History How To
How to Fire a Brown Bess
Learn how to fire a Brown Bess in this demonstration, courtesy of Kevin Hicks from historical interpretation company, The History Squad.The flintlock musket, nicknamed Brown Bess by the British, is arguably one of the most iconic weapons in history. The standard long gun of the British Army for more than a century, the flintlock was adopted by forces across the globe, seeing service in such diverse conflicts as the Opium Wars, the Texas Revolution and the Greek War of Independence.
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How to Fire a Matchlock Musket
Kevin Hicks, from the historical interpretation company, The History Squad, demonstrates how to fire one of these early muskets.The matchlock was the first mechanical device for firing a gun. It did away with the cumbersome process of holding a burning wick to the powder in the flash pan or touch...
How to Play the Hurdy Gurdy
A surprise hit on our YouTube channel! Enjoy some medieval dance tunes courtesy of the hurdy gurdy. Kick off your calfskin shoes, set aside your weaving, and leave watering the goats till later - it's time to party!
How to Cook Like a Roman
It's Masterchef, Roman style! Our chef reveals some surprising facts about Roman culinary tastes. Hint: not a tomato in sight!