02 August 2012
Four suits of Royal Armouries' armour worn by mounted cavalry in the early seventeenth century have been returned to Edinburgh Castle. ...
Four suits of Royal Armouries' armour worn by mounted cavalry in the early seventeenth century have been returned to Edinburgh Castle.
Four suits of Royal Armouries' armour which was worn by early seventeenth-century mounted cavalry have been returned to Edinburgh Castle following conservation work. The suits of armour were removed from the castle eight years ago for essential conservation on the metal work and leather straps and to create more secure mounts.
Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager, Edinburgh Castle said: 'We are delighted to receive the armour back from the Royal Armouries. These beautifully conserved pieces provide a magnificent centrepiece to the Great Hall and add to the visitor experience at Edinburgh Castle.'
The Great Hall, where the suits will be displayed was restored by notable Edinburgh architect Hippolyte Blanc in 1886 and was filled with arms and armour to create a trophy room.
The image shows seven-year-old Wyatt Sell (left) and his four-year-old brother, Ethan Sell with the newly restored Coats of Armour in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.
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