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13 January 2020 Jewelled Journeys:The Art of Opulent Travel
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Jewelled Journeys:The Art of Opulent Travel Andrew Prince Monday 13 January 2020

PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will be held in our usual venue in Building 46. 

Throughout history, travelling has been used as a way to display wealth, power, status, as well as a useful tool to control over mighty subjects. Today, we take a journey as a matter of course, not thinking much of a distance of a hundred miles or more. In the past it was very different as an Aristocrat had to take not only clothes, but food, furniture, cooking facilities, tents, and the like, not just for himself and family but his household as well.

 In this talk, Andrew shows the many lavish and opulent accessories and modes of transport that were used by Monarchs and Aristocracy alike, to ease travel while on their seasonal progress” to and from each others estates, and where diplomatic meetings between Kings turned into a contest of rivals to see who could out do each other in the finest accommodation, jewels, silks, retinue and luggage train.

Andrew Prince is a jeweller who appreciates jewels for their design & craftmanship rather than value & started work in Bond Street aged 16. His designs have been worn by many celebrities & he has made jewellery for Judy Dench in Mrs Henderson Presents, Downton Abbey & The Young Victoria and the V & A exhibition: Tiaras, Past and Present