This ten-week course taught by Curator of Arms and Armour Tobias Capwell will examine the visual, literary, and material culture of the Medieval and Renaissance knight in Europe. The knight was at once a socio-political figure, a heroic symbol, an economic problem, a demonstration of high technology, a professional sportsman, and a deadly warrior. Exploring ten centuries of the knight as a cultural icon, this course will examine his portrayal by poets, historians and, perhaps most importantly, by artists. Students will study sources as diverse as illuminated manuscripts, funerary effigies, martial arts manuals, and even everyday objects such as candlesticks, mirror-cases and water jugs.
Venue Details & Map
Manchester SquareLondonW1U 3BN
- +44 (0)20 7563 9500
- Public transport:
- Tube: Bond Street, Baker Street, train: Marylebone Station.
- By Road:
- Turn left down Oxford St, cross over to the right hand side of the road, turn right up Duke St and cross over into Wigmore St. In Manchester Sq the Wallace Collection is
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