Poley and greave from a field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated 1540. Possible intended for wear at the tournament held during 15 May 1540 to celebrate May Day. Made by Erasmus Kyrkenar and decorated by Giovanni di Maiano or Francis Quelblaunce based on designs by Hans Holbein the Younger (Tower Armouries, II.8); Poleyn and greave; Greave

Object Title

Poley and greave from a field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated 1540. Possible intended for wear at the tournament held during 15 May 1540 to celebrate May Day. Made by Erasmus Kyrkenar and decorated by Giovanni di Maiano or Francis Quelblaunce based on designs by Hans Holbein the Younger (Tower Armouries, II.8); Poleyn and greave; Greave

Poley and greave from a field and tournament armour of King Henry VIII. English, Greenwich, dated 1540. Possible intended for wear at the tournament held during 15 May 1540 to celebrate May Day. Made by Erasmus Kyrkenar and decorated by Giovanni di Maiano or Francis Quelblaunce based on designs by Hans Holbein the Younger (Tower Armouries, II.8); Poleyn and greave; Greave

Date

September 1954

Reference

RA PH A3369.1

Level

Item

Extent

B/W Negative

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright