The Armourer's Dilemma - Armour and Firearms in the British Civil Wars

By the Civil Wars of the mid-17th century gunpowder weaponry had come to radically affect the nature of warfare. Increasing numbers of infantry and cavalry were equipped with firearms and the use of artillery led to new designs of fortification. This talk by Keith Dowen, Assistant Curator at the Royal Armouries (Leeds), will examine how firearms developed and the ways in which armourers responded to these challenges.

Cost £5 per ticket, tickets must be pre-booked. See the website for more details:

Friday, 22 June 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
West Berkshire Museum
The Wharf
RG19 4AS
United Kingdom