AFA is co-sponsoring six lectures offered by The Royal Oak Foundation via Zoom this Fall. AFA alums can register at a discounted rate using the code listed below. You can find more information on all the events by visiting the Royal Oak Foundation website.

Wednesday October 7 at 2:00PM Eastern
England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey|
Dr. Helen Castor, English Historian and BBC Broadcaster


Left: Lady Jane Grey, c. 1590-1600. National Portrait Gallery, London; center: Paul Delaroche,
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, 1834. The National Gallery, London; right: Dr. Helen Castor, photo by Chris Gibbions

Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00PM Eastern
By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London
Adrian Tinniswood, OBE,
Historian and Author


Left: Anonymous Dutch School, Great Fire of London seen from a boat near
Tower Wharf, c. 1675; right: Adrian Tinniswood, OBE

Thursday, November 12 at 6:00PM Eastern
Dining in the Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and America’s Passion for European Taste
Carl Raymond, Food Historian, Writer and Lecturer


Left: Albert Sterner, Supper at Delmonico’s, New York 1898; Center: Edith Newbold Jones Wharton;
right: Carl Raymond; photo Richard Koek

Tuesday, November 24 at 2:00PM Eastern
In Pursuit of the Dream Home: Standen & Wightwick Manor
Ian Cox,


Left: Wightwick Manor, West Midlands. ©National Trust Robert MorrisIan; center: The Drawing Room at Standen House, West Sussex. ©National Trust Images James Dobson; right: Ian Cox

Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00PM Eastern
High Style at Sea: Interiors, Fashion, and the Transatlantic Crossing
Leslie Klingner, Design Historian


Left: SS Normandie interior, 1935; right: Leslie Klinger

Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00PM Eastern
Beyond the Figgy Pudding: Victorian Food and Dining in the World of Charles Dickens
Carl Raymond, Food Historian, Writer and Lecturer


Left: Ornamental fruit Lanhydrock, Cornwall. ©National Trust Images John Millar;
right: Carl Raymond; photo Richard Koek

To register: Please visit Please enter the American Friends of Attingham code AFA20 at check out to receive the discounted co-sponsor price. If you have any questions, please contact Royal Oak at .