HENRY Vlli Gauntlet

RIGHT-HAND locking gauntlet of polished steel, slightly inlaid with gold and engraved. The views represent the mitten " closed and open respectively. When closed, the weapon, held in the hand, could not he displaced, as the mitten part of the glove was fastened securely by a projecting rivet and hook. he ornamentation, by means of engraving and inlaying, is of a similar character to the embroidery to be found on the gloves of civilians.

This gauntlet belongs to a suit of armour worn by Henry VIII., and is ffi the Tower of London.

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