£30 Bishop George Morley was one of Charles II most trusted and loyal courtiers whose sharp intellect and deft strategising whilst in exile with the King paved the way for the
Bishop George Morley was one of Charles II most trusted and loyal courtiers whose sharp intellect and deft strategising whilst in exile with the King paved the way for the Restoration. In 1662 he was made Bishop of Winchester and there built afresh on the remnants of this Royal city.
11:15am Meet outside the west end of the cathedral prior to a tour of the Morley Library by Cydel David followed by a tour of this ancient landmark, its Kings and Scribes exhibition, and the grave of Jane Austen.
Lunch will be a ‘find your own’ affair with time to explore the close.
In the afternoon we are privileged to visit the deanery, a sprawling mediaeval complex, rebuilt in Carolean Gothic by Bishop Morley in the 1660s. There we will view an exceptional survival, a manuscript poem by Jane Austen.
Tea and cakes will conclude the day at a regency country house a short drive from Winchester with lifts back to Winchester station by 6pm.
As with previous trips to Hampshire, if YGs wish to find themselves accommodation nearby there may be further extempore architectural exploration the following Sunday morning.
Run by: Frederick Hervey-Bathurst & Cydel David. This event is open to Young Georgian Members only
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