The Cult of Gloriana: Art, Music and Personality at the Court of the Virgin Queen

175 TUTOR: Mark Cottle

 

Elizabeth I was the most remarkable woman of a remarkable age. Her reign marks one of the great creative periods in English history. Literature, music, art, architecture and overseas exploration all reached unprecedented heights. This course will focus on each of these areas in turn, following an introductory survey of Elizabeth and her reign. In many respects, the Renaissance arrived late in England, but Elizabeth's reign and a range of strikingly able Elizabethans at Court and beyond ensured it took root. The aim of this course is to demonstrate great levels of achievement, particularly in the arts and to recreate something of the energy, spirit and confidence of the Golden Age.

 

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Elizabeth I was the most remarkable woman of a remarkable age. Her reign was one of the great creative periods of English history - literature, music, art, architecture and overseas exploration all reached unprecedented heights. With reference to literature and architecture, this lecture will also focus on the portraits, miniatures and music of Elizabeth's court. The aim is to demonstrate great levels of artistic achievement and to recreate something of the energy, spirit, and confidence of this Golden Age.

 

Day 1

·Introduction

·Tudor overview up to Elizabeth's succession. The Reformation

·A journey through the Tudor landscape

·Elizabeth's reign

·The Greenwich exhibition

 

 

Day 2

·The Greenwich exhibition continued

·Elizabeth's first ministers: Cecil and Walsingham

·Plots and rumours of plots: counter-espionage

 

 

Day 3

·Elizabethan art: portraits and miniatures

·Houses and gardens

 

 

Day 4

·Music: religious and secular

·Elizabeth's sea dogs: Hakluyt, voyagers and voyages

 

 

Day 5

·Elizabeth's theatre: Shakespeare, Marlow

·The end of Elizabeth's reign

·Elizabeth and the Tudor legacy

 

Course Tutor

Mark Cottle

Mark Cottle

About Mark

Mark Cottle was born on the Isles of Scilly, went to school at Truro, Cornwall and studied at Birmingham University, graduating with an MA in medieval history and literature. He has spent his career in teaching, lecturing and training at home and abroad. He currently runs two small companies, Exploring History, which offers lectures and courses in mainly medieval and Tudor history and Romarc Training & Development which designs and delivers corporate training.

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