47. IMAGINING ENGLAND'S PAST: INSPIRATION, ENCHANTMENT, OBSESSION

Susan
47. IMAGINING ENGLAND'S PAST: INSPIRATION, ENCHANTMENT, OBSESSION
Susan Owens
Thursday 27th June 10:30 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Spiegeltent
Did you know that Britain was founded by Brutus of Troy? That giants once lived here? And that Stonehenge was magicked onto Salisbury Plain by the wizard Merlin? Britain was once rich in legends explaining its history and landscape. But although many of these myths were dispelled long ago, a romantic fascination with the ‘days of old’ lived on. Join writer and curator Susan Owens to meet a Georgian forger, the Victorian stager of a spectacular ‘medieval’ tournament and the artists drawn to the ‘primal magic’ of prehistoric sites – and discover why the past exerts such a powerful emotional pull.
Event Theme: Society
£5.00
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