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Instruments of Death: Season 1, Episode 1 – The English Civil War – The Battle of Naseby


With families at war with each other and a monarchy fighting to survive, conflict in 17th century England reflected the times – brutal and unforgiving. With the decisive battle of Naseby as its backdrop, this first episode in the series demonstrates some of the deadly new weapons of the age including first hand tests with real flintlock muskets and mortar bombs, while Karl Ude-Martinez is shown how the wounds they inflicted were treated.

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