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Ambassadors and arms dealers in sixteenth-century Italy

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

In this talk, Dr Catherine Fletcher will explore the exponential rise in the production, sale and ownership of handguns in the first half of the sixteenth century. From a plot to smuggle gunpowder into Siena in wine barrels, to gun-toting Lutheran women in the Italian hills, this talk explores the challenge handguns posed for international relations.

Venue

The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Phone:
020 8876 3444
Website:
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk