The Romantic Lakes from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 11th Dec 2018

When Daniel Defoe rode through the Lake District in the early 18th century, he described the area as ‘the wildest, most barren and frightful of any that I have passed over in England.’ But for Victorians such as Matthew Arnold and John Ruskin, the Lakes offered a landscape of supreme beauty. How did this change come about? 

Jonathan Bate will follow in the footsteps of the 18th-century inventors of the ‘picturesque’ and show how Wordsworth shaped the vision of his native region, leading to the foundation of the National Trust and the idea of a National Park.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture

Cost: Free of Charge


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2018-12-11 2018-12-11 Europe/London The Romantic Lakes from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter Jonathan Bate will follow in the footsteps of the 18th-century inventors of the ‘picturesque’ and show how Wordsworth shaped the vision of his native region, leading to the foundation of the National Trust and the idea of a National Park. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/12/11/the-romantic-lakes-from-wordsworth-to-beatrix-potter-189234 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London

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