A Divided Kingdom? Hogarth, Society and Derby in the 18th Century – Walking Tour

27/08/2023, 12 - 1pm

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The Strand



In the heart of the city, Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery is home to a fascinating and diverse range of nationally (and internationally) important collections.…

Discover the remains of Hogarth’s divided kingdom in Derby

William Hogarth was a uniquely gifted artist whose work documented a series of revolutionary changes and social shifts within eighteenth century British society – from the emerging patriotism and proto-nationalism within Britain, to the problem of growing materialism and a perceived moral decline, as well as the ongoing religious conflict, punctuated by the Jacobite Rebellion.

Derby was no exception to these social changes. As a growing agricultural town, Derby was at the forefront of this change, a melting pot of old traditions and new concepts. Forgotten everyday places in Derby were once the catalysts for a divided kingdom.

Join the University of Derby’s Harry Sylvester and James Greenwood on this walking tour of the modern city of Derby, exploring some of the key stories and landmarks of Derby as they examine eighteenth century social mores and upheavals across the city. What is left of Hogarth’s ‘divided kingdom’ in today’s Derby?

A legacy event presented as part of Hogarth’s Britons.

Suitable for adults

Booking essential

In case of bad weather this event will be held within Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

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