Malvern WR14 1GD
Dr Gillian White formerly worked for the National Trust as a Curator/Collections Manager at Hardwick Hall. She now works as a freelance lecturer and teaches at Oxford and Leicester Universities.
The talk is entitled THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE. It examines one of the most lively and creative periods of English country house building when ambitious courtiers built mansions in a uniquely English style, mixing medieval gothic traditions and European renaissance motifs. We will look at examples such as Longleat, Wollaton, Hardwick, Kirby, and the Earl of Leicester’s theatrical alterations to Kenilworth Castle.