The Greatest of Englishmen - Life and achievements of Sir Christopher Wren

Gary Powell


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: Fee £80 plus 30p permile travel expenses
Category:
History
Updated:
13th May 2019
Tagged:
Architecture | Buildings | Biographical | History

The greatest architect this country has ever known. Sir Christopher Wren, the builder of St Paul's Cathedral and over fifty churches in London as well as the Royal Naval college Greenwich and the Royal Hospital Chelsea among many others, lived for nearly ninety-one years through one of England's most fascinating and traumatic periods of history. This great man was foremost an astronomer and contributed to ground-breaking discoveries in anatomy and mathematics and science. This talk looks at some of his achievements through a career spanning sixty years and six monarchs.

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About Gary Powell

I am a retired detective, having served in the police for thirty-three years, mainly involved in crime investigation from murder to terrorism. I have a passion for history particularly in the field of true crime. I am a published author with four books to my name: Square London: A Social History of the Squares of London, Death in Disguise: The Amazing True Story of the Chelsea Murders, Death Diary: A Year of London Murder, Execution, Terrorism and Treason, and Convicted: Landmark Cases in British Criminal History. I am also a guide at St Paul's Cathedral I have presented talks to many organisations including W.I, U3a, Probus with audiences ranging from 20 to 200. I am very enthusiastic about the subjects on which I talk which I relay to an audience with humour and encourage audience participation.


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