For many years the traditional pastime of kings and queens, the hunt, perhaps more than any other royal activity, connected the court to its surroundings. This conference, spanning from the medieval period to the last years of the Royal Buckhounds up to 1901, will bring together a team of experts concerned with a range of aspects of hunting, from its role in royal image making and diplomacy to its impact on the landscape. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between royal women and the hunt and to developments in the practice and techniques of hunting.
The conference will be held in the historic 18th-century setting of the Rangerís House on the edge of Greenwich Park, home to the royal rangers of the park. Confirmed speakers include: Naomi Sykes, David Stocker, Amanda Richardson, Glenn Richardson, Anna Keay, Simon Adams, Edward Town, Jane Ridley and Richard Hoyle.
Tickets will cost £45, £40 for members of the Society for Court Studies, £25 for postgraduates, £20 for postgraduate members of the SCS. Lunch and refreshments are included. Visit www.courtstudies.org to download the flyer and registration form. For further details and booking information, please contact Janet Dickinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
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