Tuesday 4 August, 2020

New research presented by Past Prime Warden Dr Timothy Schroder


In his new book entitled: A Marvel to Behold': Gold and Silver at the Court of Henry VIII, Past Prime Warden Dr Timothy Schroder brings the existence and significance of the lost riches of Henry VIII back to life, and sheds new light on Henrician and Tudor court culture. It is the result of many years of research, starting with his discovery of one of the few surviving pieces made for Henry. To read more about the book and see details of a current special promotion click here.

To accompany this, Dr Schroder will be holding a lecture called: ‘Cromwell, Bowes, the Goldsmiths and the Mint’. He will be looking at the interweaving of three institutions, the royal jewel house (headed by Thomas Cromwell), the mint and the Goldsmiths’ Company. And it turns out that this was a complex symbiotic relationship in which each was, to varying degrees, dependent on the others. But the relationship was not only functional; it also involved an overlap of personnel. This is a story that revolves around names like Robert Amadas (Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company 1524 and 1530), Thomas Cromwell and Martin Bowes (apprenticed to Amadas and would serve 15 terms as Prime Warden) and that goes right up to the king himself, whose whims and appetites drove everything.

This free to attend online lecture will be on Monday 10 August at 18:30 via Zoom. Click the button below to go to the meeting and enter the following login information:
Meeting ID: 934 7340 3347
Password: 358993

The Bowes Cup, 1554-1555, The Goldsmiths' Company Collection

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