Travelling the Continent: The Grand Tour in the Eighteenth Century

The Grand Tour essentially involved Paris and Italy and was undertaken by many young men of the British aristocracy. It focused on a certain classical education but also much more. It also lead to a style of country house decoration and art appreciation in 18th century Britain. But many ventured further than Italy, and young ladies also decided to try the delights of the Continent. How did the Napoleonic wars and later the rise of train travel affect the practice? And whose Travel Diaries give an insight to their experiences?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Rise of the Grand Tour
  • Where did they travel – countries and itineraries
  • What were the goals of this classical education experience
  • Art & Architecture in Britain influenced by The Grand Tour
  • Why was it curtailed
  • Ladies of the Grand Tour
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24 Jun

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