Thursday, 28 April 2016

At Bolsover this weekend

Sunday 1 & Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2016 from 10.30am - 5pm
This May Bank Holiday (Sun 1 – Mon 2 May) English Heritage will be stepping back in time to the English Civil War and the siege of Bolsover Castle, with plenty of action as the Cavaliers go into combat with the Roundheads.
An event to catapult all the family into the awesome spectacle of a castle under attack, as visitors can witness the drama first-hand as the Siege unfolds throughout the day. Younger members of the family can take part in their own battle drills in the Children’s Arena, whilst history lovers can listen to a talk about the real siege in 1644 and the role of William Cavendish, presented by historian John Taylor.
Visitors can make their way through the siege lines and visit the attackers and the royalist defenders as they listen to period music and stories of the Civil War. Which side will they choose to support? The attacking force of the Parliamentarian roundheads fighting for Oliver Cromwell? Or the Royalist cavaliers defending Bolsover Castle in the name of William Cavendish, and King Charles I?
The Main Arena will have smoked filled battle displays as the outer walls of the Castle are attacked with sword, musket and pike. The Royalists will not sit back idly however…who will be victorious?
Where: Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire - S44 6PR
Prices (includes entry to Castle & Grounds): Adult £13.20 / Child £8.10 / Concession £11.60 / Family £34.50 / Members: Adult £3.00 / Child £2.00 / Concession £2.40 / Family £8.00

SYW French 40mm Moulds

Steve M has some interesting news for SYW fans. Prince August French. See the renders on the Lace Wars in Tin blog  here

Monday, 25 April 2016

Meulener, Pieter,

"A battle scene outside a village"

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Gloucester Roundhead Association March by Mike Reynolds

 A great time was had by all down at the Gloucester Docks. Mike Reynolds took these images.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

A London Fair c1730 by John Laguerre

Happy St George's Day

Pieter Meulener

 Wiki - 
'His battle scenes depict cavalry skirmishes, attacks on military convoys and on travellers, depicting those subjects from the Flemish side in the Eighty Years' War and the Thirty Years' War.[2][4] His preferred theme was cavalry engagements and his usual way of representing these was to place a dense cavalry skirmish in a certain area of the composition. Whereas some Flemish war artists such as Pieter Snayers painted battle scenes which depicted real battles in a topographical and analytical manner, Meulener only aimed to represent the battles in a general form.[5] His battle scenes show similarities with those of Sebastiaen Vrancx, the first Flemish artist to attempt this subject matter.[6] Some historians believe Meulener may have studied under Vrancx.'

Thursday, 21 April 2016