Experience English History

Live-taught seminars led by London-based Historian, Hattie Bennett

Hattie has a degree in History of Art and an MA in Historic Interiors, she has a life-long passion and fascination in Fine and Decorative Arts, particularly works produced in Europe from the 16th to 18th century. After working for the Royal Collection in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, she was a curator for a private collector of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings.

Hattie has worked for London's foremost framer of important old master paintings during which time she sharpened her appreciation and understanding of the decorative arts and the changing tastes of collecting. Recently she has been dealing in prints and works of art as well as taking groups of all ages to museums and galleries.

Reviews from Learners Like You:

A lovely introduction to a stunning and historical part of England. [...] I learned so much more than I knew before Hattie’s presentation, and especially liked her personal connections and associations with the people and the area. The presentation has helped me narrow down our visit to a more doable itinerary. We are planning a day in Bath and two in the Cotswold. Can’t wait!!

Janice (Williamsburg, US)

A fast-paced exploration of less known London area sites and their history. With a focus on places on the south side of the Thames, it was new information for me. I loved the photos and old sketches plus the history of the places Ms. Bennett covered. Her discussion about sites in London were also so interesting.

Sandra (Boston, US)

I found Ms. Bennett very entertaining and informative. Her love of the history, life and literary works of this famous family is evident throughout the presentation. The reading list she also adds to our materials is very much appreciated. I will be doing more "context travel" with Context Travel in the future. I would highly recommend it.

Michael (Maumee, US)

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