©Royal Armouries

The tonlet armour of King Henry VIII was made in the royal armour workshops at Greenwich for the King to wear in the foot combat at the Field of Cloth of Gold. The armour is etched all over with the King's heraldry, badges and other royal symbols, and was formerly gilded. It is clear that the armour was put together very hastily, and many parts come from other armours, including the helmet, which is a great basinet stamped with the armourers' marks of the Missaglia family of Milan. ii.7

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