Charles I – the ‘must have’ monarch

14th November 2014

On 14 November at Hampton Court Palace, London, experts look at the misunderstood king and the new Cumberland Art Gallery. Considered to be the monarch who established the Royal Collection, Charles I is remembered as much for his taste in art as his execution. The experts address the psychology of his need to collect, the significance of the paintings he loved, and what this says about power and wealth in the seventeenth century. 

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