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History of early firearms: Handgonnes and Matchlocks

dispater-north-1411.jpgThis essay takes a look at early firearm development up till the 1500’s. It is a fascinating read. Certainly, the first uses of gunpowder are psychological – loud bangs and sausage-shaped rockets snaking across the battlefield to terrify men and horses. This is the role we can see for the fire lances of 1132. It […]

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