Friday, 13 September 2019

Catherine the Great (2019) trailer 2

I don't really watch TV but I might give this a go. Not everybody is loving it though - Russians don't seem to like it but we will see.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Malplaquet 11 September 1709

 One of the bloodiest of modern times.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

1588 in 1988

When we were in the ECWS in 88 we did a few Armada themed things. We did a week at Basing which I have posted about before but we also did a beacon celebration on Westbury White Horse. My wife got rather good at doing ruffs. 

Monday, 9 September 2019

The English Civil War Recreated in Colour Photographs by Honeywell and Spear.

This came out in 1993 and is a little different being in colour. I picked my copy cheaply from Bridgwater museum. See here for some pics

The English Civil War - a living history - Paul Lewis Isemonger

Bought this book off Ebay for a few quid. It was first published in 1994 which was after my time but I do know quite a few depicted. It is all in black and white but it's very well done with brooding skies and brooding reenactors. Done in an informative manner under such subjects as surgeon, chaplain, ensign and so on. It captures the early 90s fashion in the Civil War scene well.

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Dumbarton's Sealed Knot 1985 pic by Kathryn Bailey

Blog piece on Charles XII

Mike Glasses is currently writing a military biography of Charles XII. On the Helion Blog. In it he discusses the issue surrounding such a task.