Cosmography and the Circle of Thomas More

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 19th March 2020

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Danish Church, Osborne Street, Hull HU1 2PN

Description: Voyages of discovery were events experienced by some, and witnessed by others. Understanding that the world might be round and could be explored was an essential preliminary development. Writings, and in some cases illustrations. show how men shared this intellectual exploring. Thomas More was one of the most significant in developing cosmography. Half a century later English sailors followed More's enquiring by actually exploring.

How to book: Not required. Visitors are welcome.

Price: Donation requested of £2.00 from visitors

Tel: 01482 448065

Fax: Not applicable


Organiser: Sylvia Usher

Lecturer: Professor Janet Clare

Comments: This lecture will include illustrations which show the fundamental change in thinking from the fearful. 'There be monsters in far off waters' to the Renaissance accuracy in charts and maps, on which cosmography developed.

Region: North-East England

Branch: Hull and East Riding

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