Publications

Royal Armouries is a highly regarded publisher of arms and armour titles with worldwide distribution.

We publish books based on research conducted by our curators and experts, as well as catalogues to accompany our exciting exhibition programme.

Regular academic publications include Arms & Armour: Journal of the Royal Armouries published in association with Maney’s and our monograph series, recent titles include The Italian Vetterli System; Henry VIII: Arms and the Man and Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury.

All our titles are available to buy from the Royal Armouries shop.

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.