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The Gun-Founders of England : With a List of English and Continental Gun-Founders from the XIV to the XIX Centuries - Charles Ffoulkes

The Gun-Founders of England

With a List of English and Continental Gun-Founders from the XIV to the XIX Centuries

By: Charles Ffoulkes, Lord Cottesloe (Preface by)

Paperback Published: 24th November 2011
ISBN: 9780521170642
Number Of Pages: 168

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Originally published in 1937, this book provides an authentic sketch of the history of English gun production, from their first use in the fourteenth century down to the time of Marlborough's campaigns during the early part of the eighteenth century. At the time of publication there had been relatively few historical analyses of gun foundering, the preference being to examine their use in battle. This book was useful in terms of giving readers a collection of facts relating to the subject and outlining a little-known branch of military history. It remains a fascinating document, containing numerous illustrations, that will be of value anyone with an interest in English history and the development of guns.

Preface Lord Cottesloe
Author's preface
Plates
Illustrations in text
Introduction
Manufacture
Guns of iron and brass
Gun-foundries in London and Calais
Foundries of Douai and Woolwich
Foundries of Sussex
The Carron Foundry
Powder and shot
Proof and range
Extracts from historical documents
List of gun-founders of England and the Continent
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521170642
ISBN-10: 0521170648
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 24th November 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.25