The Story of the Gun: The Age of Artillery

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The Story of the Gun: The Age of Artillery. The cannon stadily revolutionised the art of war and was used for blasting down the walls of castles during the Middle Ages; (far right, top to bottom) a hand cannon carried by a knight; crossbows and handguns were developed; large hand cannons required a wooden support; and the siege if a castle meant protecting oneself with shields of wood and earth.

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