THREE OF THE BEST
Edward Saunders, lecturer in the history of art
These three lectures will feature some of the most popular single lectures given over the years by Edward Saunders. The subjects are completely different from each other. The first will be a return to Russia with the Imperial Easter Eggs of Carl Fabergé which encapsulates the luxury of a bygone era. This will be followed by a lecture on Petra, which featured prominently in one of his very first Summer School courses and has always been a fascinating topic for many audiences across the country ever since. The third lecture will be on The Cheapside Hoard which will trace the discovery, in the early 1900s, of an amazing collection of seventeenth-century jewellery in the City of London. So unique and valuable is the hoard that it is hardly ever on display in case of theft but was the subject of an exhibition in 2013 and 2014 at the Museum of London.
1. The Imperial Easter eggs of Carl Fabergé
2. Petra: the ‘rose-red city half as old as time’
3. The Cheapside Hoard: the finest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery ever discovered