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Our uniform is in the Tudor style and a scarlet red.The distinct difference in the ceremonial uniform worn by either Corps is the shoulder belt or crossbelt.elow is a short history of The Body Guard and within the site a more comprehensive and detailed history.Our uniform and weaponry are described in fine detail and certain myths are dispelled.
The Wars of the Roses began at St Albans in 1455 and saw the weak Lancastrian King Henry VI (he often suffered from bouts of madness) deposed by the House of York and the new King, Edward IV, enthroned in 1461.The shoulder belt had a practical function when our armoury included the heavy harquabus and the belt supported the weight of this cumbersome weapon.The harquabus hasn't been used since the 1600s, but some of our superannuated guards still remember it being issued!!We sincerely hope to see you as principle guest at a Garden Party or Investiture.
A common misconception is that the Yeoman Warders or Yeomen of the Guard (In Extraordinary) and The Yeomen of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard are one and the same...are not.Each successive monarch since this time may be assumed to have enrolled a personal Body Henry V, the hero of Agincourt in 1415, and his Archers of the Household who accompanied him abroad and fought with him on the battlefield.