The Sinews of War by Howard Simmons, 17 April 2023

Hounslow sword given to Duke of Gloucester, 1932

The Sinews of War – Benjamin Stone and the Hounslow Sword Factory

A joint event with the Hounslow & District History Society, 7.30 pm, 17 April 2023

This illustrated talk will be given by Howard Simmons, a member of both local history societies and also of the Arms and Armour Society and the Company of Military Historians. It is a 17th century story about an entrepreneurial cutler who became sword-maker to King James I. He established Hounslow Heath as a centre of weapons manufacture for the Royalist armies of King Charles I and then for Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarian armies during the Civil Wars.

There is no charge to join this event but please reserve your place via Ticket Tailor here

Your ticket will provide the Zoom joining details.

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