Tudor exhibition catalogue
8 October 2013
With 116 pages and 50 colour illustrations, the catalogue for RAMM’s exhibition celebrating the spirit of adventure and enterprise in the South West during the Tudor Age, West Country to World’s End, has been published ready for the opening on 26 October.
Even though the South West is famed for its contribution to the period, most books still focus on the glittering world of the Tudor court. This publication provides a different perspective, placing Tudor Devon and Cornwall in the spotlight and showing something of their cultural life, their connection with major historical events and the achievements of individuals born in the South West in warfare, exploration, trade, learning and the arts. The centre of attention is the period between the 1540s and the 1610s.
Susan Flavin writes about decorative arts in the West Country in the 16th century – a particularly a vibrant and dynamic period in its evolution. Karen Hearn writes about art in Britain at the time, and the genius of Hilliard. Stephanie Pratt discusses illustrious West Country commanders, who are remembered for preying on Spanish treasure fleets, participating in the defeat of the Armada, and for their involvement in exploration and in the early settlements in America. Sam Smiles, who introduces the book, writes about education and learning in the region, after the Reformation had wrested control of schools from the Church. A useful Who’s Who, with biographies of 50 of the most important individuals associated with Devon and Cornwall, completes the volume.
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