Charles I: The Court at War
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Gresham College Lectures
Charles I: The Court at War
Nov 06, 2019
Gresham College
During the Civil War Charles I's court, denied access to its usual country residences, was forced to set itself up in a series of makeshift locations. The most important of these was Oxford which Charles converted into a large and well-organised courtly campus.

Oxford, and a series of other temporary 'palaces', had to be both elegant court centres and efficient military headquarters; these very unusual royal houses cast new light on the key protagonists in England's Civil War.

A lecture by Simon Thurley, Visiting Professor of the Built Environment 6 November

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