Object of the Month for April: Henry VIII’s Foot Combat armour

In this monthly blog series, our collections team will write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This month's object has been chosen in anticipation for our jousting event that will be held at the at the Royal Armouries in Leeds between 14-17 April. Karen Watts, our Senior Curator for Armour and … Continue reading Object of the Month for April: Henry VIII’s Foot Combat armour

Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team England, represented this year by Andy Deane and Steve Hemphill. Andy "Old Iron-arm" Deane As a young man-at-arms, in 1985, Andy strode out in front of an audience for his first ‘Trial by Combat’. Nervous, and … Continue reading Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Meet Team France: Marie Baron & Luc Petillot

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team France, represented this year by Marie Baron and Luc Petillot. Marie Baron Marie has been riding from a young age, trying her hand at many disciplines and even competing in classical dressage. In 2005, she began … Continue reading Meet Team France: Marie Baron & Luc Petillot

Meet Team Norway: Ivar Mauritz-Hansen & Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team Norway, represented this year by Ivar Mauritz-Hansen and Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell. Ivar Mauritz-Hansen Hailing from Bærum, Norway, Ivar was inspired by the exploits of the great heroes of the medieval era from a young age and … Continue reading Meet Team Norway: Ivar Mauritz-Hansen & Per Estein Prøis-Røhjell