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Tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the Lord Leycester are artefacts that span five hundred years of history. We would like to put them on display. Properly displayed they will tell the story of centuries of lives that have been lived within the Lord Leycester in an unbroken span from Medieval to present day: the table Thomas Oken sat around with Guildsmen of Warwick Robert Dudley's will; his first wife's Amy Robsart's embroidery from the 16th century; the chair King James 1 sat in for the banquet in his honour in the Great Hall; a 16th century ink well; Oscar Wilde's signature in our Guest books; a breast plate and helmet left by a former Brother who had fought at Waterloo; medals from Brothers who had fought in Crimea; William Morris tapestries; and Tudor silver bears given to the Brothers by Elizabeth 1, are just a few of the artefacts we would like to reveal to the world. Woven together these valuable pieces can tell the story of centuries of life at the Lord Leycester. But we need the funding and expertise to do this task properly and ensure it is historically accurate, faithfully interpreted and accessible to the public.