Arms & Armour: in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen, book front cover
The contents page from the book, Arms & Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen
Internal page from Arms & Armour in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen with a photograph of Tilt pieces of armour in a jousting pose
Page 183 from Arms & Armour in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen with text and a photograph of a Vamplate for the Lance and a half-shaffron
Arms and Armour in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen, page 187 with two illustrations of armour, one used for the barriers and one for the tilt

Arms & Armour in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen

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The Royal Collection holds one of the finest collections of arms and armour in the world. This catalogue is the first since 1904 to cover significant elements of this substantial and important collection in comprehensive detail. The collection itself includes more than 250 pieces of European armour, comprising complete armours, individual pieces, shields, horse armour and spurs, many of which were commissioned or collected by the royal family over a period of 500 years. 

More than 500 colour images are used to illustrate the collection, including intricate decorative details and makers' marks. Among the many outstanding examples of the armourer's craft, the catalogue includes spectacular 16th century and early 17th century Greenwich garnitures made for Henry VIII, Sir Christopher Hatton and Henry, Prince of Wales. 

  • Author: A. V. B. Norman & Ian Evans
  • Dimensions: H30cm x W25cm
  • Hardback
  • ISBN 9781905686483