We Fired a Civil War Mortar at a Caravan | Featuring Tom Scott

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What happens when you fire a Civil War mortar at a caravan? We invited YouTuber Tom Scott to find out. The mortar used is a replica of Roaring Meg, which destroyed large parts of Goodrich Castle during the siege by Colonel Birch in 1646. An explosive iron shell hitting a caravan would surely cause devastation. But only if we could hit it... Visit Goodrich Castle to see the real Roaring Meg (and the damage she caused) for yourself: https://goo.gl/gi9LQp Join us in celebrating England's castles: https://goo.gl/RY31dT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://goo.gl/c5lVBJ FIND A PLACE TO VISIT: https://goo.gl/86w2F6 VISIT OUR BLOG: https://goo.gl/DumtLo LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://goo.gl/Un5F2X FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://goo.gl/p1EoGh FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://goo.gl/PFzmY5


MRKapcer13 : Haha until Tom mentioned it I hadn't realised that a caravan really is the British standard for destruction. Brainiac, Top Gear - all sorts of quintessentially British shows blowing up poor unexpecting caravans.

Wanda Pease : Let’s face it. The caravan won, you were just determined to blow something up.

Nik F : Tom Scott: Helping Jeremy Clarkson's crusade to blow up caravans since 2018

Janne Aalto : I almost fell off my chair laughing when I saw how the mortar balls bounced off the side :D

Jim Fortune : The old mortars were really designed for area bombardment. What you needed was a field full of caravans.

Mitchrils : English Heritage AND Tom Scott! That’s got my interest.

nekomatafuyu : Watching that, all I could think was "Tom Scott auditions for Top Gear" :)

Adam Mullarkey : I feel like an idiot.So, I was going to write a comment about how I was expecting it to be about the American civil war, and was thus surprised when Tom started the intro by talking about English heritage. So, I scrolled down, clicked on the comment box, and was about to start typing when I saw the name of the channel. The worst bit? I'm EnglishI guess I'm just used to the internet being all about America.

Tristan Morrow : Ah, _that_ civil war.

Ming Xiang : world of tanks should have the model of the caravan. it has amazing side armor stats, bounces round after round of mortar fire, way better then the maus super heavy tank. the caravan is super OP

currymonster 65 : Not just top gear who hates caravans

Nails Chrysanthemum : My parents crammed our family into a similar type of caravan and we traveled America for 3 weeks. This is to say -- thanks for blowing one up!

bellisperennis42 : @English Heritage: Thank you for this video, I enjoyed the information, the action & the determination to hit your target :-D But I miss the promised seamless montage of the cannonball being shot + hit the target + explode :'-(

Erin Lee : I see Tom Scott, I click on the video. Never thought I’d see Tom on this channel. I never thought I’d need this in my life until I watched the video. Well done!👍👍👍

RiccoKane : Fires it at 3:10 in slow mo. Starts firing it again for real at 4:44. Final shot at 6:02. Mortar Charge a 6:33.

Altoclarinets : Reminiscent of the "shelling a crab" joke from the Yorkshire Scouts episode of Citation Needed

QuincelSC : I came for the Tom Scott, but I stayed for the really interesting video. Thanks English Heritage!


Lar In Vermont : What did that poor caravan ever do to you?

John E : I hope you removed the toilet-waste tank from the caravan first.

Trenton Quarantino : It reminds me of an episode of Top Gear.

penguasakucing : That is a very crude-looking mortar. The bore doesnt look perfectly circular, and the barrel wall are thicker in some side and thinner in others. Is it deliberate because the original mortar was casted that way?

MrGregorychant : Tom Scott, mortar firing at a caravan and Ratatat music in the background makes for a great video.

ecoomber : Tom Scott is an excellent presenter.

Arda Drawing : Tom Scott? English Heritage? Together? THIS MUST BE HEAVEN

Laminated Samurai : I just came here for the caravan to be blown up. Learned some cool history in the meantime. And, let's face it, Tom tells a good story. Was not disappointed in any way. ^_^

Mattias Bengtsson : So, I subscribed to this channel yesterday, and the next day, you put up a video with one of my favourite YouTubers. The best kind of coincidence.

james0611847 : They were promptly arressted for possessing something resembling a firemarm.

Veni_Vidi_Vortice : Best enjoyed while drinking a bottle of Roaring Meg wine from Central Otago in New Zealand.

Dee-Anne Gordon : Explosions and Tom Scott! Perfect.

Ferrariman601 : Holy mother of collateral damage!

TorrentKatten : GoPro, mortar and explosion survival. Checked!

William Davies : I love the full disclosure. Doesn't detract anything, still very cool. Thank you. And thank you for looking after our nation's treasures. Nice one Tom, a nice surprise to see you.

Richard Au : the lamest video i saw in ALL of august 2018 top contender for all of 2018

danner253 : Oh my god, what a cross over!

ThirdDegreeWitch Explores : At last ! a genuine use for the dreaded tin tent , repeat this experiment till you run out of tin tents ………. BLISS

Touno : The music at the beginning of the video is by Ratatat and is called Loud Pipes.

Chastity Marks : I loved every single minute of it! Thank you so much!

dannypeck666 : before i watch the video. english heritage AND tom scott? liked!

Monty Python the Flying Circus : Those ex Top Gear (now The Grand Tour) lads of Clarkson, Hammond and May would be laughing so much watching the way that caravan got destroyed..... and 6:35 as Clarkson would say “1 times caravan destroyed....”

3 Toe Pete : Oh, "English Civil War", got confused for a moment.

radry100 : Caravan is stronger than a stone castle.

JPStudios : *Phil Swift: THATS A LOT OF DAMAGE*

Joseph Groves : I've been to that castle! The view was amazing

CD : Smashing! ⚫

Kilikus : 4:54 Someone commission that vessel into the United States Navy immediately.

Ed P : Tom Scott AND English Heritage combined? I'm in heaven.

JustCoNa : i hope the caravan is okay xox

oddballlw : Top Gear reference YAY!