Dr James Hillson
My research focuses on Gothic art and architecture of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in England and France. I am currently completing a PhD provisionally entitled “St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster: Architecture and Decoration in the Courts of Henry III and the three Edwards (1231-1363)” which aims to both provide a new reconstruction of the building and its chronology and investigate changing political influences over the reigns of four kings. This case study allows me to articulate my wider interests, including the nature of archetypical buildings and their mode of dissemination, the role of regionality and centrality in the formation of stylistic narratives in architecture (both nationally and internationally), material, structural and spatial iconography and the relationship between art and politics in royal patrons.
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- @Tudorgentleman @HistParl @VSS_Project There's an article in Notes and Queries by George Chowdhari Best on the orig… https://t.co/LLIHPIKlVv 10 hours 49 min ago
- @HistParl @VSS_Project Thanks @HistParl. You have just emboldened me to make a claim for the origins of House of Commons green! 11 hours 11 sec ago
- @Tudorgentleman @VSS_Project We don't know this one John - but before St Stephen’s benches belong to host instituti… https://t.co/4UbBY1lyLb 11 hours 6 min ago
- You were so helpful yesterday, @HistParl... your take on the origins of House of Commons green? Elizabethan or earlier? @VSS_Project 1 day 5 hours ago
- My @VSS_Project #WordOfTheDay: smalt. Deep blue glass coloured by cobalt oxide, finely pulverized, to paint the royal arms. 1 day 9 hours ago