Arms & Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

Volume I: European Armour

A. V. B. Norman and Ian Eaves

Arms & Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

A. V. B. Norman and Ian Eaves

Distributed for Royal Collection Trust

528 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 9 3/5 x 12 | © 2016
Cloth $145.00 ISBN: 9781905686483 Published June 2016 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Volume 1: European Armour is the first catalog to offer a comprehensive inventory of this substantial and historically significant collection in more than one hundred years. Among the highlights of the collection are imposing sets of Greenwich armor created in the sixteenth century for Henry VIII and Sir Christopher Hatton; an exceptionally beautiful set of armor created in the early seventeenth century for Henry, Prince of Wales; and an ornate field garniture belonging to Julius, Duke of Brunswick, a fine example of armor in the continental style. In addition to fresh research, the book features more than five hundred new photographs that provide clear front, back, and side views, as well as close-ups of ornamentation, maker’s marks, and other features for the most important pieces. The book also includes full resources for further study, including two essays giving a broad overview of the history of the collection; specially commissioned reconstruction drawings of important Greenwich garnitures, including lost pieces; a glossary of important terms; and an index, appendix, and bibliography.
Contents
Preface
                Jonathan Marsden
Acknowledgements
Notes for the Reader
                Ian Eaves
Arms and Armour in the Royal Collection
                Howard L. Blackmore
The Display of Armour at Windsor Castle
                A.V.B. Norman
The Catalogue
A.V.B. Norman and Ian Eaves
Glossary
                Ian Eaves
Concordance of past and current catalogue numbers
Appendices
I: Marks
II: Summary of the metallurgy of European armour in the Royal Collection
                Alan R. Williams and Simon Metcalf
III: The 1721–2 Remain of the Windsor Castle
IV: An Account of the Armour and Arms in the Guard Chamber at Windsor Castle in 1831
V: Letter from George Lovell to Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, 1834
Bibliography
                Books and Articles
                Exhibitions
                Manuscript Sources
Index
Photographic Acknowledgements
 
 
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