Hooray! Henry returns to Leeds in style! - Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Royal Armouries Tournament Gallery has undergone a major makeover to mark the return of Henry VIII’s world famous armour to Leeds.

Following a year at the Tower of London, Henry’s spectacular foot combat armours and ‘horned helmet’ has returned to the Armouries’ flagship museum at Clarence Dock.

Building on the record-breaking success of the Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill exhibition at the White Tower last year, organised by the RA and Historic Royal Palaces, the Tudor Treasures are now presented in all their glory in new showcases in the Leeds’ Tournament Gallery.

The new displays introduce the thrills and spills of the highly dangerous tournament sports – and the armour specially developed to protect competitors from the deadly swords, lances and axes. The tour starts with two of the rarest and earliest helms (helmet made about 1375-1400) to survive from Medieval England.

Other tour highlights include:

For more details about the RA – Britain’s oldest museum – visit www.royalarmouries.org

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