Royal Armouries

Early Scholars

Diplomatic gifts from Tokugawa Japan

Japanese swords

Japanese Staff Weapons

The Birth of Stainless Steel

Guns of the 'Old Wild West'

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Palmerston's Follies

Fort Nelson is one of the ‘Palmerston Forts’, commissioned in the 1860s by Lord Palmerston, who feared a French attack. By the time they were completed, however, any threat from France disappeared. The forts gained the nickname ‘Palmerston’s follies’.