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Westminster Abbey: A Royal Destination

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Monday, May 13, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1M2320
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Westminster Abbey

Founded over nine centuries ago, this medieval masterpiece has been cherished by monarchs and admired by Londoners. Historian Lorella Brocklesby explores Westminster Abbey’s Gothic magnificence and important royal patronage from the Middle Ages. She discusses later additions including extravagant Tudor adornments and towers designed in the Baroque era, as well as the myriad of rare and royal treasures that abound within the spectacular soaring interior.

History unfolds as Brockelsby surveys wall paintings, carvings, painted glass, Poets’ Corner, and commemorations of the famous and the noble. And everywhere are the visible reminders of England’s kings and queens, including a rare full-length medieval royal portrait, the Coronation Chair dating from the 1300s, the dramatically impressive tomb of Queen Elizabeth I, and the towers that were finally completed in the early 18th century.

Brocklesby is an adjunct professor in the School of Professional Studies at New York University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.