Thursday, 30 July 2015

Dutch infantry from the Royal Collection

from here 
thanks to Wienand Drenth for finding this. 


A drawing of four soldiers, facing front, similarly clad in brownish-grey coats, cuffs and woollen stockings, but with different hats. They all bear their guns on their shoulders. Inscribed, verso: A. Van Everding / 10 Novr 1777. The old attribution to Allart van Everdingen was based on the inscription on the verso, however the soldiers' equipment indicates that the drawing was executed after his death in 1675, and probably dates from the early years of the eighteenth century.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Todays anniversary - wiki here

Soldiers of Killiecrankie - a lovely day out in Perthshire

Brampton Bryan

All are welcome to the English Civil War Society's 2015 re-enactment of the 1643 - 44 siege of Brampton Bryan castle, at Aardvark Books, 15-16th August 2015! Adult entry £2, under-16s Free. Come and see pike actions, cannon, muskets, cavalry, living history village, 17th century letterpress printing by Press Genepy, and the story of Brilliana Harley's brave defence of the castle against Royalist forces.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Killiecrankie reenacted

Well done to all those who took part - more photos here
and here at the event FB page

Friday, 24 July 2015


This weekend in Scotland there is an event 'Soldiers of Killiecrankie. If you are in the area why not visit?

Thursday, 23 July 2015


NEW from Partizan Press SCOTS ARMIES OF THE GREAT REBELLION by Stuart Reid, £29.50