Category "News"

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

August 31, 2018

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.

Medieval Coventry trustee plays part in Coventry’s City of Culture winning bid

January 17, 2018

Leicester University is championing the part that Mark Webb has played in raising the profile of the medieval city during Coventry’s bid to become City of Culture 2021. Mark, a trustee of Medieval Coventry, is a postgraduate researcher from the university’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Mark is also a board member of the Coventry Heritage Action Zone and a trustee of the Historic Coventry Trust and through these various roles he has been able to advocate the importance of preserving the city’s heritage.

Find out more.

4 December: UK’s Biggest Heritage Transfer Kickstarts £30m Regeneration Project

December 15, 2017
Medieval Coventry is delighted to be involved in this exciting new project approved last week. The transfer of the portfolio of heritage assets by Coventry City Council to Historic Coventry Trust has been lauded by heritage agency Historic England as by far the largest and most ambitious in the UK to date. In total there are 22 individual properties including Whitefriars Gate, the two remaining medieval city wall gates, as well as 19th-ccentury Drapers Hall, on the site of Coventry’s medieval Great Drapery. For more information click here.

Coventry wins City of Culture 2021

December 12, 2017
Medieval Coventry welcomes this exciting news, and is now working with the bid team to ensure the city’s medieval treasures are given the attention they deserve in a ‘heritage-led’ tourism and local education approach.

Spon St VR project highlighted at Graz University workshop

December 11, 2017
27 to 29 September 2017. A paper on ‘Multisensory Virtual Experience of Tanning in Medieval Coventry’ was delivered to the Eurographics Workshop on Graphics and Cultural Heritage, Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Medieval Coventry conference a huge success

December 11, 2017
29 September 2017. Our conference on Medieval Coventry attracted over 100 people. Please click here to view videos of the conference talks and click here to download a copy of the conference programme. We hope to publish a volume of the conference proceedings in 2018.

Coventry Heritage Action Zone involvement for the Medieval Coventry charity

December 11, 2017
The Medieval Coventry charity is now on the Board of the Heritage Action Zone for Coventry. The board is chaired by Historic England and involves heritage partners in the city including Culture Coventry, City of Coventry Archaeology, Coventry Cathedral, Priory Visitor Centre, Coventry University and the Coventry Society.

Medieval Coventry partners with Culture Coventry

December 11, 2017
Medieval Coventry partners with Culture Coventry to apply for Arts Council England Designation Status for Coventry’s nationally important medieval documentary and archaeological archive.