An x-ray showing how even everyday objects look very different under x-ray

Analytical Projects

Here are 15 different analytical projects to examine which demonstrate how we use each of the 3 analytical processes:

These processes are discussed in greater detail in the Conservation in Practice section, and are used in the everyday work of the Conservation department of the Royal Armouries.

In each case a project is broken down into four sections:

Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!

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