Beyond Agincourt: The Funerary Achievements of Henry V

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Date / time: 28 October, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Westminster Abbey Museum. Lecture Theatre of Westminster School

Beyond Agincourt: The Funerary Achievements of Henry V

Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of Henry V, marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt this autumn with a special one-day conference for Henry V academics, students and enthusiasts. The conference will bring together experts from the fields of armour, architecture and conservation for the first time to uncover the significance of Henry V’s funerary achievements – the king’s shield, saddle, sword and helm – carried at his funeral, which took place at Westminster Abbey. Henry V’s achievements today form part of the Abbey’s collection and there will be an opportunity to view them before the conference. All sessions will be held in the Lecture Theatre of Westminster School. Directions will be provided at registration.

Professor Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History, University of Southampton
Dr Susan Jenkins, Curator, Westminster Abbey
Christopher Given-Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History
Dr Karen Watts, Royal Armouries
Dr John Goodall, Country Life
Dr Toby Capwell, The Wallace Collection
Lisa Monnas, Textiles historian
Bob Woosnam-Savage, Royal Armouries
Diana Heath, Metalwork conservator

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