Prince George of Denmark and his Admirals (1702-08)

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King George by Kneller

'Prince George of Denmark and his Admirals (1702-08)'

 

Knowledge Exchange Fellow:
Dr Julie Farguson   |   Faculty of History   |   University of Oxford

Partner Organisation:
Royal Museums Greenwich

 

 

In its 400th anniversary year, Royal Museums Greenwich is repositioning the Queen’s House as a visitor destination. Curators want to increase the emphasis on royalty and portraiture in the house, charting the changing relationship between this important building, the people who created it, and those who lived and worked there, from royalty and courtiers to the Navy. By facilitating a reinterpretation of a group of portraits known in the museum as the Admirals Series, this partnership with Royal Museums Greenwich, will showcase the artistic patronage of Prince George of Denmark (1702-1708): Prince Consort to Queen Anne (r. 1702-14) and Lord High Admiral. One of the aims of this project is to explore George of Denmark’s Scandinavian identity, in the context of foreign consorts as agents of cultural transfer, and the influence this had on his commissions. The partnership will result in enhanced online catalogues, the production of new material for RMG websites, engagement in academic programmes at the museum, and in the longer term, an exhibition.

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PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK (1653–1708): THE FORGOTTEN CONSORT Speaker: Dr Julie Farguson (Knowledge Exchange Fellow) Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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PRINCE GEORGE OF DENMARK (1653–1708): THE FORGOTTEN CONSORT

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -

11:00am to 12:30pm

Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

 

Knowledge Exchange Fellow Dr Julie Farguson is speaking at a lecture on 'Prince George of Denmark (1653–1708): The Forgotten Consort'.

Younger son of Frederik III of Denmark, and consort to Queen Anne (r. 1702–1714), history has not treated Prince George of Denmark kindly or fairly. Charles II is reputed to have said of him ‘I have tried him drunk and I have tried him sober and there is nothing to him’, and even today George is often characterised by historians as little more than an ‘amiable but bone-headed gentleman’. Yet Prince George was admired and respected in his own lifetime and was loyal to his wife, emotionally and politically. This lecture will debunk the myths about Prince George to reveal that from his marriage in 1683, when he came to live in England, until his untimely death in 1708, he played an important role in his adopted country.  

Price:

£8 | £6 concessions and members

 

Contact name: 

Julie Farguson

Contact email: 

julie.farguson@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Website: 

Royal Museums Greenwich

Audience: 

Open to all

DANISH ROYAL CONSORTS IN BRITAIN Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day) Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Royal Museums Greenwich, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities | TORCH, the University of Oxford Faculty of History, the Anglo-Danish Society, and the John Fell Fund are hosting an event on Danish Royal Consorts in Britain

This is an invitation-only workshop on Anna of Denmark (1574-1619), George of Denmark (1653-1708), Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925).

Speakers include:

Jørgen Hein

Jane Ridley

Helen Watanabe O'Kelly

Click here to view the poster.

Knowledge Exchange

Prince George of Denmark and his Admirals (1702-08)

Contact name: 

Dr Julie Farguson

Contact email: 

julie.farguson@hertford.ox.ac.uk

DANISH ROYAL CONSORTS IN BRITAIN An invitation-only workshop Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day)

King George by Kneller

DANISH ROYAL CONSORTS IN BRITAIN

Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day)

Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

 

Royal Museums Greenwich, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities | TORCH, the University of Oxford Faculty of History, the Anglo-Danish Society, and the John Fell Fund are hosting an event on Danish Royal Consorts in Britain

This is an invitation-only workshop on Anna of Denmark (1574-1619), George of Denmark (1653-1708), Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925).

Speakers include:

Jørgen Hein

Jane Ridley

Helen Watanabe O'Kelly

Click here to view the poster.

Knowledge Exchange

Prince George of Denmark and his Admirals (1702-08)

Contact name: 

Dr Julie Farguson

Contact email: 

julie.farguson@hertford.ox.ac.uk

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