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.
The spellbinding Fairmile series continues as the fiercely independent Alinor and her family find themselves entangled in palace intrigue, political upheaval, and life-changing secrets in seventeenth-century England.
It is 1685, England is on the brink of a renewed civil war against the Stuart kings and many families are bitterly divided. Ned Ferryman cannot persuade his sister Alinor that he is right to return from America with his Pokanoket servant Rowan to join the rebel army. Instead, Alinor has been coaxed by the manipulative Livia to save the queen from the coming siege. The rewards are life-changing: the family could return to their beloved Tidelands, and Alinor could rule where she was once lower than a servant.
Alinor’s son, Rob, is determined to stay clear of the war, but when he and his nephew set out to free Ned from execution for treason and Rowan from a convict deportation to Barbados, they find themselves enmeshed in the creation of an imposter Prince of Wales – a surrogate baby to the queen.
From the last battle in the desolate Somerset Levels to the hidden caves on the slave island of Barbados, this third volume of an epic story follows a family from one end of the empire to another, to find a new dawn in a world which is opening up before them with greater rewards and dangers than ever before.
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."