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September 2020

A CHIP OFF QUEEN VICTORIA’S BLOCK? PRINCE VICTOR GLEICHEN AND HIS ARTIST CHILDREN

Welcome to The Arts Society Harpenden Evening
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 19:30
Fowden Hall
Rothamsted Harpenden AL5 2JQ

The artistic career of Prince Victor Gleichen.

Victoria`s mother, the Duchess of Kent, had already been married and widowed before her wedding to a son of George III. Her daughter Feodora by her first husband came to London when her mother remarried, and at Kensington Palace married the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Their son, Queen Victoria`s nephew, was Prince Victor Gleichen. After distinguished service in the British Navy he took up sculpture, quickly becoming the Victorian sculptor of choice. His work may be found throughout Britain, most prominently in the Royal Collection. ON LINE only

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr John Vigar

Professional ecclesiastical historian, author and broadcaster for over 35 years, John has visited and recorded over 13,000 churches in England and Wales. He is a trustee of the oldest church preservation society in Britain - The Friends of Friendless Churches. Formerly an employee of The Churches Conservation Trust, John has also served as Photographic Curator of The Kempe Trust and Hon. Secretary of The Ledgerstone Survey of England and Wales. In his spare time he has written 12 books, leads specialist church tours and is a tutor at Denman College.