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Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies was a scholar of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge where he read history, before progressing to a career in teaching.   He has spent the last forty years mostly teaching medieval and Tudor history as well as leading a medieval/Tudor re-enactment group.  He has written extensively on a wide range of historical subjects both civilian and military, including a book on the navy in the reign of Henry VIII. Most recently he completed a title for Osprey, The Medieval Cannon 1326-1494.  He has extensive first-hand experience in the handling of weapons from slings to swords, pikes to trebuchets and bronze cannons to crossbows.  His latest project involved the design and casting of an octagonal bronze cannon barrel fitted with a matching field carriage, for his re-enactment group.  He has written about, conducted workshops and lectured on the understanding of the past through practical experience. He has followed the route of the First Crusade in an ancient ex-ambulance and has most recently completed a Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela on foot.  He brings a lifetime of practical and academic experience to the subject. providing newl insights into a topic which has often been little regarded.  

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