Taking you to a number of waypoints around the city, the tours will:
present ‘then’ and ‘now’ images to reveal the medieval streets and buildings as depicted by artists and recorded by photographers
give you a glimpse of what Coventry was like during the Middle Ages
introduce you to the people associated with the city – from townsfolk and merchants to noblemen and royalty, and everyone in between!
tell the story of how Coventry became an important royal residence for King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou in the 1450s
unearth some of the medieval artefacts recently discovered by archaeologists
reveal exquisite documents that provide a fascinating insight into the social, working, religious and administrative life of the city’s inhabitants
enable you to identify your whereabouts on John Speed’s 1610 map of the medieval city
encourage you to deepen and enrich your knowledge of medieval Coventry by spending time in the places seen or referred to on the tour:
Would you like to get involved?
We’ll be commissioning some research to find out what people think of the digital tours initiative and to involve them in deciding on tour content. If you’d like to participate, please contact Amanda Kay by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To give you a flavour of what the app might look like, click on the image below. The animation was created by Taylor Sharpe as part of his third year student portfolio at Coventry University.