A guide to the armours and weapons of henry viii in the royal armouries collection with pieces from other collections in britain and abroad the weapons illustrate his interest in the latest read more. A life in armour how henry viii grew from l to xxxl curators at a new exhibition of henrys armour and weapons at the tower of london yesterday stressed that armour does you no favours. Henrys cannon terminology of horse armour and saddle with interesting facts and information beautiful photography and a detailed glossary this small yet concise publication offers a fascinating insight into the arms and armour of henry viii. This impressive armor was made for henry viii reigned 1509 47 toward the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout constructed for use both on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign the siege of boulogne in 1544 which he commanded personally in spite of his infirmities
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