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This programme looks at six royal palaces built in the 17th century in France, England and Scotland, and considers the symbolic purposes for which they were built: as expressions of authority and p...ower, and to strengthen the realm. The palaces are examined in the order in which they were built: The Luxembourg (built for Marie de Medici), the banqueting house at Whitehall (built for James I, with ceiling commissioned by Charles I), the Louvre (extended by Louis XIII and Louis XIV), Holyrood Palace (rebuilt by Charles II), Versailles (built by Louis XIV), and ampton Court (extended by Wren for William and Mary).
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A220, "Princes and peoples: France and the British Isles, 1620-1714"
Item code: A220; 01
First transmission date: 1995
Published: 1995
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Duration: 00:24:25
Note: Loan copy available on compilation video A220/1,2,3,4
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Producer: Robert Philip
Contributor: A.(Antony) Lentin
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): 17th century France; Charles I; Hampton Court; Holyrod Palace; James I; Louvre; Luxembourg; Marie de Medici; Versailles; Whitehall banqueting house
Subject terms: Architecture; Monarchy--History; Palaces; Europe --Kings and rulers; --Europe --Politics and government
Master spool number: DOU7398
Production number: FOUA405J
Videofinder number: 4912
Available to public: no