Royal Women of Influence exhibition attracts over 2,000 visitors during Coventry’s Heritage Open Days

Painting of the tapestry at St Mary’s Hall by George Scharf, 1855. Queen Margaret is in the bottom right panel. ‘Justicia’ has been blanked out, which is a post-medieval amendment. Credit: With kind permission of The Society of Antiquaries of London, photograph by Ken Walton

The Royal Women of Influence exhibition at the Drapers’ Hall was an outstanding success during the two weekends of the Heritage Open Days. Over 2,000 people – from children and young people to senior citizens – visited the Hall and exhibition, which received glowing praise.

The exhibition followed a very successful Launch and Preview on 5 September held by Medieval Coventry and sponsors Coventry City of Culture Trust. It included welcome speeches and guided tours by Mark Webb, Medieval Coventry, and Sarah Griffin and Rachel Delman of the University of Oxford.

The preview received extensive press coverage, including the Coventry Evening Telegraph and the Coventry Observer:

https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/coventrys-connection-to-two-english-queens-to-be-celebrated-in-drapers-hall-exhibition/

Please also see the link on the Coventry City of Culture 2021 website:

https://coventry2021.co.uk/drapers-hall-opens-coventrys-past-future-connections-princes-wales/

From left to right: Sarah Griffin and Rachel Delman (University of Oxford), Mark Webb (Medieval Coventry), Nicola Dyer (The Prince’s Foundation), Roger Medwell (Coventry City of Culture Trust and Culture Coventry), Jacqui Ibbotson (Coventry City of Culture Trust). Credit: Inpress Images
Credit: Inpress Images
Credit: Inpress Images