Tournament Fun

Tournament Fun

Have some fun with tournaments. Try your hand at jousting, you just might be good enough to take on Henry VIII himself.

You could also help Henry get dressed for a foot combat. Can you put his armour on in the correct order?

Learn about heraldry, what some of it means and why it was important. You can test your knowledge of tournaments in our quiz.

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!