Royal Armouries: Press Releases http://www.armouries.org.uk/ The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. en Royal Armouries Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD... - Thu, 11 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world-1 Ground-breaking research to establish if a bullet-proof silk vest could have saved Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s life goes under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on September 24 in the latest in a series of lectures and talks.

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world-1
VICTORIAN GUN FIRINGS THE HIGHLIGHT OF A GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT - Mon, 8 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/victorian-gun-firings-the-highlight-of-a-great-family-day-out Fort Nelson – one of the great Palmerston forts built to protect the city of Portsmouth – will resound to the power and might of a great Victorian gun on Sunday, September 21.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/victorian-gun-firings-the-highlight-of-a-great-family-day-out
BULLETS, BLADES AND BATTLE BLOWERS – NEW EXHIBITION MARKS FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY - Wed, 27 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/bullets-blades-and-battle-blowers-new-exhibition-marks-first-world-war-centenary A brand new permanent exhibition focusing on the personal weapons and body armour used during the First World War opens on September 12 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/bullets-blades-and-battle-blowers-new-exhibition-marks-first-world-war-centenary
LET OFF STEAM AT FORT NELSON - Tue, 19 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/let-off-steam-at-fort-nelson Youngsters can beat the school holiday blues and let off steam by clambering over Fort Nelson’s new-look junior assault course this summer.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/let-off-steam-at-fort-nelson
NEW EVIDENCE CASTS FRESH LIGHT ON LAST MOMENTS OF KING RICHARD III - Tue, 19 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/new-evidence-casts-fresh-light-on-last-moments-of-king-richard-iii One of Britain’s most fascinating recent archaeological finds goes under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on August 20 during a talk focused on the discovery of Richard III’s skeleton under a Leicester car park.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/new-evidence-casts-fresh-light-on-last-moments-of-king-richard-iii
FIRST WORLD WAR HORSE SHOW TO MARK CENTENARY - Tue, 19 August 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/first-world-war-horse-show-to-mark-centenary An equestrian extravaganza paying tribute to the heroism of the First World War takes centre stage at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/first-world-war-horse-show-to-mark-centenary
THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD - Mon, 28 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world Royal Armouries is conducting groundbreaking research to establish if a bullet-proof silk vest could have saved Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s life – and changed the course of history.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-shot-heard-around-the-world
HENRY VIII’S ARMOUR RETURNS TO LEEDS CASTLE IN KENT - Thu, 24 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/henry-viiis-armour-returns-to-leeds-castle-in-kent King Henry VIII’s armour returned to Leeds Castle in Kent today [23 July] after 500 years public opening of a display of an exceptional collection of armour loaned by Royal Armouries.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/henry-viiis-armour-returns-to-leeds-castle-in-kent
HAVE A BLAST AT FORT NELSON THIS SUNDAY - Wed, 23 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/have-a-blast-at-fort-nelson-this-sunday Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of one of the great guns from the Royal Armouries’ national collection this Sunday (July 27), forming the highlight of a great free day out for all the family.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/have-a-blast-at-fort-nelson-this-sunday
CONFLICT AND COLLISIONS: NEW CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE - Wed, 23 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/conflict-and-collisions-new-contemporary-sculpture THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD PRESENTS NEW AUTUMN SEASON FEATURING THREE NEW SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND SITE-SPECIFIC COMMISSIONS BY ARTISTS ALEXANDRA BIRCKEN, FOLKERT DE JONG, TOBY ZIEGLER

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/conflict-and-collisions-new-contemporary-sculpture
FIRE UP YOUR IMAGINATION THIS SUMMER AT FORT NELSON - Wed, 9 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/fire-up-your-imagination-this-summer-at-fort-nelson Experience 1,000 years of firepower this summer as Royal Armouries stages its free Artillery in Action display at Fort Nelson – home to the big guns.

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/fire-up-your-imagination-this-summer-at-fort-nelson
ROYAL ARMOURIES COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR - Mon, 7 July 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-commemorates-the-centenary-of-the-first-world-war Royal Armouries is set to join the nation in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War by showcasing the weapons and armour used in battle and telling the stories of those who fought for King and Country on the Western Front.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-commemorates-the-centenary-of-the-first-world-war
SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY THIS SUMMER - Mon, 30 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/something-different-everyday-this-summer From falconry displays to a First World War horse show and superheroes to sword fights – the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds has something different on offer every day this summer.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/something-different-everyday-this-summer
FIRST WORLD WAR GUN PLAYED KEY ROLE IN ARMS RACE - Wed, 25 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/first-world-war-gun-played-key-role-in-arms-race A renowned French ‘75’ – the first modern field gun and one of the most famous weapons of the 1914-18 conflict – has gone on display at Fort Nelson as Royal Armouries joins the nation in commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/first-world-war-gun-played-key-role-in-arms-race
EXPLORING SAMUEL COLT’S LINKS WITH YORKSHIRE - Fri, 13 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/exploring-samuel-colts-links-with-yorkshire Join Royal Armouries’ Curator Emeritus Peter Smithurst as he marks the 200th anniversary of Samuel Colt’s birth by examining his links with Yorkshire and his pioneering work to design and manufacture the legendary revolvers.

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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/exploring-samuel-colts-links-with-yorkshire
19TH CENTURY FORT TO RING TO THE SOUND OF VICTORIAN GUN - Wed, 11 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/19th-century-fort-to-ring-to-the-sound-of-victorian-gun Fort Nelson – one of the great Palmerston forts built to protect the city of Portsmouth – will ring to the sound of a mighty Victorian gun next Sunday (June 22).

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/19th-century-fort-to-ring-to-the-sound-of-victorian-gun
COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO - Tue, 3 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-battle-of-waterloo Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson marks the forthcoming 199th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with themed gun firings on Fathers’ Day (June 15).

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-battle-of-waterloo
FIRST PUBLIC OUTING FOR FULLY-RESTORED GUN MARKS THE D-DAY LANDINGS - Tue, 3 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/first-public-outing-for-fully-restored-gun One of the great guns of the Second World War has been fully restored and makes its first public appearance on Saturday (June 7) to commemorate the D-Day landings in Normandy, 70 years ago.

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/first-public-outing-for-fully-restored-gun
MARKING THE ROLE OF HORSES DURING WAR - Tue, 3 June 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/marking-the-role-of-horses-during-war A First World War 18-pounder, quick-firing field gun makes its first public appearance following its complete restoration and overhaul during the Weald and Downland Museum’s Horses at War event this weekend (June 7 and 8).

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/marking-the-role-of-horses-during-war
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION MARKS 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY - Fri, 23 May 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/photographic-exhibition-marks-70th-anniversary-of-d-day Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings by showcasing the work of Portsmouth photographer Russell Squires in a new exhibition.

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Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/photographic-exhibition-marks-70th-anniversary-of-d-day