Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power

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Date / time: 21 March - 23 March, 10:15 am - 5:00 pm

The Wallace Collection

Horses & Courts: The Reins of Power

An international symposium

On 21-23 March 2018 the Society for Court Studies and the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century at the University of Kent will hold an international conference at the Wallace Collection, London W1, with curated visits to the Royal Mews, the Household Cavalry Barracks and the Household Cavalry Museum, on The Reins of Power: Horses and Courts.

The conference will focus on the role of horses in court ceremonies, court culture and military and political events.

Speakers include Alexandra Lotz on the imperial stud at Kladrub on the Elbe: Tessa Murdoch on Foubert’s Riding Academy in London; Pia Cuneo on Protestantism and horsemanship; Sarah Ayres on Queen Caroline Mathilde on horseback; Barney White-Spunner on the Household Cavalry and the Policing of London; Jane Ridley on Elizabeth II and Horses; and many others.

Special rates for SCS members and students.

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