Medieval Coventry to be portrayed in 'first of its kind' colouring book - The Coventry Observer

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Medieval Coventry to be portrayed in 'first of its kind' colouring book

Shaun Reynolds 7th Nov, 2016 Updated: 7th Nov, 2016

A COLOURING book which illustrates life in medieval Coventry and celebrates the city’s rich history and heritage is set to be launched.

With the support of the Lord Mayor’s Office and the University of Warwick, the City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild will launch the first book of its kind later this week (November 10) at 6pm in St Mary’s Guildhall.

Hosted by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, the event will showcase the richly illustrated A4 colouring book produced by Cathy Renken.

Highlighted in the book are the visits of kings and queens, the role of civic leaders and merchants as well as the various trades employed to benefit the city.

The book was the vision of Peter Wilford, Past Master of the Guild, and will contribute towards Coventry’s City of Culture Bid in 2021.

The Lord Mayor of Coventry said: “I am delighted to host and support Past Master Peter Wilford’s creative vision, which opens up a window into Coventry’s medieval history.

“I am confident it will become a ‘must have’ publication not only for children but to the wider population, to learn about our City’s past.

“A significant part of the proceeds of sale will go to local Coventry charities, which is very commendable and I must congratulate the Guild and local businesses and organisations for supporting the production and printing.”

Mr Wilford said: “I would like to help children and the people of Coventry celebrate the city’s rich medieval and cultural history.

“There is so much to explore and the beautiful illustrations and forgotten facts in this book really help to bring Coventry’s medieval history to life.”

The book will be available from the Tourist Information Centre, Herbert Museum and various other heritage place for £4.99.

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