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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™.

EASTER TOURNAMENT 2015

Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.

03 April 2015

Leeds

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Did you know?

First commercial steel melting

Benjamin Huntsman of Sheffield is widely credited with the first commercial melting of steel in around 1740, using his crucible process. However, the melting of steel had long been practiced in central Asia and India and was known as Damascus steel.