Power and beauty: seals, charters and the story of identity

When and where

1 September 2015 to 23 December 2015
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Power and beauty: seals, charters and the story of identity

Our current exhibition explores 800 years of royal authority and symbolism through a stunning series of charters, seals and deeds from the Royal College of Physicians' collections.

Trace the development of English royal imagery from Norman origins to the present day. Royal great seals on display include those of King John, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Charles II, through to Victoria and Elizabeth II.

The exhibition highlights the craftsmanship and artistry of the constitutional documents that symbolise and confirm the authority of the Royal College of Physicians and their amazing survival in the archives over five centuries, facing war, fire and theft.

Please note, this exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and not weekends.

Find out more about visiting the RCP and its Buildings, museum and gardens.

Groups of over six people

All groups of over six people must book a tour or appointment by contacting history@rcplondon.ac.uk

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