
Friday, May 26
10–11 a.m. Castle Life Fit for a King—and Queen: Berkeley Castle, Hampton Court Palace
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Architecture and Ego: Montacute House, Hardwick Hall
World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1 credit*
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