Gresham History Lecture – Inigo Jones and the Architecture of Necessity
Simon Thurley, Provost of Gresham College
Free Lecture, Tuesday 14 June, 6pm, Museum of London/ Online or Watch later
Inigo Jones is the architect best-known for the Banqueting House on Whitehall, one of the icons of British state architecture. He is less well known for the domestic buildings, the ‘architecture of necessity’ commissioned by the early Stuart monarchs and their consorts, most of which have been demolished and forgotten. New research into Jones’s work for the early Stuarts throws new light on architecture and court life especially in the 1630s in the lead up to Civil War.