History and Heritage: Royal Palaces Along The Thames: Peter Lawrence

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Starts: Friday, 14 August 2020 at 4:00PM
Ends: Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 1:00PM
Available spaces: 6

Tutor: Peter Lawrence

An illustrated course that highlights Royal influence on the development of London and the River Thames from the 11th century to recent times. This course will also include a visit to Windsor Castle. 

From east to west, there are few places in today's London that haven't been influenced by the presence of the Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain. London was re-established as the capital of Saxon England and by the 11th century - not just the City of London but also the place we now call Westminster was emerging as the centre of government. Through the centuries other parts of central London have been served as Royal "H.Q's" plus several centres of learning and healing in London owe their very existence to Royal protection or patronage. The River Thames is also part of the story, acting as a royal processional route to many riverside palaces. This course will also look at changes in the way we see Royalty on public occasions in London, especially those of our Queen at this time in her long reign. The course will include a day trip to Windsor Castle.

The tutor will include some of his own experiences as a Royalty Protection officer.

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