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The Inglorious Dead

November 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

£4.99

Central London is littered with memorials commemorating the nation’s war dead and military heroes. ‘The inglorious dead’ will pass by such noted monuments as the Cenotaph and Nelson’s column to introduce you to the hidden and mis-remembered places associated with the infamous, from the regicides who ordered the execution of Charles I, to purported ‘Nazi’ graves.

The activity takes the form of a historical walking tour around Whitehall, including a visit to the Banqueting House. The tour will introduce you to the figures associated with these sites and encourage you to think critically about the relationship between history, memory and the built environment. It will also address public fascination with ‘secret’ or ‘hidden’ histories – labels frequently applied to Giro’s gravestone outside the former German embassy, purportedly the only ‘Nazi’ memorial in London. Taking in this site, the tour questions the myths we generate about the past.

Please meet at 9:45am outside the main entrance to Banqueting House to begin the tour.

In partnership with

Banqueting House

Contact email address

helen.slaney@roehampton.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 21
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
£4.99
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‘The inglorious dead’ will introduce participants to the hidden, contested and misremembered places associated with the infamous, from the regicides who executed Charles I, to purported ‘Nazi’ graves that exemplify enduring popular mythologies about the nature of National Socialism.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
helen.slaney@roehampton.ac.uk
Event partners
Banqueting House
Region
London
Accessibility information
Please note there is limited lift access to the Banqueting House and visitors with mobility needs are advised to contact the venue before their visit (020 3166 6155)
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Author: Iridiscenti. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Giro_the_dog%27s_grave.jpg

Venue

Banqueting House
Whitehall
Westminster, SW1A 2ER Select a Country:
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Accessibility information
Please note there is limited lift access to the Banqueting House and visitors with mobility needs are advised to contact the venue before their visit (020 3166 6155)
Phone:
020 3166 6000
Website:
https://www.hrp.org.uk/banqueting-house/#gs.RGpmcRQ