Opulent Travel

The Art of Opulent Travel

Tuesday September 27th 2022

Lecturer: Andrew Prince

This lecture relates how an aristocrat would travel in the past.

Lavish modes of transport would involve taking not only clothes, but food, furniture, cooking facilities, tents, horses, and the like, not just for himself but for his travelling household too. Lavish modes of transport were used for travel between different estates.

Andrew illustrates how diplomatic meetings between rival kings were turned into a contest to see who could outshine each other in displays of the finest silks, silver, jewellery and accommodation


Andrew Prince gave our society fascinating lecture on the jewellery he had made for the television series "downton". You may remember he showed us several items of jewellery which he had made for the series.