Thom Richardson

Thom Richardson

Thom Richardson FSA is Deputy Master and Head of Collections at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. He is former Keeper of Armour and Oriental Collections.

Biography

Thom Richardson FSA is Deputy Master and Head of Collections at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. He is former Keeper of Armour and Oriental Collections, joining the staff of the Tower Armouries in 1984 having previously worked for the British Museum and Manchester City Art Gallery. He completed his PhD on ‘The medieval inventories of the Tower armouries 1320–1410’ at the University of York in 2012.

He is the former editor of the Journal of the Arms and Armour Society and current editor of Arms & Armour, and author of numerous books and articles on armour and related subjects, including The medieval armour from Rhodes, co-written with the late Chip Karcheski, and winner of ICOMAM’s Justus Lipsius Prize in 2002 and Littlecote, the English Civil War armoury, co-written with Graeme Rimer.

Recent publications:

(with Emma Schmeucker and Rose Lees) The examination and conservation of a 17th century Indian horse armour, Metals, 2010: (with Silke Ackermann and Elizabeth Gatti) A 17th century pikeman’s armour from Antwerp, Arms & Armour 7.1, 2010: 30–39

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