Published: May 11, 2004
To commemorate the fourth centenary of the Treaty of London between England and Spain, which was negotiated and signed at Somerset House in 1604, the Somerset House Trust and King’s College London have organized “Talking Peace 1604,” a program of events of which Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, is patron.
The focal point of these celebrations is a special exhibition entitled “Talking Peace 1604: The Somerset House Conference Paintings” staged at the Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, Strand, May 20 to July 25. This, together with a three-day conference entitled “The Historical Context,” a one-day conference, “Literary Culture in Spain and England,” various seminars, lectures, concerts, as well as “Espana Viva,” an eight-week festival staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, will explore the historical and cultural significance of this diplomatic landmark.
For information, www.gilbert-collection.org.uk, or somerset-house.org.uk.
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