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HoS Advent Calendar 2016

Making Saltpeter in the 1690s

In the late 17th century Allain Mallet published a three volume work Les Travaux de Mars, ou l’Art de la Guerre,[1] illustrated with dozens of engravings showing all aspects of warfare. He includes chapters on different fortress designs, the benefits and drawbacks to them, and their construction. There are chapters on encampments and engagements. Chapters […]