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History of Gunpowder - Inventors - About.com
Chinese taoist alchemists were the major force behind the early invention of gunpowder. Emperor Wu Di (156-87 B.C.) of the Han dynasty financed research  ...
http://inventors.about.com/od/chineseinventors/a/gunpowder.htm
Early Rockets and Gunpowder - How Fireworks Work - Inventors
Developed by the ancient Chinese - fireworks are the oldest form of rockets and the most simplistic model of a rocket powered by gunpowder.
http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/SolidPropellant_3.htm
The History of Early Fireworks and Fire Arrows - Inventors - About.com
In the first century A.D., the Chinese reportedly had a simple form of gunpowder made from saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal dust. To create explosions during ...
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blrockethistory.htm
Gunpowder Facts, History and Description - Chemistry - About.com
Gunpowder or black powder is of great historical importance in chemistry. Although it can explode, its principal use is as a propellant. Gunpowder was invented ...
http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemistry/a/gunpowder.htm
Chemical Composition of Black Powder or Gunpowder - Chemistry
The composition of black powder or gunpowder is not set. In fact, several different compositions have been used throughout history. Here's a look at some of the ...
http://chemistry.about.com/od/fireworkspyrotechnics/a/black-powder-composition.htm
Gunpowder | Chinese Inventions - Asian History - About.com
Few substances in history have had as profound an effect on human history as gunpowder... and its discovery was an accident! Ancient alchemists in China ...
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/asianinventions/a/InventGunpowder.htm
Guy Fawkes and the The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - European History
The Gunpowder Plot was an attempt to kill King James I of England, his wife and elder son, much of his court and most of his government by detonating ...
http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/ukandireland/a/gunpowderindex.htm
The Gunpowder Empires: Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal
The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal dynasties established control over Turkey, Iran, and India respectively, in large part due to a Chinese invention - gunpowder .
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/warsinasia/tp/The-Gunpowder-Empires.htm
Was the Gunpowder Plot Terrorism? - European History - About.com
Over the past few years it has become almost impossible to find an article or television show about the Gunpowder Plot which doesn't mention terrorism. Indeed ...
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The Background to the Gunpowder Plot
The Gunpowder Plot was considered remarkable and especially horrific by contemporaries, but not because it intended to kill the monarch: many other plotters ...
http://europeanhistory.about.com/od/ukandireland/a/aagpbackground.htm
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