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Royal Armouries Museum

Tudor tournament

Workshop
Tudors
£5 per pupil

The Greenwich Armourers have been hard at work preparing King Henry VIII’s armour for his combat duel at the upcoming Field of Cloth of Gold. Disaster! Henry’s opponent, King Francis I of France, has changed the rules at the 11th hour meaning the armourers need to completely redesign the English King’s armour.

See our Tudors Learning Resources for free videos, images and audio files to use with your pupils to enhance their learning.

Workshop content

Pupils will put their artistic flair to full use by embossing a new suit of armour fit for a king inspired by our world-class Tudor tournament collection. But they also need to prepare to be received at court! Learn the manners, dance moves and sword fighting required to climb to the top of the heady heights of Tudor society.

Pupils will don the clothes and armour of participants to get a full feel for life in Tudor times.

Finish off your day with a live Tudor combat demonstration – subject to staff availability; please enquire upon booking.

Curriculum focus

Gallery links

Tournament Gallery

Duration

90 minutes

Contact

Please contact us to make a booking or if you have any questions.

Email address


educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk

Postal address


Education Team
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds
LS10 1LT
United Kingdom


Learning packs and resources

RAM Teachers Pack 2021-22 COVID SAFE (pdf, 330 KB)


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