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Tudor tournament

Create armour fit for the King

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.

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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.

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.


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Tournament Gallery


£5 per pupil


90 minutes