BLACK POWDER: THE GUNPOWDER STORY

Field of Cloth of Gold, Sun 1st July 16:00 - 16:30 (30 mins)

What is gunpowder? And how is it made? In this event we will be making gunpowder on the spot and showing how it changed with the arrival of the ‘corning’ process. From its birth in China in the 9th Century to the 17th Century, this will include plenty of demonstrations of burning rates and also live firing. Boom!