Assorted book covers

Publications

Royal Armouries is a highly regarded publisher of arms and armour titles with worldwide distribution.

We publish books based on research conducted by our curators and experts, as well as catalogues to accompany our exciting exhibition programme.

Regular academic publications include Arms & Armour: Journal of the Royal Armouries published in association with Maney Publishing, and our monograph series. Recent monograph titles have included The Italian Vetterli System; Henry VIII: Arms and the Man; and Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury.

All our titles are available to buy from the Royal Armouries shop.

Did you know?

Going off half-cocked

Many older guns have a form of safety that prevents the gun from being fired when the hammer is pulled halfway back. Sometimes a fault develops which allows the gun to fire when the hammer is in the half-cocked position, before a proper aim can be taken.