Early Modern Exchanges


MREMS Beauty, Commodities & Empire in Early Modern Spain | An English bibliophile in Habsburg Madrid

11 October 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Feria de Madrid, painting by Manuel de la Cruz

Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies seminars are lively and informal. All staff and students with an interest in Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies are warmly invited to attend.

Event Information

Open to



Victoria Rasbridge

The seminar will run online, via Zoom. There is no need to register.

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The seminar comprises two papers:

‘They say the ladies eat these clays, to soften their colour’: Beauty, Commodities and Empire in Early Modern Spain
Hayley O’Kell, WRoCAH funded PhD Researcher in the Spanish Department at the University of Leeds

‘An English bibliophile in Habsburg Madrid: Sir William Godolphin’s library’
Alejandro Sell Maestro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Image: Fair in the plaza de la Cebada by Manuel de la Cruz (c. 1770–80), via Wikimedia Commons