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The Knight's Tale

Metalworks! Episode 2 of 3

Art historian and curator Tobias Capwell celebrates the great age of armour. Referencing the unstoppable rise of the Royal Almain Armoury at Greenwich, he tells the forgotten story of how Henry VIII fused German high technology with Renaissance artistry in the pursuit of one aim - to become the very image of the perfect knight. Using the talents of foreign craftsmen and his court artist Hans Holbein, Henry transformed himself into a living metal sculpture. His daughter Elizabeth I further exploited that image, making her courtiers parade before her in the most innovate and richly decorated works ever commissioned in steel.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 28 Nov 2012 23:30

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterTobias Capwell
PresenterTobias Capwell
DirectorBen McPherson
DirectorBen McPherson
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle
Executive ProducerFranny Moyle
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