Brand new 3-part series. Dr Sam Willis traces the history of the weapons that have shaped Britain.
Part 3 'Rapid Fire' is on Thursday 19th January at 9pm on BBC Four. Catch up on iPlayer: http://drsamwill.is/Britain...
Episode 1: Cut & Thrust, Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain throughout the Middle Ages.
Episode 2: The Big Bang, Dr Sam Willis charts the impact of gunpowder on the battlefield, from cannons to the first handheld weapons.
Episode 3: Rapid Fire, In the concluding episode, Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain from 1800 to the First World War, looking at the drive to develop ever more precise weapons, from artillery shells to rifles to the Maxim machine gun.
More info. and watch online after broadcast: http://drsamwill.is/Britain...