This illustration of a window in Oakham Castle is from John Ruskin’s essay “the Seven Lamps of Architecture,” published in 1849. The Norman great hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest surviving example of domestic Norman architecture in Europe. John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, philosopher, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's

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This illustration of a window in Oakham Castle is from John Ruskin’s essay “the Seven Lamps of Architecture,” published in 1849. The Norman great hall of Oakham Castle is one of the finest surviving example of domestic Norman architecture in Europe. John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, philosopher, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's

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