This book is about one of the world's greatest collections of iron guns..... This unique collection is a commendable achievement in itself, but it is also a most valuable contribution to the history of both naval guns, and those installed in shore defences in the 17th century --Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh
About the Author
Major Michael Hartland was born in India, educated in England and graduated from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1950 and was commissioned into the Wiltshire Regiment. He saw service in the Far East, Middle East, Mauritius and Guyana before retiring to the island of Grenada. In 1980 he and his family moved to Barbados where he was offered a Commission in the newly formed Defence Force. He retired in 1999. Since then he has arranged the Tours of the Garrison Historic Area and formed the National Armouries now internationally recognised as the finest collection of 17th centry English iron cannon to be found anywhere.