Friday 25 April 2014

Almansa 1707

This battle of the War of Spanish Succession took place today 1707. Wiki here. Down in Spain they are reenacting it this weekend so if you are in the area try to catch it

Friday 18 April 2014

Skirmish between British and French cavalry c1760

By David Morier. Here for a zoomable version. 
For a FB page dedicated to the living history of the SYW -

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Edinburgh City Guard

As its Culloden day I thought I'd feature a North of the Border group and this one looks definitely worth checking out. Website here


Fought today 1746.
Wiki here

Sunday 13 April 2014

The Bivouac (1710)

By Watteau. From here
Another of Watteau's military paintings is here

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Lt Col John Churchill voices his concerns to Monmouth after the Battle of Enzheim, 1674

Tis the Rebel Duke's birthday so an excuse to show a clip from the famous tv series on the Duke of Marlborough

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Camp followers

Title Soldiers and Camp Followers Resting from a March
Date circa