Friday Lunch & Lecture – A Magical Mystery Tour: The English Miniature from the Tudors to the Victorians



Mark Cottle

17 March 2023

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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From Holbein to the arrival of photography, the English have always kept a special place in their affections for the miniature.  No other country has supported such an unbroken succession of miniatures and flourishing development for so long.

More closely bound up with people’s lives than any other art form, these portraits provide, in Sir Roy Strong’s happy image, a ‘keyhole’ into the lives of Tudors, Stuarts, Georgians and Victorians.

The aim of this lecture is to provide a tour through three centuries of wonderful portraiture and the changing ages they represent: a tapestry of English history seen through the eyes of its miniaturists.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Mark Cottle was born in the Scilly Isles, educated at Truro School in Cornwall and was a graduate of Birmingham University with a Masters Degree in late Medieval History.  Mark has spent over 20 years lecturing in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Tudor history in further and higher education.

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