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 power to be reckoned with. He was fascinated by weapons and armour, taking a personal interest in their design and manufacture.
Henry's impact upon the Royal Armouries' collections is immense. This book, written by Thom Richardson provides insight into the arms and armour made for Henry VIII, his personal guard and his army, which form the core of the Royal Armouries' collection.
The book includes details on subjects such as:
The foundation of the Greenwich workshop
The Field of Cloth of Gold Tournament
The French Ambassadors
The King's revival
Terminology of Horse Armour and Saddle
With interesting facts and information, beautiful photography and a detailed glossary this small, yet concise publication offers a fascinating insight into the arms and armour of Henry VIII.