Dr Tobias Capwell

Toby is one of the world's leading authorities on medieval and Renaissance weapons and armour, with special emphasis on armour in England during the 15th Century. Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London, he has published numerous books and articles on many areas of the subject, including The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe 1520-1630 (2012), Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection (2011) and The Real Fighting Stuff: Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museums (2006). He also appears regularly on radio and television; he has most recently been seen presenting Metalworks: The Knight’s Tale on BBC4 (2012). A practitioner as well as a scholar, Toby has helped found the modern competitive jousting community, and participates in major international jousts and tournaments all over the world.

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