Professor Dale Townshend Inaugural Lecture: From ‘Castles in the Air’ to the ‘Topographical Gothic’: Architecture, History, Romance, 1760–1840

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Professor Dale Townshend Inaugural Lecture: From ‘Castles in the Air’ to the ‘Topographical Gothic’: Architecture, History, Romance, 1760–1840 at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester 20 October 2016 Entrance is free — Visit now

This lecture seeks to explore how Gothic narratives of the late eighteenth century, though once played out against backdrops of imaginary castles and abbeys in Continental Europe, eventually came to be set in the ‘real’ Gothic ruins of Great Britain

Professor Dale Townshend Inaugural Lecture: From ‘Castles in the Air’ to the ‘Topographical Gothic’: Architecture, History, Romance, 1760–1840 at MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester 20 October 2016 Entrance is free Visit now

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