Richard the Lionheart
King – Knight – Prisoner
September 17, 2017 to April 15, 2018
The life and impact of King Richard the Lionheart of England are the subject of a major art history and cultural history exhibition for the first time ever.
Notable objects from England, France and Germany presenting Richard the Lionheart in the European context are on display at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer from September 17, 2017 to April 15, 2018. Also on display are precious manuscripts, weapons, sculptures and archaeological finds, including exceptional works of art from the milieu of the royal dynasties of England and France– the Plantagenets and the Capetians – as well as the Houses of Hohenstaufen und Welf. Central themes of the exhibition are the ruling dynasties of Richard’s day, courtly life and literature, chivalry, the Third Crusade and castle-building.