How did the arrival of gunpowder in medieval Europe change warfare? This week, Danièle speaks with Dan Spencer about this technology, and the changes it brought not only to the battlefield but in other aspects of medieval society.
Dan Spencer is a military historian who is a leading expert in the study of early gunpowder weapons, artillery fortifications and castles. Among his books is The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales, and Royal and Urban Gunpowder Weapons in Late Medieval England. You can learn more about Dan on his website or follow him on Twitter @GunpowderDan
My new book has now been published by Pen & Sword! If you like castles, the Wars of the Roses, or medieval history in general, this may well be of interest to you #wotrs_castles https://t.co/Cd7of0qRy4
— Dr Dan Spencer (@GunpowderDan) October 31, 2020
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Podcast editing done by Angus Wallace of The History Network
Top Image: Hand cannon lighted by a hot iron rod being fired from a stand, manuscript by Konrad Kyeser: Bellifortis. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 2° Cod. Ms. philos. 63 Cim