|Course:||The Wonder of the World: A Teenage Emperor at the First Millennium|
|Start Date:||4th July 2018|
|Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
In 983 a three year old Saxon prince inherited a vast empire that stretched from the Baltic to Rome. In 994 he was crowned Emperor Otto III of the Romans and, regarding himself as the new Constantine, built himself a palace in Rome and set about creating a new Roman Empire in medieval Europe. This course explores the life and times of this remarkable individual and the nature of his ambitious projects cut short by his early death at the age of twenty one.
Richard Henderson has an MA from Bristol University. His research interests focus around the ideological and historical origins of the Holy Roman Empire, the transition from the Antique to the medieval world, and late Antique cities. He worked for many years as a town planner and now runs classes in medieval history for adults and also organises cultural tours to European citiesBack to List Make Booking Enquiry
I came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back.