Cromwell, Bowes, the Goldsmiths and the Mint

Cromwell, Bowes, the Goldsmiths and the Mint
 
  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Free (donation requested)

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During the reign of Henry VIII a special three-way relationship existed between the royal jewel house, the mint and the Goldsmiths’ Company: the jewel house and the mint were both at the Tower of London. The jewel house was the repository of huge quantities of surplus royal plate and in times of need quantities of old plate would be trundled across the courtyard to the mint to be recycled into gold or silver coins.

Each year the Goldsmiths’ Company was charged with checking (as it still is) that the newly minted coinage was of the correct alloy.

Join author and expert in gold and silver Timothy Schroder as he takes a close look at the workings of this relationship and at the individuals who operated it: Thomas Cromwell, master of the jewel house and Martin Bowes, who was both master of the mint and an influential member of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

Timothy Schroder is author of ‘A Marvel to Behold’, Gold and Silver at the Court of Henry VIII (Boydell, 2020) and past Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company.


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  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Free (donation requested)

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2021-05-20 19:00 2021-05-20 19:00 Europe/London Cromwell, Bowes, the Goldsmiths and the Mint Join author and expert in gold and silver Timothy Schroder as he takes a close look at the workings of this relationship and at the individuals who operated it. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/20/cromwell-bowes-the-goldsmiths-and-the-mint-254394 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.