English Civil War Artillery 1642–51

English Civil War Artillery 1642–51

New Vanguard 108
  • Author: Chris Henry
  • Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Short code: NVG 108
  • Publication Date: 8 May 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841767666
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

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.Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972 he has worked as a freelance illustrator working on a variety of subjects including natural history and architecture. His work has been published in over 30 countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.


Introduction Parlimentary Trains Royalist Trains Types of artillery Drill Tactics Battlefield effectiveness Glossary Bibliography Colour plate commentary Index

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