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Object Title

Armour

Armour

Date

1607

Object Number

II.88

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

The armour is decorated with broad vertical bands containing scenes from the life of Alexander the Great, framed in oval cartouches incised and gilt on a hatched, blued ground. These bands alternate with bright plain bands.

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Dimensions

Dimensions: Height to top of skull 1460 mm (57.5 in.), height to top of comb 1492 mm (58.75 in) Weight: 18.87 kg (41 lb 9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None noted

Bibliographic References

G F Laking, A Record of European armour and arms. G Bell, London, 1920-2, V: 25-6, fig. 1441

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate XXVI, XXVII breast detail.

T. Richardson, 'H. R. Robinson's 'Dutch armour of the seventeenth century'', The Journal of The Arms and Armour Society, vol.XIII, no.4, March 1991, pp.256-278, p.258ff.

B Clifford and K Watts, Princely armours and weapons of childhood, Royal Armouries, Leeds 2003:

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011 volume 2

Notes

In the inventory of 1916 this armour was ascribed to the ownership of Prince Henry, eldest son of James I and stated to have been a present from the Prince de Joinville in 1607-8. Research by C Blair suggests it was in fact the armour presented to Prince Henry in 1607 by Sir Francis Vere. RC2: Permission to lend required from the sovereign

Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales
Thumbnail image of Armour for a boy, probably Henry Prince of Wales