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|Course:||The Unknown King: The Story of Henry III|
|Start Date:||19th January 2018|
|End Date:||21st January 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£325.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£219.00 What's included?|
He ruled England and half of Wales for longer than any other medieval monarch. He left his kingdom matchlessly prosperous and peaceful with the most accomplished and perfectly-prepared son to succeed him. Yet, over the centuries King Henry III has been reviled and dismissed as “weak”, “incompetent”, “stupid” – the list goes on! Clearly, it is time to re-evaluate Henry III and this course aims to do just that.
Tim is an itinerant lecturer, with two subject areas: music and the Middle Ages. Trained originally in music, Tim worked as a composer in touring theatre during the 1970s and 1980s, but his studies, researches and explorations of medieval Britain always developed alongside. Tim’s theatre career moved gradually forward into adult education and he has been a WEA tutor for nearly 30 years and runs courses at several residential colleges in the ARCA network. He is a guest lecturer at museums, including the Ashmolean in Oxford, and works as a tour guide for specialist history groups. He is a member of the NADFAS register, and speaks to history societies, music clubs, and organisations of many other types. Photography is another aspect of his works, and he has become well known for the atmospheric and unusual slides which he uses. For him, context is the key – whether relating a medieval building to its underlying landscape, or linking a symphony to the social background of a great musician, Tim believes in the power of the wider picture, and those lively connections that bring a subject into the light.Back to List
The audience at wonderful Dillington House proved, once more, to be intelligent, informed and engaged with the subject. It is a delight to talk at a place where the thirst for culture and knowledge remains both broad and deep.