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The Spanish Culture of Charles I’s Court
15 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |
Museum of London |
In 1623, Charles I (as heir to the throne) made a secret and hazardous trip to Madrid to win the hand of a Spanish princess. For eight months he was the guest of the Spanish king, Philip IV, living in the Alcazar of Madrid. The opportunities to study art, architecture and court ceremonial made a profound impact on the 23-year-old Charles, and it influenced his own taste when two years later he inherited the thrones of England and Scotland.
This lecture is part of a series on Stuart Britain. This lecture series covers European influences on culture under the Stuart Kings James I and Charles I, and then the cultural shock of the revolutionary decade of 1649-60 when Parliament ruled Britain.
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