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Flintlock Pistol

Flintlock Pistol

…1610 and by 1630 they started to become more common. The Parliamentarian cavalry were known to use early forms of flintlock pistol during the English Civil War. They proved to be effective against the unarmoured musketeers but were no match for the armour worn by both pikemen and cavalry. During the…

£35.00

English Civil War Cavalry Helmet

English Civil War Cavalry Helmet

War and English Civil War and was commonly known as a 'Zischagge' in Germany and a 'horseman's pot' or 'three-barred pot' in Britain. The term 'lobster-tailed pot' is widely used in modern scholarship. It was used by cavalry on both sides of the English Civil War

£100.00

The English Castle: 1066-1650

The English Castle: 1066-1650

…heart of the kingdom's social and political life. The English Castle is a riveting architectural study that sets this legion of buildings in historical context tracing their development from the Norman Conquest in 1066 through the civil wars of the 1640s.In this magnificent compellingly written…

£45.00

Morion Helmet

Morion Helmet

…originated in Spain and would certainly have been worn by soldiers of the Spanish Armada. This style of helmet is associated with soldiers of the English Civil War where it was commonly known as a "Pikeman's Pot". They were predominantly worn by the soldiers of Cromwell's New Model…

£90.00

Mini Close Helm

Mini Close Helm

The Close Helm first appeared in the 16th century and was still in use during the English Civil War. It was popular both on the field of battle and in jousting tournaments. Some of the finest Close Helms to be crafted in England were made at King Henry VIII's Royal Almain Armoury in Greenwich.…

£30.00

Tudor Rose Hanging Decoration

Tudor Rose Hanging Decoration

…and beading techniques it is a lovely representation of the English Tudor Rose. This iconic Tudor emblem combines the white rose of York with the red rose of Lancaster. It symbolises the end of the devastating English civil war the War of the Roses brought about when Henry VII of Lancaster married…

£12.00

Renaissance Rapier

Renaissance Rapier

…weapon more robust versions such as the Pappenheimer Rapier were developed for battlefield use and saw service in conflicts such as the English Civil War. Many rapier treatises still survive including "The Schoole of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence" written in England in 1617…

£129.00

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

Guidebook: Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle

…England in the 16th century. For more than 400 years Pendennis Castle played a vital role in the defence of Cornwall seeing action during the Civil War in the 17th century and then again in the Second World War.On the other side of the Fal estuary elegant St Mawes Castle is the most perfect and…

£4.00

Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

Guidebook: Ashby de la Zouch & Kirby Muxloe Castles

…in use as a family seat and the remains of its magnificent great tower still stand to a height of 24m. Ashby was a royalist stronghold in the Civil War but after a long siege it fell to parliamentarians and was partially demolished. The castle started to attract visitors in the 19th century after…

£3.50

Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle

Guidebook: Dartmouth Castle

…the frequent wars between the European powers until the 20th century.In 1909 the castle was released by the War Office as a historic monument but was soon requisitioned again to serve in both world wars. It was handed into the guardianship of the state in 1955 and is now in the care of English

£3.50

Guidebook: Beeston Castle

Guidebook: Beeston Castle

…East. The castle was seized by King Henry III in 1237 and it remained in royal ownership until the 16th century. It was refortified during the Civil War when the Royalist garrison was besieged by Parliamentary forces and finally surrendered in 1646.Key Features:36 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2013

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Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens

Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens

English history. William Pitt the Younger’s ‘improved’ castle and gardens made Walmer into a home for entertaining by the sea masking its role at the height of the Napoleonic Wars as a locus of informal political and military planning a role that continued into the First World War.

£5.00

Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

Guidebook: Carisbrooke Castle

…centuries under the threat of Spanish invasion in Elizabeth I's reign it was transformed into a state-of-the-art artillery fortress. During the Civil War it was used as a prison most famously housing Charles I who twice attempted and failed to escape while he was held here in 1647-8. The castle…

£5.00

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

…and Tudor period and was besieged on several occasions. The castle was briefly abandoned in the early 17th century but was reoccupied during the Civil War and twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. Subsequently the castle was garrisoned and it remained occupied by the army until the late 19th…

£3.50

Guidebook: Hurst Castle

Guidebook: Hurst Castle

…powerful fortress. On occasion it was also used as a prison most famously when Charles I was briefly held captive here during the Civil War. During the Napoleonic Wars at the start of the 19th century Hurst's keep was strengthened. It was altered again most conspicuously in the 1860s when the…

£3.50

Guidebook: Helmsley Castle

Guidebook: Helmsley Castle

…16th century and interior fittings from this time including a carved fireplace still survive.The castle was besieged by Parliament during the Civil War with the buildings and defences partially demolished following its surrender. Many of the castle’s buildings still survive however including…

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Guidebook: Bolsover Castle

Guidebook: Bolsover Castle

…Welcome’ written specially for the occasion by Ben Johnson was performed in the garden.William fought for the Royalists during the Civil War but he was defeated at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644 and went into exile. On his return in 1660 he repaired Bolsover built the Riding…

£4.00

Guidebook: Eltham Palace

Guidebook: Eltham Palace

…residences in the country. By the 16th century however it had been eclipsed by Greenwich and Hampton Court palaces and for 200 years after the Civil Wars it was used as a farm.In the 1930s Stephen and Virginia Courtauld took a 99-year lease on Eltham from the Crown. They commissioned the architects…

£4.50

Guidebook: Old Wardour Castle

Guidebook: Old Wardour Castle

…of his day Robert Smythson convert it into an up-to-date Elizabethan residence; but less than 70 years later it was partially blown up in the Civil War.Wardour was never reconstructed after this disaster. Instead Arundell's 18th-century descendants turned it into a romantic ruin embellishing…

£3.50

Helmsley Castle Stamp Collection

Helmsley Castle Stamp Collection

…exclusive range of English Heritage Stamps these stamps highlight some our famous properties throughout England. This collectopm shows Helmsley Castle a castle which evolved over the centuries from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion to a Civil War stronghold and a…

£6.25

Horrible Histories England

Horrible Histories England

…some people in the Middle Ages ate dove droppings? - which English king was accused of being a werewolf? Whether it's plague fire and civil war or roast beef fish and chips and a cup of tea if it's got anything to do with the English it's in this book. Mull over the miseries of Middle…

£7.99

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