Medieval Coventry has partnered with the University of Oxford to tell the fascinating story of two royal women who had a significant connection with Coventry

This is culminating in an exhibition:

Royal Women of Influence in Medieval Coventry: Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou

The exhibition is sponsored by the Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is also an opportunity to see inside historic Drapers’ Hall, which is not normally open to the public.

Venue: Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane, Coventry

Dates: 6 to 9 and 13 to 16 September 2018 during Heritage Open Days

Times: 10.00 to 16.30 daily

Free of charge.

Please note that unfortunately there will be no disabled access or toilets at the venue. No dogs, except assistance dogs, are allowed.

Isabella of France

The marriage of Edward II and Isabella, from Jean de Wavrin, Recuil des chroniques d’Engleterre, Vol. I (detail). Issued under Creative Commons License. Credit: © The British Library Board, Royal 15 E IV f. 295v

Margaret of Anjou

Portrait of Margaret of Anjou, gilt and bronze medal, made by Piero de Milano during Margaret’s exile, c. 1463. Credit: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.