Monday, May 28, 2018

Fact of the Day: King James Artillery

King James II of Scotland was an early adopter of artillery. But it would be his doom as he stood too close to a cannon and the force ended his life.  

12 comments:

Margaret D said...

Good grief - didn't know that.

Bob Bushell said...

Woops.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oops. My bad. So sorry.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, guess he should have let others test them out first

Anna-Alina said...

It's really awful!

Emmylou said...

Goodness! You'd think he'd have some sense to move a bit further!

Christine said...

How ironic.

Infidel753 said...

Well, it was a new weapon, at least in Europe. Not surprising that he didn't realize the implications of its power.

Anna and Klaudia said...

Interesting news ;)

Martha said...

Wow! That's awful.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I bet the gunner was punished severely, if he survived the blast.

Kirk said...

Be careful what you adopt.