By Yuri - see more of his work here @yuyuroff
Sunday, 31 July 2022
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Friday, 29 July 2022
Today's anniversary is a French victory. Here
this one is most famous for the death of Irish hero Patrick Sarsfield.
Oh Patrick Sarsfield, Ireland's Wonder,
Who fought in the fields like any thunder,
One of King James's chief commanders,
Now lies the food of crows in Flanders
Thursday, 28 July 2022
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
We aresed to announce One King! from our Wargames Series is now available!
Monday, 25 July 2022
Sunday, 24 July 2022
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
The English Civil War returns to Chippenham as the Town plays host to the English Civil War Society and the town is returned to the dramatic Summer of 1643 when the Civil War raged across Wiltshire and the West Country.
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
The Battle of Kliszów (also spelled Klissow or Klezow) took place on July 19,[a] 1702, near Kliszów in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Great Northern War. A numerically superior Polish–Saxon army led by Augustus II the Strong, operating from an advantageous defensive position, was defeated by a Swedish army half its size under the command of King Charles XII.
|the Waldeck Park area of Maastricht - this is where D'Artagnan fell during the assault on the city in 1673.|
Facebook group here. It is the 350th anniversary of the Franco-Dutch war which also involved English participation.
''A group to discuss 1670s and 1680s-based Reenactment in the Netherlands. Bringing together Monmouth Rebellion re-enactors from the UK and 1670s re-enactors from NL.''
Volume 1: The Swedish Infantry & Artillery of the Great Northern War 1700-1721
This is a great book which I strongly recommend if you have an interest in uniformology and the early 18th century in particular. Ukrainian artist and author Sergey Shamenkov has put together an invaluable work on that famous and influential force, the Swedish army of Charles XII. Covering the period from the old uniform of 1687 to the new uniform of 1706 with variations in between it is well illustrated with paintings and artefacts throughout. Covering details like waistbelts, drums, cloaks you name it the material culture of the Swedish is laid in front of you in a way that is rare for a force of this era.
Friday, 15 July 2022
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Been looking for a 1680s pattern and this was recommended. Luckily my library has a copy as it is an expensive buy these days. Pat Poppy tipped me off to the clothes that the pattern was based on at the V&A here.
Deutliche Beschreibung Unterschiedener Fahnen-Lectionen : In Acht Spiel eingetheilet/ Nebst dem Piquen-Spiel/ Pertuisan und halben Piquen/ oder Jägerstock ... / Pasch, Johann Georg *1628-1678*. - Electronic ed.. - Hall in Sachsen : Oelschlegel, Permalink: http://diglib.hab.de/drucke/xb-4f-157/start.htm
The Battle of Roundway Down was fought on 13 July 1643 near Devizes, in Wiltshire during the First English Civil War. Despite being outnumbered and exhausted after riding overnight from Oxford, a Royalist cavalry force under Lord Wilmot won a crushing victory over the Parliamentarian Army of the West under Sir William Waller.
Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Friday, 8 July 2022
Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Tuesday, 5 July 2022
From the wiki The First English Civil War battle of Lansdowne, or Lansdown, was fought on 5 July 1643, at Lansdowne Hill, near Bath, Somerset, England. Although the Royalists under Lord Hopton forced the Parliamentarians under Sir William Waller to retreat from their hilltop position, they suffered so many casualties themselves and were left so disordered and short of ammunition that an injured Hopton was forced to retire.
|By Bath based artist S Beck|