Richard III: Reality and Imagination – Dan Jones in Conversation

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Richard III: Reality and Imagination – Dan Jones in Conversation

Richard III: Reality and Imagination – Dan Jones in Conversation

Date: Monday 7 November 2022 
Times: 18.30–19.30 GMT (display visit until 20.30) 
Location: At the museum or online (Zoom) 
Speakers: Dr Tobias Capwell in conversation with Dan Jones 

Description: Must history be transformed into mythology in order to be remembered? How can we tell the difference? Join curator Tobias Capwell and internationally bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, as they discuss how the real history of King Richard III has become intertwined with myth and misconception. 

Includes the opportunity to visit our The Lost King: Imagining Richard III display. 

Dr Tobias Capwell will also be in conversation with writer Philippa Langley on Monday 24 October, and with costumier Ninya Mikhaila and armourer Fred Ryall on Monday 21 November.

About the Speakers: Dan Jones is an internationally bestselling historian, author and broadcaster. His books, including Powers & Thrones (2021), The Plantagenets (2012) and The Templars (2017), have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and presented dozens of TV shows, including the popular Netflix/Channel 5 series Secrets of Great British Castles. His award-winning journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Dan’s debut novel, Essex Dogs, was published in 2022. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.  

Dr Tobias Capwell is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Freeman of the Armourers Company of London. He is the author of numerous books, including Armour of the English Knight 1450-1500 (2021), Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust (2020), and Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection (2011). At the Collection, he has curated special exhibitions and displays, including The Lost King: Imagining Richard III. Dr Capwell can be seen regularly on screen, and was as historical advisor for the new feature film The Lost King (Pathé, 2022). In 2015, he served as one of two armoured horsemen escorting the remains of King Richard III from the battlefield at Bosworth, to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral. 

Take part at the Museum: Join us at the museum for this special talk. 

Watch Online: This talk will also be broadcast live from the museum. Online ticketholders will be emailed a link to join 24 hours in advance. Online ticketholders will also receive a link to view a recording of the talk, which will be available for one week only.  


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
07/11/2022 18:30 19:30

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
At the Museum (Standard) £14
At the Museum (Concession) £12
At the Museum (Members) £10
Online Only £7
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