The History of Leith

August 9, 2007

English cannon


English cannon (or British cannon) were first used by the English during the Hundred Years War, when primitive cannon were used at the Battle of Crécy. Under the Tudors, the first forts featuring cannon batteries were built, while cannon were first used by the Tudor navy (where a cannon is referred to as a gun). With the Age of Discovery, and the establishment of the Thirteen Colonies, cannon saw use in British armies in North America, first against the rival colony of New France, and later during the American Revolutionary War.

From the 18th century to the present day, the Royal Regiment of Artillery has been the Arm of the British Army that uses cannon. for more click here

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