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The horned helmet of Henry VIII

I am pleased with this version on a black background. Shot with a 60mm macro EF-S lens at f/2.8, 1/40sec hand-held, ISO800 - through a glass display case. Photoshop to replace the background

 

Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds Collection;

 

16th century, full face parade helmet.

 

This helmet was made in Innsbruck between 1511-1514 by the master armourer Konrad Seusenhofer, and is all that survives of an armour presented by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I to King Henry VIII of England.

 

see www.royalarmouries.org/

 

I recall having read that the brass "spectacles" were intended to make the wearer look more fierce; they were not for lenses!

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Taken on January 17, 2007