"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

20 October 2020

Happy Birthday, Wren

Kneller, Sir Christopher Wren, 1711

Sir Christopher Wren was born on this day in 1632.

In this lecture, Anthony Geraghty reveals how Sir Christopher Wren went about rebuilding over fifty churches in the decades after the Great Fire. He will describe the several factors - economic, political, religious, aesthetic - that shaped the appearance of these much-loved buildings ...

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