Sir Christopher Wren’s success was underpinned by his consummate skill as a courtier, retaining the confidence of four monarchs through social and economic disasters and political revolution. Wren's life at court can be minutely reconstructed and shows a man who was first and foremost a courtier serving the architectural whims of the Stuart dynasty.
Taking Wren the courtier as its starting point this lecture uses new research to paint his talents and career in a new light.
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A lecture by Simon Thurley recorded on 14 June 2023 at David Game College, London
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch-now/wren-courtier
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