Faculty Advisor

Forgeng, Jeffrey L.


The 17th century saw a great transition as gunpowder and firearms were being developed. This work researches the changes and trends set by the advancements of firearms, and the emergence of armies utilizing these firearms. Examination of sources from the 17th century, as well as inspection of artifacts dating from the 17th century housed in the Higgins armory, is presented within the work as well as an Internet site with an interactive feature highlighting regionally unique weapons and armor.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


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