One of Canterbury Cathedral's most treasured historical items has had a taste of modern medicine.
The 14th Century Black Prince's Shield was given a CT scan at Kent and Canterbury Hospital to help experts decide whether it was purely ceremonial or if it was made for battle.
The scan was paid for by the Cathedral and performed out of normal working hours.
The shield hung above the Black Prince's tomb in the Cathedral's Trinity Chapel for 600 years before it was taken down and replaced with a replica in the 1950s in an effort to protect the original.
Now as part of the £24.7million Canterbury Journey project the shield is being prepared for display later this year and this has given experts an opportunity to find out more about its history.
Sarah Saunders spoke to Head of Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral, Heather Newton and radiographer at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Peter Such.
It's one of the most prestigious medieval tournaments in the worlds and the largest of its kind in Europe. Thousands of spectators will watch jousting and knights in hand-to-hand combat at Arundel Castle in Sussex this week.
Andy Dickenson took a look behind the scenes and spoke to Andreas Wenzel, a knight marshal, knights Phillip Leitch and Ben van Koert and rider Kyle van Dolah.
Old bones - believed to date back to the 12th Century - have been discovered under a cracked road in Friar Street, in Reading.
Workers found the remains - believed to be animal bones such as horse and pig - while repairing an old Victorian clay sewer pipe. They also discovered the soles of old shoes.