At the beginning of the English Civil War it was clear that artillery was to play a significant part in the conflict, as so many battles were fought by siege. Both Royalists and Parliamentarians raced to capture ordnance stores in urban areas such as London and Hull, realising that they would prove strategically decisive in the siege warfare that later developed. Illustrated with superb colour plates by Brian Delf, this book gives the reader an overview of the types of weapon used in this conflict and, more generally, how artillery was actually used in the seventeenth century.
About the Author
Chris Henry has been interested in military history since he was a small boy. His interest in artillery developed whilst he was a volunteer worker at the Tower of London; he has since been Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery at Fort Nelson. Formerly the Head of Collections at Firepower!, the Museum of the Royal Artillery, he is now Curator of Explosion!, the Museum of Naval Firepower at Priddy's Hard, Hampshire.
Table of Contents
Introduction · Parlimentary Trains · Royalist Trains · Types of artillery · Drill · Tactics · Battlefield effectiveness · Glossary · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index