Dr. Maria Hayward, Author and Textile Historian
This lecture will examine the political, religious and cultural contexts of two tapestries - Peace and Mercy Win the Promise of Redemption for Man and The Triumph of Time over Fame. It will view them against the background of the marriage of Henry VIII's sister, Mary, to Louis XII of France and the rise to power of Cardinal Wolsey. Focusing on the early years of Henry VIII's reign, it will explore the making and acquisition of tapestries, the significance of their design for the buyer and their uses within the domestic interior.
Price: £5 with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass.