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Talk: The Armourer’s Dilemma: Armour and Firearms in the British Civil Wars

22 June 19:00

By the Civil Wars of the mid-17th century gunpowder weaponry had come to radically affect the nature of warfare.

Increasing numbers of infantry and cavalry were equipped with firearms and the use of artillery led to new designs of fortification. This talk by Keith Dowen, Assistant Curator at the Royal Armouries (Leeds), will examine how firearms developed and the ways in which armourers responded to these challenges.


This talk ties in with the re-enactment of the First Battle of Newbury, Newbury I.

West Berkshire Museum
Friday 22 June  |  7pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.  All seating is unreserved.




The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone  at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.

Please note, a £1 booking fee will be applied to tickets purchased from the Corn Exchange by telephone and online.  Fees for telephone purchases are capped at £6, online purchases are not capped.  To see the full terms and conditions visit https://www.westberkshireheritage.org/tcs