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This study of a key battle of the English Civil War re-examines the battlefield at Edgehill. It explodes myths about Edgehill and warfare in the period by analysis of original military and civil documents and by on-the-ground exploration of topographical features.The Battle Reinterpreted Christopher L. Scott, Alan Turton, Eric Gruber von Arni ... If they had done so it would make a fine bodya€”piercing projectile a€” much like an arrow a€” but it made all future reloading operations very difficult. ... and some old a€”fashioned drill manuals still advocated the sixteentha€”century practice of holding the a#39;handlea#39; into the centre of the chest. ... This action brought the burning coal of the match into the pan, and the resulting ignition of coal and priming powderanbsp;...

Author:Christopher L. Scott, Alan Turton, Eric Gruber von Arni
Publisher:Casemate Publishers - 2005-01-01


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