British Naval Armaments (Paperback)
The first in a new series of publications from the Royal Armouries, this volume publishes the proceedings of a conference held at the Royal Armouries on the history of artillery in the period 1600-1900. It includes articles on the general development of artillery in this period, on loading and firing, on technical innovations, as well as on specific guns. It will be of interest to all those fascinated by technology as well as by artillery.
The content of this book will be of great interest to anyone who follows the period of naval history covered, the technology of guns and naval guns, and the use of ship guns. In terms of quality of content and illustrative images, there will be no publication to better this view of naval artillery of the period. This is an informative collection of papers and covers several important areas that have received little coverage in published books covering naval technology and history.Firetrench Reviews