Book review: Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars

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11 August 2019
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Produced in association with the Royal Armouries Museum and written by the Assistant Curator there, this is a look at the arms and armour used by the combatants in the English Civil Wars.

Author: Keith Dowen

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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Produced in association with the Royal Armouries Museum and written by the Assistant Curator there, this is a look at the arms and armour used by the combatants in the English Civil Wars. It mixes historical paintings with excellent photography of the items in the Royal Armouries collection and is written for the general reader. That means it covers swords, pikes, halbards, poleaxes, axes, lances, muskets, pistols and carbines and various types of armour. With some history thrown in, this is an easily accessible look at the period that examines the design of weapons and armour plus how they were produced, supplied and used. It's not a big book so consider it an introduction to the subject. We'll be featuring the Royal Armouries soon.

 

• Unicorn Publishing

 

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• ISBN 978-0-9480-9290-9

 

• 98 pages • Softcover • £12.99

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer July 2019

 

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