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21-23 mars 2018, Londres : Horses and Courts

For centuries horses have played a vital part in court ceremonies, political events and battles around the globe. Carriage processions, tournaments, carrousels, hunting and racing are just some of the activities in which horses have taken centre stage. Horses were also crucial performers in diplomatic exchanges and military confrontations. The culture of equestrianism at court was reflected in architecture, equipment and treatises, in bloodlines, riding and driving practices.
Horsemen and horsewomen today maintain traditions that originated at medieval and early modern courts. However, despite their ubiquity in historical events, horses have been neglected in studies of court culture. ‘Horses and Courts’ seeks to fill this gap.

The Society for Court Studies and the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century at the University of Kent will be hosting a major symposium on courts and horses from the sixteenth century to the present, taking in equestrian, sporting, military and ceremonial history.

Lieu :
The Wallace Collection
Manchester Square
London
W1U 3BN
United Kingdom

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