Reverend Paul Wilcock is Head of the Arms and Armour Research Group at the University of Huddersfield.
While the group undertakes research in a range of arms related academic fields, as an honorary historical consultant, Paul’s particular area of research and publication, focuses on European edged weapons of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Did you know?
Thunder birds are go!
Artillery pieces before about 1700 were often classified by names. A rare type of very big gun was known as a basilisk, a more common long powerful gun was known as a culverin while smaller versions were named after birds of prey such as saker and falcon.
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