Henry VIII\'s \'Silvered and Engraved\' armour, c1515

Tin Man

Tin Man

2015-07-06 15:10:52

The rim of armour, owned by Henry VIII, is embossed with numerous gold, decorative 'H & K' intricate motifs, to commemorate the marriage of Henry and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. This shows his political allegiances as a young man only six years into his reign - combining the heraldic symbols of England and France. The engraving elsewhere on the armour show the torments of the lives of the saints - being boiled and beheaded
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