The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 2Allen, Thomas
The Volunteer Armoury.
This room contains more than stands of arms, curiously and conveniently arranged in racks, all bright, clean flinted, and fit for service at minutes notice; as also, pistols, swords, &c. ingeniously displayed, and forming different devices. Here is also a fine figure of Charles Brandon, duke of Suffolk, wearing a curious suit of bright steel armour, holding a tilting lance in his right hand, about yards in length, said to be the very weapon with which he performed many of his signal exploits. This general was the most comely personage of his time, and the most accomplished in all the exercises which were then thought estimable in a courtier and soldier. On the floor of is building is,