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|Course:||The Teutonic Knights: Architecture & History|
|Start Date:||9th February 2018|
|End Date:||11th February 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£321.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£215.00 What's included?|
The Teutonic Knights were a military order like the Templars and Knights of St John, but unique in creating their own state in East Prussia, where they embarked on one of the most effective and remarkable programmes of castle building in the middle ages, often in cooperation with the Hanseatic League of merchants. We look at their history and those castles, including a brief period in Southern Transylvania, where they consolidated the frontier of the Hungarian Kingdom with fortified churches. The high point is the enormous achievement of Marienburg, their headquarters and the largest brick castle in Europe.
Mark Powell is a tour guide and lecturer on Eastern Europe. He has published a number of articles on Architecture Interalia in the Architectural Review.Back to List
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.