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Japanese armours

Friday afternoon lecture
13th December - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Diplomatic gifts sent to Europe

Speaker: Ian Bottomley, Curator Emeritus, Royal Armouries

During the 16th and 17th centuries diplomatic gifts of arms and armour were presented to the monarchs of Europe, before Japan closed its doors to the rest of the world.

Friday afternoon lectures

10 January The big bang
The development of history’s most powerful guns

24 January Rebellion and revolt
The desperate weapons of insurrection 1350-1950

14 February Daggers from the deep
Discovering the Thames daggers

13 March When Britain was in turmoil
A remarkable gun made in the Tower during the Glorious Revolution of 1688

27 March Women in war
The story of a Special Operations Executive (SOE)