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Royal London

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This six-day trip to London explores the impact of the monarchy on the architecture and art of this city. It complements the European History sequence and the winter term History elective on gender and power in sixteenth century England.  These courses are not, however, a prerequisite.

Date: Spring Break, on hiatus 2017
Number of Students: 12
Program Leaders: Marcelle Doheny and Nile Blunt
Themes: Monarchy, Architecture, Arts

This six-day trip to London explores the impact of the monarchy on the architecture and art of this city. It complements the European History sequence and the winter term History elective on gender and power in sixteenth century England.  These courses are not, however, a prerequisite.  Students will participate in workshops prior to the trip, so no previous knowledge of English history is necessary.  Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, and other great sites in and around London are monuments to the enduring power and presence of the monarchy in England.  Students will travel through the centuries and walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and their daughter Elizabeth I.  Travel down the Thames to see how the city was shaped by the architectural vision of Kings and Queens for a millennium, demonstrating the symbolic power of buildings and the people and objects that lived within them. For more information, please contact Marcelle Doheny (mdoheny@andover.edu) or Nile Blunt (nblunt@andover.edu).

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