Channel 4 TV - The English Civil War and Oxford.

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Pity the Parliamentary re-enactor is a complete knob.
 

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'The musket was a revolutionary game-changer'

Either he or the programme-makers (more likely) have cheerfully ignored 200+ years of pre-1600's firearm technology.....and the fact that Germany had been literally reduced to the stone age after Thirty Years War.
( In which one of the leading Royalist Commanders, Ralph Hopton, had served.)

The longbow ceased to be the primary arm in 1500's.

Interesting point about majority of casualties dying from wound infection....that didn't change till around 1917.

Civil War battlefield medicine must have been .....just awful.

Doc Roberts might have a nice arse - but she's no TV airhead:

After graduating in 1997, Roberts worked as a junior doctor with the National Health Service in South Wales for eighteen months. In 1998 she left clinical medicine and worked as an anatomy demonstrator at the University of Bristol, becoming a lecturer there in 1999.[3][6][12]

Roberts spent seven years working part-time on her PhD in paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient human remains, receiving the degree in 2008.[3][6][13] She was a senior teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, where her main roles were teaching clinical anatomy, embryology and physical anthropology, as well as researching osteoarchaeology and paleopathology.[6][9][14] She stated in 2009 that she was working towards becoming a professor of anatomy.[15]

In 2009, she co-presented modules for the Beating Bipolar programme, the first internet-based education treatment for patients with bipolar depression, trialled by Cardiff University researchers.[16]

From August 2009 until January 2012, Roberts was a visiting fellow in both the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Department of Anatomy of the University of Bristol.[9][17][18] From 2009 to 2016 Roberts was Director of Anatomy at the NHS Severn Deanery School of Surgery[11] and also an honorary fellow at Hull York Medical School.[19][20]

In February 2012, Roberts was appointed the University of Birmingham's first professor of public engagement in science.[21][22][23]

Roberts has been a member of the advisory board of Cheltenham Science Festival for ten years and from 2018 is a member of the Advisory Board of the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.[24]

Writing in the i newspaper in 2016, Roberts dismissed the aquatic ape hypothesis (AAH) as a distraction "from the emerging story of human evolution that is more interesting and complex", adding that AAH has become "a theory of everything" that is simultaneously "too extravagant and too simple". She concluded by saying that "science is about evidence, not wishful thinking".[25][26]


Every day a kollidge day....the corvée imposed on all citizens of Oxford between ages 16-60 to build fortifications.
 
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He has ignored 200 years of pre-1600's firearm technology.....and the fact that Germany had been literally reduced to the stone age after Thirty Years War.

Interesting point about majority of casualties dying from wound infection....that didn't change till around 1917.

Civil War battlefield medicine must have been .....just awful.

Doc Roberts might have a nice arsse - but she's no TV airhead:

After graduating in 1997, Roberts worked as a junior doctor with the National Health Service in South Wales for eighteen months. In 1998 she left clinical medicine and worked as an anatomy demonstrator at the University of Bristol, becoming a lecturer there in 1999.[3][6][12]

Roberts spent seven years working part-time on her PhD in paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient human remains, receiving the degree in 2008.[3][6][13] She was a senior teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, where her main roles were teaching clinical anatomy, embryology and physical anthropology, as well as researching osteoarchaeology and paleopathology.[6][9][14] She stated in 2009 that she was working towards becoming a professor of anatomy.[15]

In 2009, she co-presented modules for the Beating Bipolar programme, the first internet-based education treatment for patients with bipolar depression, trialled by Cardiff University researchers.[16]

From August 2009 until January 2012, Roberts was a visiting fellow in both the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Department of Anatomy of the University of Bristol.[9][17][18] From 2009 to 2016 Roberts was Director of Anatomy at the NHS Severn Deanery School of Surgery[11] and also an honorary fellow at Hull York Medical School.[19][20]

In February 2012, Roberts was appointed the University of Birmingham's first professor of public engagement in science.[21][22][23]

Roberts has been a member of the advisory board of Cheltenham Science Festival for ten years and from 2018 is a member of the Advisory Board of the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.[24]

Writing in the i newspaper in 2016, Roberts dismissed the aquatic ape hypothesis (AAH) as a distraction "from the emerging story of human evolution that is more interesting and complex", adding that AAH has become "a theory of everything" that is simultaneously "too extravagant and too simple". She concluded by saying that "science is about evidence, not wishful thinking".[25][26]
Unfortunately, she's doing her bank balance, rather than her academic reputation, good with this one. It's a stinker.
 

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I have an interest in the period - specifically the Civil War in Cornwall.

A Cornish ancestor emigrated to Massachusetts in 1658. Interesting time.

The West Country was typically Royalist. Cornwall in the English Civil War - Wikipedia

1658 was the year Old Nol died.

I suspect young Tobias was actually a <spit> Cornish Parliamentarian. When Cromwell croaked he legged it.

( On the other hand he may have just been missing Christmas, playing cards and dancing - all outlawed under the poxy English Republic)
 
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endure

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'The musket was a revolutionary game-changer'

Either he or the programme-makers (more likely) have cheerfully ignored 200+ years of pre-1600's firearm technology.....and the fact that Germany had been literally reduced to the stone age after Thirty Years War.

The longbow ceased to be the primary arm in 1500's.

Interesting point about majority of casualties dying from wound infection....that didn't change till around 1917.
Michael Moseley was making the same point in 'Pain, Pus and Poison'. On BBC4 at the moment. First two episodes on Iplayer only for the next 3-4 weeks thouight

 
Sir Bevil Grenville would not have been amused.
 
He (and I) were talking about dying from infection rather than crossbows...
And infect didn't happen from wounds caused by weapons other than matchlocks?
 

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Michael Moseley was making the same point in 'Pain, Pus and Poison'. On BBC4 at the moment. First two episodes on Iplayer only for the next 3-4 weeks though

I spent ten days in Michael Mosley's company , filming a BBC documentary called 'Frontline Medicine'.

The central thrust was to show how, throughout the history of medicine , new advances have been driven by military experience.

Eg: the use of the the Op Herrick single-use tourniquet, now used by a number of Ambulance services throughout UK.

Prior to Telic and Herrick, use of tourniquets in civilian Emergency Medicine had been in abeyance.
 

endure

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And infect didn't happen from wounds caused by weapons other than matchlocks?

If you want an argument I'm afraid you'll have to look for someone else to humour you. I was just pointing out some TV programmes that deal with infection in case anyone was interested. Byeeee!
 
Prior to Telic and Herrick, use of tourniquets in civilian Emergency Medicine had been in abeyance.
... because we'd all been told by the 'medical experts' that torniquets, known to man for centuries, were 'bad'.
 

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Mods - plse feel free to merge with earlier thread 'The English Civil War' if you need to.
 

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The Force was definitely not with Charles Stuart .
 

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