Dr John Cooper
As a historian of sixteenth-century England, I have always been interested in the relationship between church, state and art. It would be hard to imagine a more fascinating, and richly significant, complex of buildings than the Palace of Westminster. I’m keen to know more about the ceremonial life of St Stephen’s Chapel, both before and after the Reformation. I’m also interested in the life of Dean John Chamber: physician to Henry VIII, Warden of Merton College Oxford, and builder of the cloister which remains in use to this day.
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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 47 min ago
- @HistParl @VSS_Project Thanks @HistParl. You have just emboldened me to make a claim for the origins of House of Commons green! 10 hours 58 min 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 4 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