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
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 18/08/2016
- ISBN: 9780749019303