October 2022

Gilt and Gorgeousness

Welcome to The Arts Society Dorset County
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:30
Cerne Abbas Village Hall Cerne Abbas DT2 7GY
Online Event

Special Interest Day Hybrid: 3 lectures. 200th anniversary of George IV

On coming to the throne George IV instinctively understood the majesty and splendour appropriate to the monarch of the richest and most powerful country in the world.  His coronation in July 1821 was the most magnificent ever. 
For the Royal Collection we must firstly thank King Charles I who collected prodigiously, although Cromwell sold a lot of the collection. King George IV purchased back many of those works of art for the Royal Collection, and collected avidly, adding prestigious art works from his own period.  He converted Buckingham House to a Palace and gilded and decorated Windsor Castle.  A fascinating day and something to reflect on today.


Mrs Barbara Askew

Historian and London Blue Badge Guide since 1988. Lecturer, Examiner and Course Director on Blue Badge Guide Training Courses and an acknowledged expert on Royalty and Windsor Castle. The only Blue Badge Guide accredited to guide the Albert Memorial. Has conducted tours for American museums and alumni groups for the past 25 years. Offers guided visits and walking tours linked to her lectures.