Brett Dolman

Brett Dolman

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Brett Dolman is an historian and art historian, specialising in the material culture and political history of the English court from the 16th to the 18th centuries. He is Curator of Collections at Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court, and has curated exhibitions there on Henry VIII, Tudor portraiture, Shakespeare at the court of James I, and, most recently, ‘The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned’ – an exploration of beauty and debauchery at the late Stuart court told through the portraits and personalities that enlivened the late 17th century. Brett has also written and published on these themes, on the wider history of royal palaces, and specifically on the decorative painting of the Baroque period that covered the walls and ceilings of grand houses with fabulous tails of gods and goddesses and self-important statements of triumphal power. 

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