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12 June 2019MARS AND THE MUSES
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MARS AND THE MUSES Mr Toby Capwell Wednesday 12 June 2019

Armour is one of the great Renaissance art-forms in Europe. In the 15th and 16th centuries, most of the richest noblemen were dedicated patrons of the armourer’s art.  We consider it as an expressive art-form, where achievements of virtuoso armourers embodied splendour and richness whilst carrying messages about status, aristocracy, the social order and divine power.

Toby Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London. He is the author of numerous books on the subject and appears regularly on television.  He has had the curious honour of serving as one of the two fully armoured horsemen escorting the remains of King Richard III to their final resting place.