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Event Series Evening Lectures

Vesuvius CE79: How Archaeology, Art and Fiction transformed a natural disaster into a human tragedy

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Though Vesuvius and the Cities, Herculaneum, Stabia and above all Pompeii buried in the eruption of 79CE seem inseparable, they were first brought together by the archaeology, arts, fiction and politics of the Romantic era. Together they have irrevocably shaped our view of the volcano and its victims.

Event Series Evening Lectures

Queen Jane’s Proclamation of Accession of 1553 and Gendering of the English Monarchy

The Proclamation of Accession of Queen Jane (1553) is unique among similar proclamations for its argument supporting the setting aside of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor from the succession. It attempts to persuade of a necessity to preserve monarchy as masculine and implies that Jane’s new husband Guildford Dudley would either rule beside her or in her stead.