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Director General and Master of the Armouries

Dr Edward Impey was appointed Director General and Master of the Armouries in July 2013. An Oxford graduate with degrees in history and archaeology, Dr Impey was previously Director of Heritage Protection and Planning at English Heritage. He is also a former Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and an established author – including two books on the Tower of London.

A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and also of the Royal Historical Society, his expertise and publications cover aspects of history, architecture, archaeology, conservation and the Tower of London. He has had a life-long interest in arms and armour.

Dr Impey is married with two daughters.