The Lost King: Imagining Richard III

Wallace Collection

Menacing or misunderstood? Villainous or vilified? King Richard III (1452-85) is one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in British history. Since the 16th century, he has been portrayed as an arch-villain, a usurper and a murderer, stalking England’s past. However, modern scholarship has shown that, in many ways, he was a capable, compassionate monarch.

This free display traces the story of how key objects and staff at The Wallace Collection have influenced the way we imagine Richard III today and how he has been portrayed in cinema for nearly a century. Visitors will get a unique opportunity to view the complete replica armour created for this autumn’s film, The Lost King, before exploring the story throughout the Wallace’s remarkable collection of medieval and Renaissance arms and armour.

Duration 07 September 2022 - 08 January 2023
Times daily from 10.00–17.00.
Cost Free
Venue Wallace Collection
Address Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN
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