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Pictured: Zoe Cordey of Wooley & Wallis with the shield<br />
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An incredibly rare Tudor shield that has direct links to King Henry VIII and his men has emerged for sale for £20,000.<br />
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The remarkable 'gun shield' dates back to the 16th century and is identical to the defences known to be used by Henry's bodyguards.<br />
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The metal armour, that is about the size of a dustbin lid, has a specially designed hole in the centre that would have been used to poke a matchlock pistol through.