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Object Title

Lance - Brandon's Lance

Lance - Brandon's Lance

Date

1500-1530

Object Number

VII.550

Provenance

Old Tower collection

Physical Description

Large hollow wooden tournament lance. Haft fluted and painted tip to grip: black, yellow, red, black. Traces of gilding remain. Associated with Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (d. 1545) since 1598.

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Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 4360 mm (172 in), max diameter: 200mm (8 in) Weight: 9.1 kg (20 lb)

Bibliographic References

Lena Rangstr÷m (ed.), Riddarlek Och Tornerspel [English title Tournament and the Dream of Chivalry], (exhibition catalogue) Livrustkammaren, Stockholm, 1992, no. 56, pp. 81 (illus.), 82, 341 (English translation) - 'c.1500-1545'.

D. Starkey (ed.), Henry VIII : a European court in England (exhib. cat.), National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 1991, p. 45, No. III.3 (poor illus.).

Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Tower of London [souvenir guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000, p. 9 (illus., incomplete view, half nearest tip missing). guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000,

G Rimer, T Richardson and J P D Cooper, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, Leeds, 2009,p.136-137

Notes

Display label in (permanent) White Tower displays (from c. 1997) has it as 'Probably English, about 1540'.

Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550
Thumbnail image of Lance - Brandon's Lance Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.'
Thumbnail image of Lance - Brandon's Lance Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.'
Thumbnail image of Lance - Brandon's Lance Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.'
Thumbnail image of Jousting lance. 'Brandon's lance.' VII.550