The Armour and Arms of Henry VIII (Paperback)

The Armour and Arms of Henry VIII By Thom Richardson Cover Image


The history of England records no more charismatic figure than King Henry VIII. His reign reveals an intriguing amalgam of the old and the new, during which his kingdom emerged as a European power to be reckoned with. Henry was fascinated by weapons and armour, taking a personal interest in their design and manufacture, and playing a vital role in the development of the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London. This publication showcases the armours made for him, his personal guard and his army, and with the aid of beautiful photography explores the sporting and military equipment of an historical colossus.

About the Author

Thom Richardson, FSA, is a curator emeritus at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. He is the former editor of the Journal of the Arms and Armour Society and Arms & Armour. He has authored numerous books and articles on armor and related subjects including, most recently, Islamic Arms and Armour.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780948092725
ISBN-10: 0948092726
Publisher: Royal Armouries
Publication Date: June 15th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English

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