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Faversham Society Papers - Faversham's Gunpowder Industry - FREE DOWNLOAD

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Faversham may well have been the birthplace of the national gunpowder industry. This paper relates to the manufacturing history and its importance to the town from the 16th century.

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Faversham may well have been the birthplace of the national gunpowder industry. According to Edward Jacob, whose 'History of the Town and Port of Faversham' was published in 1774, the first gunpowder works in the town was established "in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, if not before her time".

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