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Treason, Triangles and Thomas Tresham - CANCELLED Dr Sarah Pearson Tuesday 07 July 2020

 

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Sarah has spoken to us on two previous occasions, mostly recently on the subject of sublime and ridiculed architecture. Her subject in this lecture is Thomas Tresham, the father of Francis Tresham the Gunpowder plotter. He was a Catholic, living in difficult times in the late Tudor period. He decided to express his Catholicism in the design and decoration of two buildings on his Northamptonshire estates. These were Rushton Triangular Lodge (now English Heritage) and Lyveden New Bield (now National Trust). Both are most unusual and fascinating buildings. The Triangular Lodge, for example, symbolizes the Holy Trinity: it has three sides, three floors, trefoil windows and three triangular gables on each side.

Picture: Wikipedia – Rushton Triangular Lodge