Seven of the best pictures from the Royal Armouries' Elizabethan weekend in Leeds

Visitors to the Royal Armouries in Leeds were taken back in time some 400 years and more as the museum staged a Monarchs event, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I.

Monday, 27th May 2019, 7:41 pm
Queen Elizabeth I as played by Hilary Wood, with her Courtier, the Duke of Leicester. CAG Photography.

She ruled England and Ireland from November 17 1558 until she died on March 24 in 1603 and the weekend long programme featured talks, tours, costumed characters, a Royal horse show showing off Tudor riding skills and a live combat demonstration as well as activities for younger children.

Hilary Wood plays Queen Elizabeth I with her Courtier, the Duke of Leicester. CAG Photography.
Evie Walker, celebrating her twelfth birthday meets Queen Elizabeth 1st.

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The Elizabethan Sword Master demonstrating about the development of swordmanship in the 16th century
Royal Horse Show Tudor Riding Skills amongst the rain showers on Bank Holiday Monday.
Tudor style riding skills on display at the Royal Armouries this weekend.
The Horsemen of the Elizabethan period. CAG Photography
Showing off the dress of the time. The Elizabethan period spanned from 1558 to 1603. CAG Photograpy