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    DescriptionThe English Civil War has frequently been depicted as a struggle between Cavaliers and Roundheads in which technology played little part. The first-hand sources now tell us that this romantic picture is deeply flawed - revealing a reality of gunpowder, artillery, and a grinding struggle of siege and starvation. As with naval warfare, developments in gun technology drastically changed land warfare in the years leading up to 1642. The Civil War was itself shaped largely by the availability of munitions. A failure to procure them in 1643 and 1644 - combined with abortive attempts on London - ultimately proved the downfall of the Royalists. Moreover a final move away from fortified local garrisons reshaped both the nature of warfare in England, and the country itself. Stephen Bull is Curator of Military History and Archaeology, Lancashire Museums.

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    The Furie of the Ordnance
    Artillery in the English Civil Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Bull
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843834038
    ISBN 10: 1843834030

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    DC22: 942.062
    Abridged Dewey: 355
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    Illustrations note
    28 black and white, 10 line drawing
    Boydell & Brewer Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Boydell Press
    Publication date
    21 September 2008
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    An excellent contribution to the study of the English Civil War, and early modern warfare in general, and will almost certainly become a standard reference for historians of both. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH The book brings together the technical, the military, the industrial and the strategic, to provide a rounded account of a fascinating subject. It also acts as a powerful statement of the importance of military history in making sense of the bigger picture. CROMWELLIANA Scholars of British military history and weapon development will appreciate the detailed maps, chronology and extensive appendices. SCITECH BOOKSAn important book, which questions many assumptions and should make its author very proud. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORYAn excellently researched and well-written book with clearly explained argument and supporting evidence. Philip A. Magrath, (Curator of Artillery, Royal Armouries) CASEMATE