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The Bodyguard - Tudor Style...<br />
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An incredibly rare Tudor shield which has direct links to Henry VIII and his elite bodyguard has emerged for sale for £50,000.<br />
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The historic 'gun shield' dates back to the 16th century and were thought to be used by Henry's personal bodyguard.<br />
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An inventory of his armoury made shortly after his death lists only 35 of these specially designed defensive weapons that a matchlock pistol could be fired from.<br />
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They have a specially designed hole in the centre that would have been used to poke the newly invented matchlock pistol through.