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Elizabeth Godfrey [pseud. of Jessie Bedford]


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Elizabeth Godfrey [pseud. of Jessie Bedford] : English Children in the Olden Time

'Meeting held at Reckitt House 27/2/30

R. H. Robson in the chair
1. Minutes of last Meeting approved
5. The subject of “Medieval Social Life” which by some strange metamorphosis had changed into “Renaissance Social Life” was then taken. Mrs T. C. Elliott read a paper on “Domestic Life in the Fifteenth Century as seen in the Paston Letters”. Alfred Rawlings read a paper on “Medieval Artists and their Methods”, illustrated by Medici reproductions of Giotto’s fresco St. “Francis: the birds”, Fra Angelico’s fresco “The Annunciation”, and Mantegna’s painting “Madonna and Child with Cherubim”[.] This was followed up by some readings anent the development of painting and the Renaissance.

R. H. Robson read a paper on “Vittorino da Feltre”, a Renaissance Schoolmaster & a “Romance of Federigo, Duke of Urbino”, illustrated by a Medici card reproduction of Piero della Francesca’s portrait of Duke Federigo. Mr Burrow read extracts from Children of the Olden Time [sic] by Eliz[abe]th Godfrey particularly on the education of Royal Children.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: George Burrow      Print: Book


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