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Fit for a King

THIS EXHIBITION NOW FORMS A PERMANENT PART OF THE WHITE TOWER DISPLAYS

White Tower
Tower of London

See five hundred years of spectacular royal armour, offering a fascinating insight into the personalities, power and physical size of England’s kings. The skill of the royal armourers was to combine practical protection for tournaments and battle, with breathtaking designs and decoration, all Fit for a King.

Delve into a treasure trove of the past in the dramatic White Tower and discover an astonishing variety of unusual objects, including diamond encrusted weapons and the finest arms and armour from around the world.

Entry to the White Tower, is free and included in your standard admission ticket to the Tower of London.
HISTORY™
Fit for a King is presented by the Royal Armouries and Historic Royal Palaces with the generous support of HISTORY™.

Did you know?

4 Eiffel Towers

During the siege of Sebastopol the British fired about 10,000 tonnes of iron shot; the French fired 510,000 round shot, 236,000 howitzer shells and 350,000 mortar shells – a total of around 43,000 tonnes of iron! About the same weight as 4 Eiffel Towers.