The Powder of Death, Hardback

The Powder of Death Hardback

Part of the The Moments of History Series series



The Powder of Death opens with a returned envoy to China meeting an English scholar in Oxford in the mid-13th century to share a deadly secret.

They vow that the knowledge of gunpowder must die with them as the consequences otherwise are too terrible to contemplate.

The novel tells the story of its re-discovery, one man's obsession with the powder of death, and Edward III's determination to use it to his advantage.

He does so at the Battle of Crecy, the first full-scale battle at which guns are deployed in the field.

The nature of warfare is changed forever, and the world hears the death-knell of Knightly chivalry.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
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  • Category: Historical adventure
  • ISBN: 9780749019303



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