Thursday 23 January 2020, 7.00PM to 9.00pm
Grand country houses, or stately homes, were designed to display their owners’ power and wealth. These palaces evolved from medieval castles and Tudor mansions until they achieved their Baroque maturity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This course will explore the history, architecture and landscaping of the most paradigmatic mansions of northern England, whether they were built to dominate the landscape or to harmonise with it. Discussions will include Markenfield Hall, Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth House and Castle Howard.
Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD