The Polish-Italian Royal Wedding of 1518: Dynasty, Memory & Language | University of Oxford

The Polish-Italian Royal Wedding of 1518: Dynasty, Memory & Language

Speaker
Dr Natalia Nowakowska
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture Theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

In 1518, the Milanese-Neapolitan princess Bona Sforza travelled to Krakow to marry King Sigismund I of Poland, in one of the most celebrated weddings seen in Renaissance Central Europe. The wedding is remembered today as bringing Italian food and culture to Poland. However, this lecture, marking the 500th anniversary of the wedding, will explore how it also generated new kinds of political ideas and language.