Charles ffoulkes

Charles John ffoulkes (1868–1947) was a British historian, and curator of the Royal Armouries at London. He was a younger son of the Reverend Edmund ffoulkes. He wrote extensively on medieval arms and armour.

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ffoulkes was selected as the Curator of the Armouries by his predecessor, Harold Arthur Lee-Dillon, and assumed the office on 1 January 1913.

He played an important role in the British Arts and Crafts movement, and was an acquaintance of William Morris.

He was subsequently first curator and secretary of the newly formed Imperial War Museum in London.[1]

His wife Maude Mary Chester ffoulkes née Craven (1871-1949)[2] was a ghostwriter.

Published worksEdit

  • (1909) Armour and Weapons, Oxford: Clarendon Press; republished by Westholme Publishing, 2005 ISBN 1-59416-022-8
  • (1912) The Armourer and His Craft, London: Methuen; republished by Dover, 1988 ISBN 0-486-25851-3
  • (1930) The 'Dardanelles' Gun at the Tower


  1. ^ "Charles ffoulkes, CB, CBE". Imperial War Museum. Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ ffoulkes, Maude Mary Chester (1915). My Own Past. London: Cassell & Co. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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