School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Denys Hay Lecture 2014

17 April 2014

Join us for the 2014 Denys Hay lecture discussing the career of Rene of Anjou.

Statue of Rene of Anjou

The 2014 Denys Hay lecture, "The Pure Heart: Rene of Anjou and Fifteenth-century Europe", will be given by Professor David Abulafia, University of Cambridge.

This lecture will take place on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 at 17.15 (doors open at 17.00) in the Teviot Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Place and will be followed by a reception.

Rene of Anjou

The career of Rene of Anjou, King of Sicily, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Bar-Lorraine and Count of Provence (1409-80) illuminates the political history of 15th-century Europe - Italy, France the Holy Roman Empire and Catalonia. He insisted on his royal status, while also showing great loyalty to the French crown. But he was also a vigorous patron of the arts and letters, and the author of four works that survive in splendidly illuminated copies, several of which were made under his direction.

This lecture will discuss Rene in the round, in the hope of drawing together the political and cultural facets of his career.

Free but ticketed

This event is free but ticketed, please reserve yourself a place via the University's event booking system.

Further information

If you experience any problems booking or have any questions about the event please contact the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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