My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

The Story of Abraham Tapestries

The ‘Story of Abraham’ Tapestries at Hampton Court Palace: making and meaning

Story of Abraham tapestries

Some of the most sumptuous tapestries of 16C & commissioned by Henry VIII himself, each tapestry contains a vast amount of silk and gilt and reflected the Magnificence that was central to the Renaissance concept of royal display. This talk examines why and how they were made.


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