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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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Stuart 'Engraved' Bodkin 016747

Charles I, Stuart Period 'Engraved' Bodkin
Silver, 8.64 grams, 133 mm. Circa 17th century AD. Of very large tapering rectangular cross-section terminating in a trefoil with two rectangluar slots and a circular piercing. The shaft panel engraved round the tape slots, with corss-hatching. Reference: Guildhall Museum Catalogue of the Collection of London Antiquities, plate LXXXVIII. Fine and complete. Provenance: from an old English collection, non excavated.
£350.00

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Stuart 'Engraved' Bodkin 016747
Charles I Period 'Civil War' Flintlock Musket Lead Holder & Flint 010817

Rare Charles I Period 'Civil War' Flintlock Musket Lead Holder & Flint
Lead, 36.97 grams; 33.01 mm. Circa 17th century AD. A lead sheet folded around and containing a naped square piece of flint that would have formed part of the spark mechanism for a flintlock musket riffle. These muskets would have been used throughout the English civil war and for at least 200 years after. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified page 71. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Winchester.
£60.00

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Charles I Period 'Civil War' Flintlock Musket Lead Holder & Flint 010817
Charles I 'Henrietta Maria' Pipe Tamper 013266

Rare Charles I 'Henrietta Maria' Pipe Tamper
Copper-alloy, 8.88 grams, 57.85 mm long. Pipe tamper; 17th century AD. Of cast form, with a central medallion depicting the bust of Charles I on one side and his queen, Henrietta Maria, on the other. Weakly cast and with several perforations but intact, a rare item.
£145.00

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Charles I 'Henrietta Maria' Pipe Tamper 013266


Musket & Cannon Shot

Musketeers
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.
Civil War Musket Shot [Group 1]

Civil War Musket Balls
Circa 1640's. Original large sized lead shot or 'musket balls' used by matchlock type muskets. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified, p. 69-72. Very fine condition. Provenance: found on a Charles I Civil war battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire.

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Civil War Musket Shot [Group 1]
Civil War Pistol Shot [Group 2]

Civil War Pistol Shot
Circa 1640's. Original small sized lead shot or 'musket balls' used by matchlock type pistols. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified, p. 69-72. Very fine condition. Provenance: found on a Charles I Civil war battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire.

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Civil War Pistol Shot [Group 2]
Musket Shot With Sprues [Group 3]

Musket Shot With Sprues
Circa 1640's. Original lead shot or 'musket balls' used by matchlock type muskets and pistols. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified, p. 69-72. Very fine condition. Provenance: found on a Charles I Civil war battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire.

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Musket Shot With Sprues [Group 3]
Impacted Pistol and Musket Shot [Group 4]

Impacted Pistol and Musket Shot
Circa 1640's. Original lead shot or 'musket balls' used by matchlock type muskets and pistols, but impacted on their target. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified, p. 69-72. Very fine condition. Provenance: found on a Charles I Civil war battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire.

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Impacted Pistol and Musket Shot [Group 4]
Chewed Pistol and Musket Shot [Group 5]

Chewed Pistol and Musket Shot
Circa 1640's. Original lead shot or 'musket balls' used by matchlock type muskets and pistols, but chewed to create a 'dumdum bullet'. Reference: Bailey, G. Finds Identified, p. 69-72. Very fine condition. Provenance: found on a Charles I Civil war battle site near Harston, Cambridgeshire.

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Chewed Pistol and Musket Shot [Group 5]


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