National Civil War Centre
National Civil War Trail - includes app store logos

Arms & Armour of the Civil Wars

‌Saturday 6th October, 2.30pm

With no standing army from which to obtain equipment and the nation having long been at peace, the opening months of the war witnessed both King and Parliament vying for control of the nation's arms stores as each sought to equip their armies as fully and quickly as possible. Although both sides drew on native arms producers, the scale of the conflict also forced them to look abroad for war material. This talk from Keith Dowen, Assistant Curator of Armour at the Royal Armouries, will examine the types of armour and weaponry used during the Civil Wars, where they were produced and how effective they were.


*This event continues our program of free monthly talks included in the admission price. Come back to all our free events with our 12-month Annual Pass