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The English Civil Wars (1642 - 1651)
The Bishops' Wars of 1639 and 1640 were fought between the Scots and English forces led by Charles I. These conflicts paved the way for the uprising of Parliament that began the English civil wars. The tension between Charles I and Parliament was brought to a head on January 4th, 1642 when Charles attempted to arrest five members of parliament. This attempt failed, since they were spirited away before the king's troops arrived. Charles left London and both he and parliament began to stockpile military resources and recruit troops. Charles officially began the war by raising his standard at Nottingham in August, 1642.
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Musket & Cannon Shot
Musketeers were armed with a muzzle-loaded matchlock muskets, complete with cartridge cases and a bandolier of gunpowder charges. The matchlock musket was not a particularly accurate gun in it's own right, but when fired in volleys at close range, they were formidable enough, firing a hail of lead bullets into the ranks of the enemy.
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