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 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss TEN SUCCESSFUL YEARS DRAW TO A CLOSE - Mon, 27 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/ten-successful-years-draw-to-a-close A pioneering 10-year agreement which saw Royal Armouries become the first British national museum to enjoy a long-standing presence in North America is drawing to a close.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/ten-successful-years-draw-to-a-close
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT! - Wed, 15 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/gunpowder-treason-and-plot Half-term is set to go off with a bang at Fort Nelson this October as Royal Armouries invites children to join Guy Fawkes and learn about one of British history’s best-known stories.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/gunpowder-treason-and-plot
THE MYTHICAL WORLD OF TOLKIEN - Wed, 15 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-mythical-world-of-tolkien Tolkien’s mythical world comes alive at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this half-term (October 25 to November 2) including live combat demonstrations, craft sessions and film screenings.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-mythical-world-of-tolkien
COMMEMORATING THE FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY – JOIN OUR EXPERTS AT THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM, LEEDS - Fri, 10 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-first-world-war-centenary-join-our-experts-at-the-royal-armouries-museum-leeds Some of the weapons that played a key role during the early battles of the First World War go under the spotlight at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this autumn as part of a series of talks and seminars.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/commemorating-the-first-world-war-centenary-join-our-experts-at-the-royal-armouries-museum-leeds
MARKING THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - Wed, 8 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/marking-the-battle-of-trafalgar-1-1-1 Experience the power and might of a fully restored 12-pounder naval gun dating to 1805 next Sunday (October 19) as Royal Armouries marks Lord Nelson’s famous victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/marking-the-battle-of-trafalgar-1-1-1
ROYAL ARMOURIES SECURES £98,000 HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND GRANT TO TELL THE STORY OF ARMS AND ARMOUR IN POPULAR CULTURE - Tue, 7 October 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-secures-98000-heritage-lottery-fund-grant-to-tell-the-story-of-arms-and-armour-in-popular-culture Royal Armouries has secured a £98,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help showcase the roles of arms and armour in the worlds of films, television, computer games and literature.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-secures-98000-heritage-lottery-fund-grant-to-tell-the-story-of-arms-and-armour-in-popular-culture
FROM TIMELINES TO TIME MACHINES – ROYAL ARMOURIES LAUNCHES NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN LEEDS - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/from-timelines-to-time-machines-royal-armouries-launches-new-education-programme-in-leeds Royal Armouries launches new education programme in Leeds History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to the Royal Armouries Museum’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the National Curriculum.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/from-timelines-to-time-machines-royal-armouries-launches-new-education-programme-in-leeds
FORT NELSON’S EDUCATION TEAM ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMME AND TOP AWARD - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/fort-nelsons-education-team-announces-new-programme-and-top-award History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson’s new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum plus the announcement of a prestigious award.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/fort-nelsons-education-team-announces-new-programme-and-top-award
ROYAL ARMOURIES ROLLS OUT NEW EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO COINCIDE WITH REVISED NATIONAL CURRICULUM LAUNCH - Thu, 18 September 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-rolls-out-new-education-programme-to-coincide-with-revised-national-curriculum-launch History will come alive for thousands of schoolchildren thanks to Royal Armouries’ new and expanded education programme, launched to coincide with the new National Curriculum.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-rolls-out-new-education-programme-to-coincide-with-revised-national-curriculum-launch
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