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The Normans in England 1066-1215 Rupert Willoughby Wednesday 30 January 2019

Cross Cultural Influences in the Arts: An Exploration of how other cultures have influenced the Arts in Britain

Wyvern Area Study Day 1        The Normans in England 1066-1215

It is 950 years since the Normans invaded England. The roughest of company, they came not to civilise, but to seize. There followed an orgy of building in what was described as 'a new manner' - castles, churches, monasteries and cathedrals - that all but effaced the fabric of Saxon England. In advance of the Bayeux Tapestry's UK exhibition, Rupert will also 'unravel' the mysteries of this landmark in the history of Western art. To conclude, Rupert will tell us about William the Marshal, the knight errant, who made a fortune in ransoms on the tournament circuit in Northern France. Rupert evokes a world in which the knights were dominant and were 'the angels men complain of, who kill whatever they come upon'. Rupert Willoughby has been an Arts Society Lecturer since 2011 and specialises in the domestic and social life of the past.

Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: £35 per Study Day (includes coffee and a sandwich lunch)

NB Open to both members of The Arts Society and non-members.

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