DGT Lectures

Louis XIV, King of Gardens - Online Lecture
Friday, May 7, 2021

Louis XIV, King of Gardens. Online lecture by Dr Philip Mansel

Friday 7th May at 6.00 pm.

Dorset Gardens Trust in association with TGT are proud to present Louis XIV, King of Gardens, an online lecture by Dr Philip Mansel, on Friday 7th May at 6.00 pm. Philip Mansel is a leading historian of France who has received prestigious awards from both British and French institutions. Drawing from his book King of the World: the life of Louis XIV (2019,) he will explore how the King used the gardens he created at Versailles to attract and impress foreign visitors, and to prove that French gardens and sculptures surpassed those of ancient and modern Rome. He will also explore the King’s other garden enterprises such as his private paradise at Marly and his own garden design at Grand Trianon. Tickets £5. Details & Booking at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/louis-xiv-king-of-gardens-tickets-149748502803?aff=erellivmlt


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