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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900 - for iPod/iPhone

Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the power and imagination of its 19th century king, Leopold the 1st. Architecture was also used in the medieval period to show devotion to God or simply to signal wealth and authority. The wealthy French nobleman, Jacques Coeur, completed his imposing palace in 1450 and Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick’s chapel not only reflects contemporary ideas about death and salvation but also the status of one of the most powerful English noblemen of the 15th century. This material is taken from The Open University course A200 Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400 - 1900.

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Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the power and imagination of its 19th century king, Leopold the 1st. Architecture was also used in the medieval period to show devotion to God or simply to signal wealth and authority. The wealthy French nobleman, Jacques Coeur, completed his imposing palace in 1450 and Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick’s chapel not only reflects contemporary ideas about death and salvation but also the status of one of the most powerful English noblemen of the 15th century. This material is taken from The Open University course A200 Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400 - 1900.

Rank #1: Beauchamp's chapel

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The chapel of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, spells out his wealth and importance.

May 16 2008

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Rank #2: The chapel as a stage set

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Beauchamp takes centre stage with his complex, carved tomb.

May 16 2008

1min

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Rank #3: Beachamp's effigy

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Beauchamp's status is reflected in the elaborate heraldry depicted in his gilt bronze effigy.

May 16 2008

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Rank #4: Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900

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A short introduction to this album.

Feb 09 2010

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Rank #5: Exploring imperial London

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The architecture of London, the heart of the British empire.

May 21 2008

6mins

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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900

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A short introduction to this album.

Feb 09 2010

1min

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Exploring imperial London

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The architecture of London, the heart of the British empire.

May 21 2008

6mins

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Exploring imperial Brussels

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The royal influence on the design and planning of Brussels.

May 21 2008

6mins

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Palais Jacques Coeur: layout

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Aristocratic 15th century French architecture.

May 21 2008

8mins

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Palais Jacques Coeur: decoration

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The wealth of interior and exterior decoration reflects the status of Jacques Coeur.

May 21 2008

4mins

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Beachamp's effigy

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Beauchamp's status is reflected in the elaborate heraldry depicted in his gilt bronze effigy.

May 16 2008

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Beauchamp's chapel

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The chapel of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, spells out his wealth and importance.

May 16 2008

6mins

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The chapel as a stage set

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Beauchamp takes centre stage with his complex, carved tomb.

May 16 2008

1min

Play

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