Treasure of the Royal Armouries (Hardcover)

Treasure of the Royal Armouries By Edward Impey, HRH The Earl Of Wessex (Foreword by) Cover Image
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A lavishly illustrated account of some of the most interesting pieces of arms and armor in existence.

This volume is a photographic journey through Britain’s national museum of arms and armor. It reflects the diversity of the Royal Armouries’ collection, which was assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London and now spans the ancient world to the present day. At the core of this journey is the museum’s unparalleled group of Tudor armors, which derive from the Greenwich Armoury of Henry VIII but also features European swords, paintings, and manuscripts. Stunning pieces from Asia are included, as are key items from the national collection of firearms, started in 1631 by Charles I and now housed at the National Firearms Centre, as well as larger guns from the National Artillery Centre at Fort Nelson. The 115 entries each tell compelling stories, tracing the histories of individuals, campaigns, and cultures across millennia. They also consider the place of arms in an increasingly turbulent world and the new challenges that technology presents to a modern army.

About the Author

Edward Impey is a British historian, archaeologist, and museum curator. He is the former director general and master of the Royal Armouries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781913013400
ISBN-10: 1913013405
Publisher: Royal Armouries
Publication Date: August 5th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English