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Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War

National Civil War Centre, 14 Appleton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY
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Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War at National Civil War Centre

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National Civil War Centre
Thursday 29 March - Thursday 1 November 2018

The period between 1618 and 1651 saw transformations both in the roles of soldiers and in how they armed themselves. No longer did they want to be weighed down by heavy armour; instead the focus shifted to new, more sophisticated weaponry that was fit to equip the New Model Army, the country's first professional standing force.

Cutting Edge will give visitors to the National Civil War Centre the chance to see examples of this progress, many on display for the very first time. Visitors will be able to study Thomas Fairfax's sword, see close up a first edition of Robert Ward's Animadversions of Warre and discover how the bloody seventeenth century prompted fundamental changes in warfare, the effects of which are still being felt today. Plus there are plenty of interactive elements from our 'weightscoat' which recreates the feel of heavy armour worn into war to a model of Oliver Cromwell's horse Blackjack for you to dress for battle.

Running to Autumn 2018.

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Cutting Edge: The Changing Tools of War (29 Mar 2018 - 1 Nov 2018)
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Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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