This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (reigned 1509–1547) toward the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544, which he commanded personally in spite of his infirmities. A work of art.
BORN: c. 1462 - EXECUTED: 17 AUGUST 1510 - Edmund Dudley, along with King Henry VII and Richard Empson The Duke of Rutland - Father of John Dudley, grandfather of Robert, Ambrose, Guildford, etc. Was a minister of Henry VII, where he became unpopular and was impeached and executed early in Henry VIII's reign.