Dr John Cooper
As a historian of sixteenth-century England, I have always been interested in the relationship between church, state and art. It would be hard to imagine a more fascinating, and richly significant, complex of buildings than the Palace of Westminster. I’m keen to know more about the ceremonial life of St Stephen’s Chapel, both before and after the Reformation. I’m also interested in the life of Dean John Chamber: physician to Henry VIII, Warden of Merton College Oxford, and builder of the cloister which remains in use to this day.