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Henry Vll's State Bed Dr Jonathan Foyle Wednesday 16 May 2018

This lecture is a fascinating detective story. When Jonathan was invited to inspect a member of the public’s antique bed he assumed that the varnished Pre-Renaissance styled object must have been a late Victorian revival. It was just too improbable a survivor to really represent anything from the Tudor period. After two years of collaborative research to help find its identity, his initial impression that it was too good to be true was completely undermined.