Yesterday saw my usual guiding slot in Edinburgh. Again l was in rooms around the first third of the seventeenth century . When there are no visitors the NT has kindly left a file of information and academic papers to read and enhance knowledge of the time. So yesterday l read part of a will of trader who imported high end goods from around the world. What however caught my eye was the gunpowder left as part of his estate. It led me to wonder what he used it for- hunting for the pot, personal protection, for him on board his trading ship going around England and North Europe?As he was a Burgess would he be involved in Trained Bands? Lots of questions about gunpowder owning at this period not to mention firearms in society. Any thoughts, do share.