Picture of Ben and his horses at the royal armouries museum Leeds.
The rider in the above photo is called Ben and he is very good with horses. So much so that he was taking time out from working on a forthcoming movie called "War Horse" with Steven Spielberg to be here in Leeds at the Royal Armouries.
Picture of horse riding display at the Royal Armouries Leeds.
This weekend the the royal armouries in Leeds held The Queen’s Golden Jubilee International Joust in the tiltyard at the museum.
But whilst the museum is about fun, drama and entertainment it has a much more serious brief "to educate". Many of the jousting knights wearing armour and riding their chargers, the ones that work at the museum are also interpreters of history. These men and a few women bring history to life for the many younger visitors to the museum. Yes they dress up but they know their period and the weapons used. Over the weekend I spoke with and photographed Henry VIII, he recognised me, but the disguise fooled me. Of course I knew he was not the long dead king, but I could not see past the outfit to the interpreter inside. Richard was, the last time I spoke with him playing Tommy Atkins from the WWI period. But more of Henry VIII tomorrow.
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