Watch a musket fire in slow motion and learn all about becoming a 17th Century musketeer!

The regiment started 2015 with a bang as members spent the weekend training at a secret location just outside of Bradford in West Yorkshire – though the worst enemy they had to face was the gale force winds! It gave us the opportunity to blow away the cobwebs after a long off-season and for some of the junior members…

The English Civil War matchlock musket: cumbersome and inaccurate – but very deadly!

This is a matchlock musket. Doesn’t look like much? Well, technically it’s not – it’s essentially a tube with a small hole at one end and a big hole at the other. But this simple piece of steel and wood changed the face of warfare forever. The musket is quite a basic weapon, but the…