The Wilton Diptych and King Richard II

Images of kingship

Join tutor Sheila Ephraim to examine the beauty and symbolism of the Wilton Diptych - a late medieval religious panel painting created for King Richard II of England.

Wilton Diptych

Further explore this fascinating altarpiece by visiting the National Gallery's website. You can flip between both sides of the diptych, zoom in to areas of interest, learn more about the piece, and download a low-resolution copy for personal use.

Sheila Ephraim

Sheila Ephraim is a tutor in English political and social history for the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford and for the Workers Educational Association.

Further study with Sheila Ephraim

Explore a period of dynastic civil war when three English kings met violent deaths with The Plantagenets II: The Wars of the Roses short course. Discover the leading characters including Warwick 'the king-maker', Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, and Henry Tudor.

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