Re: [pepysdiary] History in the Making: How Early Modern Britain Imagined Its Past
- View SourceThinks, Michael. This links to some really great stuff.
At 08:32 AM 2/2/2008 +0000, you wrote:
>Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.,
>January 24May 17, 2008 10am5pm
> Curator(s): Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan
>Early modern Britain sought in numerous ways to reconcile its present
>with a past visibly at odds with it. Facing the dynastic and religious
>upheavals caused by the Wars of the Roses and the Protestant
>Reformation, the British tried to account for their present by
>rewriting the past.
>This exhibit considers the ways in which the early modern British
>made, and remade, their own history. "Making History" focuses on how
>key events, such as the controversial execution of Mary Queen of Scots
>or the murderous Gunpowder Plot, were interpreted in the period, as
>well as on crucial ideas that helped shaped those interpretations.
>It also examines some of the period's most important figures, both
>real (Charles I) and imaginary (Shakespeare's Falstaff), and the roles
>they played in the making of British Renaissance history.
>Exhibition website starting at:-
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