Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Henry V Guns

Henry V’s force of 1415 was the first English army to use real artillery, though siege guns played no part at Agincourt. They had pet names as ‘London’ and the ‘Kings daughter ‘, and were served by German “gun-master,” 

Ten years later the Regent, Bedford took a powerful artillery train to France and introduced something like field-guns, small “hand-cannon” firing stone shot of two pounds’ weight.

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