Arms and Armour

In 2004, the Royal Armouries Yearbook was relaunched as Arms & Armour: a peer-reviewed academic journal. It aims to encourage and publish serious research in the field of arms and armour, from scholars – both professional and amateur – based around the world.

Its areas of study are multi-disciplinary in approach and content, and include, but are not limited to, the history, development, use, decoration and display of arms and armour throughout history.

Arms & Armour is edited under the auspices of the Royal Armouries, the UK’s national museum of arms and armour, alongside an international Editorial Board comprising many of the leading experts in the field.

Arms & Armour is published twice a year in spring and autumn and also includes reviews of recently published books, and announcements and accounts of seminars, conferences and events.

Web site: Arms and Armour

Publication history

Content of the latest issue

A Castle in the Air? The Building, Arms, Action and Incident on the Eleventh-Century ‘Castle’ Capital from Westminster Hall

Edward Impey

The Tower of London and Firearms in the Reign of Edward IV

Dan Spencer

Thomas Fitzpatrick – Gunsmith of Dublin

Brian Godwin

The Rise and Fall of the Duke of Richmond’s Musket: Britain’s Finest but Least Known Flintlock Musket

Gregory W. Pedlow

Thomas Firth and Sons — Steelmakers to the Arms Industry Part 1 — Smallarms — Enfield, Government Contractors and Others

Peter Smithurst

Conserving a Late Eighteenth–Early Nineteenth Century Indian Helmet: A Technical Study

Lauren McGhee

Asbestos in the collection of the Royal Armouries and the conservation of a First World War German gasmask

Suzanne Dalewicz-Kitto & Holly Marston

Sir Henry Lee (1533–1611): Elizabethan Courtier (Book review)

Graeme Rimer