Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III, part 2

Kathleen McIlvenna, Curatorial Assistant – Tower Collections, continues her investigations into why Richard III wasn't included in the Line of Kings... As discussed in my previous blog, Richard III was not present in the historic displays of the Line of Kings in the Tower, as at the time he was not an acceptable symbol of monarchy. However, … Continue reading Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III, part 2

Line of Kings: 21st Century Craftsman for the Line

H&H Sculptors Ltd are creating conservation grade figures for the Line of Kings that will support the armours to be mounted on original carved wooden horses. Their work is in the tradition of the craftsmen who have worked on this incredible display over hundreds of years. Kathryn Hall of H&H takes us through the process … Continue reading Line of Kings: 21st Century Craftsman for the Line

Line of Kings: Sad, scary or thrilling – the removal of an exhibition

Karen Whitting, Head of Creative Programmes, tells us about riding a wave of emotions as the removal of the old exhibition gets underway. As we moved into the physical phases of the Line of Kings’ project over the last month, new partners have joined us. The cultural and heritage fit out company, the hub, are … Continue reading Line of Kings: Sad, scary or thrilling – the removal of an exhibition

Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III

Kathleen McIlvenna, Curatorial Assistant - Tower Collections, delves deeper into the reasons why Richard III was not part of the Line of Kings. The recent discovery of King Richard III’s remains in a Leicestershire car park, a project which involved our very own Bob Woosnam-Savage (read Bob's blog), triggered a realisation for me. As the press coverage … Continue reading Line of Kings: The Haunting of Richard III