Exhibition

Blood Royal: Picturing the Tudor Monarchy

24 Jul 2017 – 25 Aug 2017

Event times

Monday - Friday (10.00 - 17.00)

Cost of entry

Free

London
London, United Kingdom

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Explore our free summer exhibition, showcasing one of the most important collections of Tudor portraiture in the UK alongside materials from the Library and Accredited Museum collections. The exhibition has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

About

Inspiration for the exhibition was drawn from our collection of paintings, which includes the largest collection of English medieval and Tudor royal portraiture outside of the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Collection. Exploring the struggle for legitimacy and power during the Wars of the Roses, the advent of the Tudor dynasty, and ways in which each of the Tudor monarchs strove to demonstrate their authority and ability to rule the kingdom. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see rarely displayed objects from our collections, including official royal documents from the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I as well as archaeological finds relating to battles of the Wars of the Roses.

Curators

Prof Glenn J Richardson FSA FRHistS

Dr John PD Cooper FSA FRHistS

Mr Peter M Barber OBE FSA

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