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Two Great Collectors and a Dastardly Disperser: Kings Charles I and II and Oliver Cromwell Oliver Everett Tuesday 07 May 2019

King Charles I was a spectacular collector of art, reputed to have owned "the finest collection of pictures ever assembled in this county". This lecture focuses on many of his finest acquisitions. After Charles I was excuted, Oliver Cromwell sold a lot of his collection in what today might be called two huge car boot sales. Oliver's lecture explores both King Charles I's art collection and how the restored King Charles II managed to retrieve some for his father's collection and commissioned and became a collector in his own right.

Oliver Everett

Oliver was educated at Cambridge university, Tufts University UAS and the London School of Economics. Following service in the Foreign Office he became assistant secretary to the Prince of Wales 1978-80, private secretary to Diana, Princess of Wales 1981-3. He subsequesmty became libarian in the Royal Libary 1984 - 2002. Following retirement he is now libarian emeritus and lectures widely within the UK and abroad.

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