Royal Armouries

Objects

Armour

armour

Almain Corslet

colour photo of a boy's full length armour with a wooden head

Boy's Armour, known as the ‘Jeffrey Hudson,’…

monochrome photo of a breastplate with a large shot away section across the middle

Breastplate

LOK Burgonet IV.154

Burgonet

Close helmet for the tilt

Close Helmet for the Tilt

monochrome photo of an armour helmet

Composite ‘Maximilian’ Armour

colour photo of full-length armour with fluted decoration

Composite ‘Maximilian’ Armour

LOK II.20

Corslet

LOK II.21

Corslet

monochrome photograph of a full length man's armour

Cuirassier Armour

LOK II.102-3

Cuirassier Armour

colour photo of a three-quarter length decorated armour

Cuirassier Armour

coloured engraving of a long hall displaying arms and armour

Cuirassiers’ Cuirasses

LOK II.132

Demilance Armour

colour photo of a giant armour and a boy's armour

Field Armour, the 'Giant' Armour

Greenwich Armour for Field and Tournament II.40

Greenwich Armour for Field and Tournament

monochrome photo of a three-quarter length armour on a stand

Harquebusier’s Armour

LOK II.394 model armour

Model Armoured Figure

Pikeman’s Armour

Pikeman’s Armour

pikeman's armour

Pikeman’s Armour

LOK II.114

Pikeman’s Armour

Pikeman II.115

Pikeman’s Armour

monochrome photo of a hall with armours on display

Sallet

helmet IV.212

Secret – so-called ‘Spider’

Shield, V.52

Shield

monochrome lantern slide of an armoured figure on a horse

The Toiras Armours

Will somers breastplate

Will Somers’ Breastplate

Arms

monochrome photo of a pair of prop pistols and embroidered holsters

Accoutrements of the effigy of William III

monochrome newspaper illustration of an armoured figure on horseback

Bardiche traditionally associated with Col Gardiner's death…

Matchlock gun

Matchlock Target Gun

monochrome line drawing of a giant size man's armour and 2 large swords

Two-hand Bearing Sword, probably an English royal…

monochrome photo of two very large broadswords

Two-hand Bearing Sword, probably an English royal…

monochrome photo of an armoured figure holding a large sword

Two-hand Sword

monochrome photo of an axe with firearm mechanism on its head

Wheellock Combination Axe and Pistol

Horse Armour & Equipment

monochrome photo of the rear section of a horse armour

Horse Armour

monochome photo of armour for the front of a horse's head

Horse Armour

colour photo of a decorated horse muzzle

Horse Muzzle

monochrome stereo photographs of armour displays

Peytral

VI.495 saddle

Saddle

colour photo of a saddle with decorated bone plaques

Saddle, possibly for the Hungarian Dragon Order

Miscellaneous

monochrome photo of a collar designed for torture

Iron Collar

LOK XIX.25 miniature cannon

Miniature Cannon and Carriages

monochrome photo of a model of jousting knights and large wall-mounted arms display

Plaster Model of Knights in Combat

Royal Armour

colour photo of a laced Japanese armour on a wooden box

Armour (domaru)

colour photo of Prince Henry Stuart's full-length armour with decorated banding

Armour for a Boy, probably Prince Henry…

colour photo of a boy's armoured figure with decorated banded edges

Armour of King Charles I as a…

LOK buffe II.9

Armour of King Henry VIII

colour photo of James II's breastplate, helmet, and gauntlet over a buffcoat

Armour of King James II

colour photo of Henry VIII's fully encasing armour holding a wooden pole

Foot combat armour of Henry VIII

colour photo of Charles I's gilt full-length armour

Gilt armour of King Charles I, made…

colour photo of Henry VIII's full-length armour

The 1540 Armour of King Henry VIII

colour photo of King Henry VIII's armour and horse armour on horseback

The Silvered and Engraved Armour of Henry…

Wooden horses, heads & hands

colour photo of a carved wooden right hand

Carved Wooden Hands

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Charles I

Charles I (reigned 1625 – 1649)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Charles II

Charles II (reigned 1660 - 1685)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Edward III

Edward III (reigned 1327 – 1377)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of a Black Man

Head of a Black Man

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Henry V

Henry V (reigned 1413 – 1422)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Henry VI

Henry VI (reigned 1422-1461)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Henry VII

Henry VII (reigned 1485-1509)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Henry VIII

Henry VIII (reigned1509-47)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of James I

James I (reigned 1603 – 1625)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of William III

William III (reigned 1689 -1702)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of William I

William the Conqueror (reigned 1066 – 1087)

colour photo of a carved wooden head of Edward III

Wooden Heads: an Introduction

Carved wooden horse. xvii.12

Wooden Horse - Black stallion - XVII.12

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Black stallion - XVII.8

LOK XVII.20 carved horse

Wooden Horse - Black stallion-XVII.20

Carved wooden horse. xvii.30

Wooden Horse - Black stallion-XVII.30

LOK XVII.18 carved horse

Wooden Horse - Buff stallion with brown…

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Dark brown stallion -…

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Dark brown stallion -…

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse against a stone wall

Wooden Horse - Dark grey stallion -…

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Grey stallion - XVII.17

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Light brown stallion -…

colour photo of the head of a wooden horse

Wooden Horse - Orangey-brown stallion - XVII.11

Carved wooden horse. xvii.7

Wooden Horse - Yellow stallion - XVII.7

4 horses from the line of kings before 2013

Wooden Horses: an Introduction

The Line of Kings Exhibition


For several centuries, Tower of London visitors have enjoyed seeing the figures of armoured kings, displayed with life-sized wooden horses.

Visit the world’s longest-running visitor attraction.