Horse armour of King Henry VIII (known as the Burgundian Bard). Flemish, about 1511-15. Part of an armour presented by the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, to Henry VIII to mark his marriage to Katherine of Aragon. Made by Guille Margot and decorated by Paul van Vrelant
Inventory of Henry VIII's assets on his death - Commissioners appointed in September 1547 took 18 months to compile an inventory of Henry VIII’s movable goods. The first part of the surviving inventory includes money, jewels, plate, artillery, munitions, ships, arms, armour, horses, masque garments, tents, liturgical vestments and books. The second covers other items in the principal royal residences and wardrobes or stores. The inventory includes hundreds of thousands of objects.