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Tournament gallery

The Tournament Gallery introduces the contests in which knights once competed, and shows some of their fearsome weapons and special armours. Visitors will also discover some important historical characters.


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Some of the words used about tournaments can be quite difficult, if you find a word you don’t understand then please use our Glossary.

When you have learnt all about tournaments then why not try your hand at being a knight or test your knowledge, with games and quizzes in Tournament Fun.


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  • Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the accession of King Henry VIII to the English throne, this definitive publication illustrates and records over 90 Henrician treasures from the Royal Armouries’ own collections and from around the world

SUMMER FUN AT FORT NELSON

There will be plenty of SUMMER FUN activities to keep the children entertained at Fort Nelson, from Thursday 25 July – Monday 31 August 2015.

23 July 2015

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Strange but true

A bullet fired from a gun parallel to the ground, and an identical one dropped from the same height simultaneously, will both hit the ground at the same time.

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