Royal Armouries: Press Releases http://www.armouries.org.uk/ The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. en Royal Armouries Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss HENRY VIII RETURNS TO LEEDS CASTLE IN KENT - Tue, 15 April 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/henry-viii-returns-to-leeds-castle-in-kent Henry VIII will return to Leeds Castle in Kent in the form of two of his most iconic pieces of armour as part of the Medieval Festival.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/henry-viii-returns-to-leeds-castle-in-kent
APPEAL JUDGEMENT WILL PROTECT OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE - Tue, 15 April 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/appeal-judgement-will-protect-our-national-heritage The Royal Armouries has welcomed the appeal judgment in the Court of Arches preventing the sale of an armet from Wootton St Lawrence church, near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/appeal-judgement-will-protect-our-national-heritage
POWER AND MIGHT OF THE BIG GUNS - Thu, 10 April 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/power-and-might-of-the-big-guns Join uniformed gun crews from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (PAV) at Fort Nelson on Easter Sunday (April 20) as they fire a British Land Service mortar – one of the guns upon which fortification defence depended.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/power-and-might-of-the-big-guns
FIRING UP FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Thu, 27 March 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/firing-up-for-the-school-holidays A Drill Sergeant will put children through their paces at the Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, during the Easter school holidays (Monday, April 7 to Thursday, April 17) as they learn to follow an authentic 19th century gun drill.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/firing-up-for-the-school-holidays
KNIGHTS, MYTHS & MAGIC - A LEGENDARY DAY OUT THIS EASTER - Thu, 27 March 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/knights-myths-and-magic Discover the world of knights, myths and magic at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds this Easter – along with the history behind the national collection of arms and armour.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/knights-myths-and-magic
ROLLING OUT THE BIG GUNS - Tue, 18 March 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/rolling-out-the-big-guns Join uniformed gun crews from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers on Sunday (March 23) as Fort Nelson rings to the sound of spectacular free gun-firings.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/rolling-out-the-big-guns
INSPIRED BY HERALDRY – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LEEDS - Thu, 13 March 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/inspired-by-heraldry-new-exhibition-to-open-in-leeds Step back in time and discover the fascinating world of coats of arms in the Yorkshire Heraldry Society’s new exhibition opening at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/inspired-by-heraldry-new-exhibition-to-open-in-leeds
ROYAL ARMOURIES APPOINTS FIVE NEW TRUSTEES - Mon, 10 March 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-appoints-five-new-trustees Royal Armouries today announces the appointment of five new trustees – Dr Andrew Burnett, Professor Anne Curry, Jason Kingsley, Christine Mayer and Deborah Mills.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/royal-armouries-appoints-five-new-trustees
POWER AND MIGHT - Tue, 11 February 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/power-and-might Experience the power and might of a mighty Victorian field gun on Sunday, February 23, when uniformed gunners stage the latest in a series of spectacular free gun firings at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/power-and-might
HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL THIS HALF-TERM – VICTORIAN STYLE! - Mon, 27 January 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/head-back-to-school-this-half-term-victorian-style History comes to life at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson this February half-term (February 17 to 21) as Victorian children’s lives go under the spotlight.

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/head-back-to-school-this-half-term-victorian-style
SHARP-SHOOTING WILD WEST FUN - Fri, 24 January 2014 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/sharp-shooting-wild-west-fun See history come to life at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this February half-term (February 15 to 23) as the museum transports visitors to the sharp-shooting world of the Wild West.

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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/sharp-shooting-wild-west-fun
LATEST HOBBIT SWORD JOINS THE ROYAL ARMOURIES - Thu, 12 December 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/latest-hobbit-sword-joins-the-royal-armouries The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds marks the launch of the epic film – The Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug – today (Friday) by showcasing the latest addition in our iconic The Swords of Middle-earth display.

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/latest-hobbit-sword-joins-the-royal-armouries
MERRY CHRISTMAS – FORT NELSON STYLE! - Fri, 6 December 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/merry-christmas-fort-nelson-style Step back in time at Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson this festive season and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional Victorian Christmas.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/merry-christmas-fort-nelson-style
HEAD OF TOKUGAWA FAMILY MARKS 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAILING FROM JAPAN OF FIRST BRITISH SHIP TO VISIT. - Wed, 4 December 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/head-of-tokugawa-family-marks-400th-anniversary A highly significant historic ceremony takes place at Royal Armouries’ ancestral home – the White Tower at the Tower of London – on Friday, December 6, marking the departure of The Clove from Japan in 1613.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/head-of-tokugawa-family-marks-400th-anniversary
REAL WEAPONS FROM VIRTUAL WORLDS - Fri, 15 November 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/real-weapons-from-virtual-worlds War gamers are being offered a rare chance to handle real weapons from fantasy worlds – including those featured in best-selling games, Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/real-weapons-from-virtual-worlds
HONOURING THE FALLEN - Fri, 8 November 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-1 Poppies will be dropped to commemorate local servicemen and women who have lost their lives in recent conflicts as part of the Armistice Day Commemoration at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Monday, November 11.

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Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen-1
INSTALLATION BY RENOWNED ARTIST DESIGNER MARK HUMPHREY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN WAR - Mon, 4 November 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/installation-by-renowned-artist-designer-mark-humphrey-pays-tribute-to-those-who-have-lost-their-lives-in-war Museum visitors and passers-by are being invited to dedicate and insert a poppy into a brand new sculpture due to be installed at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, today (Monday).

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Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/installation-by-renowned-artist-designer-mark-humphrey-pays-tribute-to-those-who-have-lost-their-lives-in-war
THE LAST STAND – NEW EXHIBITION TO OPEN IN LEEDS - Wed, 30 October 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/the-last-stand-new-exhibition-to-open-in-leeds Award-winning photographer Marc Wilson brings his stunning exhibition The Last Stand to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds next week – documenting some of the last physical remnants of 20th century warfare in the UK and Northern Europe.

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/the-last-stand-new-exhibition-to-open-in-leeds
OTHER RANKS – LEST WE FORGET - Wed, 30 October 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/other-ranks-lest-we-forget-1 The power of sound is the focal point in capturing the promises made, and the price paid by those serving under the British flag, in a new exhibition opening at Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, on November 4.

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/other-ranks-lest-we-forget-1
HONOURING THE FALLEN - Fri, 25 October 2013 at 00:00 /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of First World War gun salutes to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT /what-we-do/press/honouring-the-fallen