Some old footage of the Sealed Knot back in its infancy (July1969).
Today's anniversary. Wiki. Also see below a Pdf in Danish on the battle.
Details here. Incidentally the cover image is the Royal English Regiment in 1673.
It is hard to find much out about this. Pomeranian War
Thanks to Andy for this. For his history of Devereux's regiment. Sedgemoor tercentenary. I wasn't in it then I joined later that summer. ECWS did it. There was a reconstructed hamlet and a daily arena display. If you want to see photos go here
Today's anniversary. Wiki
Do you remember this tv movie? Has Michael York as Charles II and has others like Oliver Reed and a young Hugh Grant. Wiki. It is based on a novel by Barbara Cartland. But if you have a fascination with bad movies it is in full on Youtube here
Pierre-Louis Coudray discusses the inspiration behind his book More Furies than men. Here
Article by Wargames Illustrated on the army of Charles XII owned by Charles Singleton. 28mm. It's a great piece. On YouTube
The new historical novel from Philippa Gregory, the Number One bestselling author of Tidelands and Dark Tides.
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Dawnlands will be out on 8 November 2022.
A successful 17th century event in the Netherlands. There are lessons to be learned from this event. Popular with UK reenactor too.
Stars Eva Green.
This classic work has been reprinted many times but originally came out in 1974.
watch a clip from the 1933 movie Choral Von Leuthen
"Hello friends!))I present a figurine of an English Grenadier Guard during the War of the Spanish Succession.The figure is made for the company Troop54 on a scale of 75 mm (1/22). The musket is the work of 3D master Oleg Derbasov."
Interesting article about Buccaneer and Pirate warfare in the age of Louis XIV.
Soldier, Compagnies franches de la Marine of the Islands, 1675-76 Patrice Courcelle
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If you have never read this book by Christopher Duffy I will humbly suggest you give it a read. As you can see it is available as a budget paperback so it can be acquired cheaply but that doesn't reflect the contents which are first rate. It first came out in 1987 and it's been one of my favourite books of any subject since then. It will give you an insight into the world of the Prussians and their contemporaries in a way that will enlighten you as it busts several myths such as the tyrannical drill instructor or the inept aristocratic officer. It is simply the best.
Veteran author of the Seven Years War and Jacobite Rebellion and all round very knowledgeable chap has passed away. Wiki
Today's anniversary is this battle of the Thirty Years War.
|Artwork by Serge Shamenkov for a forthcoming Helion book on the Battle of Lützen.|
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Monmouth period fiction. There seems to be a lot of books aimed at the younger reader about the Rebellion around 1900. Not complaining though.
Prince William of Orange (as he then was) wears a buff coat, a gold-fringed red sash and the ribbon and Star of the Garter. The horse is wearing a blue shabracque, or blanket, with the Orange arms in gold, and stands looking towards Torbay. The portrait dominates an image showing William's landing in Torbay on 5 November 1688 with 14,000 troops for the invasion of England.
I loved this. Had the novelisation. Big influence on my interest in the Monmouth episode. Filmed in Somerset. You can get this series on DVD but the quality is not brilliant.
'Pretenders' premiered on 27th February 1972. The series was produced by HTV for the ITV network.
|Burrow Mump Taken by @usasjd 👌 Featured on the BBC West Instagram account.|
Interesting sieges in the Civil war. Wiki here
On the Monmouth Rebellion trail. Pics by my sister. The visitor's centre at Westonzoyland church is worth a visit if you are interested. Prisoners were confined there after the battle.
|Taunton the town where Monmouth was crowned|
|Art in the Westonzoyland church which houses the centre. Prisoners were kept in the church after the battle|