Armor of Henry VIII on display

An exhibit of the armor of King Henry VIII is being displayed at the Tower of London until January, 2010. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Tudor king's ascension to the throne of England, the exhibit will include a full suit of armor from 1544 only recently identified as Henry's. The article includes a 3-minute demonstration with replica armor of how the suit was worn. (video)

Thom Richardson, keeper of Oriental and European armour for the Royal Armouries, said: "Henry was a pioneer in the use of arms and weapons, such as some of the early muskets, in battle." Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill runs from 3 April to 17 January 2010.