The History of Leith

July 23, 2008

English cannon

Cannon are first recorded in Great Britain in 1327, when they were used in battle by the English against the Scots. Under the Tudors, the first forts featuring cannon batteries were built, while cannon were first used by the Tudor navy. Cannon were later used during the English Civil War, with much of the artillery of the New Model Army having been captured from the Royalists in the aftermath of the Battle of Naseby. for more click here

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