In advance of the conference headed by David Starkey on 27 September, a number of experts have taken a close look at the tapestry. Among them was Mika Takami from the Hampton Court tapestry conservation team and she will be reporting on her findings at the conference. The tapestry has been well preserved under the…

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We are delighted to announce that the well-known historian Professor David Starkey will open a special conference about the magnificent tapestry that adorns the guildhall at St Mary’s Hall. It will take place on Friday, 27 September 2019. Other guest speakers include Dr Jonathan Foyle, Dr Kate Giles, Professor Maria Hayward, Dr Joanna Laynsmith and…

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Today is the first day of English Tourism Week 2019 – it’s a great way to celebrate all that the country has to offer its visitors – from heritage, arts, theatre and music to restaurants, retail and sporting facilities. During English Tourism Week, Coventry is showcasing the city’s illustrious past and vibrant city scene through…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Medieval Coventry trustee Mark Webb has been shortlisted from hundreds of nominees as a finalist for the Historic England Angel Awards in the category: Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording. Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Awards are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Heritage England and recognise and celebrate those who are…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Royal Women of Influence exhibition at the Drapers’ Hall was…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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…

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