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Fit for a King

THIS EXHIBITION NOW FORMS A PERMANENT PART OF THE WHITE TOWER DISPLAYS

White Tower
Tower of London

See five hundred years of spectacular royal armour, offering a fascinating insight into the personalities, power and physical size of England’s kings. The skill of the royal armourers was to combine practical protection for tournaments and battle, with breathtaking designs and decoration, all Fit for a King.

Delve into a treasure trove of the past in the dramatic White Tower and discover an astonishing variety of unusual objects, including diamond encrusted weapons and the finest arms and armour from around the world.

Entry to the White Tower, is free and included in your standard admission ticket to the Tower of London.
HISTORY™
Fit for a King is presented by the Royal Armouries and Historic Royal Palaces with the generous support of HISTORY™.

Did you know?

Thunder birds are go!

Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk, a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin while smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.