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History Talks – Behind the scenes at the Wallace Collection: Sir Richard’s Armoury by Tobias Capwell

March 19, 2023 @ 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Tobias Capwell

The outstanding collection of arms and armour were not just for war but highly prized decorative pieces for rulers and nobles across the world from the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand 1st. The collection was the work of the first four marquesses of Hertford and the illegitimate son of the 4h Marquess, Sir Richard Wallace.

Tobias Capwell is one of the world’s leading experts on European arms and armour. He is Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, and was Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, 2006-2022. He is the author of Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust (2018); Armour of the English Knight (2015); and Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection (2011; Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2012).

Toby also appears regularly on television; his credits include A Stitch in Time (BBC; 2017) Richard III: The New Evidence (C4; 2014), and as the writer and presenter of Metalworks: The Knight’s Tale (BBC; 2012). Most recently he worked as historical advisor on the recent feature film The Lost King (2022).

Tickets are limited to 60 per talk.
Friends of Orford Museum £12 a talk and non-members £15.
Book three talks £30 (non-members £36), Rover ticket (7 talks) £65 (non-members £75).

To book your place, email info@orfordmuseum.org.uk saying which talks you would like to attend.

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