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Royal Armouries exhibition, Tower of London
23rd October 2015 - 31st January 2016
To commemorate the anniversary of Agincourt this special exhibition will tell the moving story of the build-up to the battle, the unfolding events of the day, the aftermath and legacy. The exhibition will bring together medieval arms, armour, art, music and manuscripts. Iconic objects on display include a portrait of Henry V from the National Portrait Gallery, a manuscript of the Agincourt Carol from the Bodleian Library, the Lyle Bacinet and Warwick shaffron from the Royal Armouries, a plaque of the Arms of the Dauphin Louis from the Louvre, and the surcoat that Richard Burton wore as Henry V from the Victoria & Albert Museum.
At the centre of the exhibition will be a beautifully detailed scale model of the battlefield featuring over 4,000 painted scale model figures, accompanied by an overhead shower of arrows signifying the 7,500 English archers. This extraordinary exhibit will give visitors the opportunity to witness the tumult and chaos of the battle itself at a crucial moment in its development.
A lively programme of events will accompany the exhibition from 24 October to 1 November, including talks, skill-art-arms demonstrations and activities for all the family. Visitors will be able to experience for themselves what it would have been like to stand amongst knights, soldiers and archers, preparing for battle and to hear the stories of the prisoners who were kept at the Tower.
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