Littlecote: The English Civil War Armoury


The Littlecote House armoury is the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil Wars. This volume contains a history of the armoury and an account of how the collection, threatened by dispersion at auction, was saved for the British nation in the 1980s. It includes a full catalogue of the contents of the armoury, featuring the single most important group of mid-17th century English military guns in existence and the largest surviving group of buff leather equipment in the world.


  • The only published catalogue of the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil Wars
  • Authors are international experts on European firearms and armour
  • Key audience will be international firearms, edged weapons and armour specialists
  • Ideal for students and researchers of seventeenth-century Britain

Authors: Thom Richardson and Graeme Rimer

Imprint: Trustees of the Royal Armouries

Date of publication:

ISBN: 978 0 94809 268 8

Trim size: 275x218mm

Extent: 368pp

Binding style: Hardback

Details of illustration: 400 Black and White Illustrations

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