O, those jewels! The Pride and glory of this kingdom!
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Richard Edgcumbe, Senior Curator, as he discusses the jewels presented in the V&A's current exhibition: Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars.
In 1626 Sir John Eliot lamented to Parliament the lost jewels of Elizabeth I. Fashion and monetary value made perilous the survival of any jewel. From the Drake Jewel and the Hunsdon Jewels preserved by their families to the Boteler Ring found on the tooth of a harrow.