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Henry VIII enjoyed unusual weaponry. Illustrated are some that combined a firearm with a staff (sometimes this would also be with a sword). He also brought a number of gun shields, although these did not appear to have worked well as either a gun or a shield. The Mace (around 1547) known as the 'Holy water sprinkler' had a gun barrel fitted at the foot of the haft. The grim name was a joke based on a vessel used in church ceremonies. The gun and tuck is a sword with a gun barrel included from around 1520.

5th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl

Geography, History

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