I used to have booklet A5 on this subject but I can't find it anywhere now. But there is an interesting book on this subject. In German. See about it here
Sunday, 17 September 2023
This looks good. I shall have to get it. Review hereIn the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major ports and estuaries. Aided by excellent illustrations, Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable medieval castle designs, to the low, sturdy stone fortresses inspired by European ideas. He explains the scientific care taken to select sites for these castles, and the transition from medieval to modern in this last surge of English castle construction.
Thursday, 14 September 2023
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Sunday, 3 September 2023
My old E.C.W.S group Devereux's were in their spiritual home Malmesbury in Wiltshire last evening. Next year the Roundhead regiment is 50 years old and are commemorating it with a book detailing their activities to date. Photo Jackie Peel.
Saturday, 2 September 2023
This looks interesting.
The poor soldier Ludvig Kahlen arrives in 1755 on the barren Jutland heath with a single goal: to follow the king's call to cultivate the land and thereby achieve wealth and honor himself. But Kahlen quickly makes an enemy. The merciless landowner, Frederik De Schinkel, who is sole ruler of the area, believes that the heath belongs to him and not the king. When De Schinkel's serf runs away with his wife Ann Barbara and seeks refuge with Kahlen, the landowner does everything to drive Kahlen away and at the same time exact a cruel revenge. Kahlen does not bow, but stubbornly takes up the unequal battle and now risks both his life, but also the bond with the small, troubled family that has arisen around him on the heath.
Sunday, 27 August 2023
Tuesday, 22 August 2023
This book was recommended by Steve Stanley. Only £1.17 for a hardback on Amazon.
Charles Kightly was a reenactment Roundhead Lord General I believe but before my time.
This almanack provides an entry for each day of the year, featuring farming and gardening tips, recipes, herbal remedies, church festivals and saints' days.
This coming Bank Holiday Weekend, 26-28 August, Commotion Times will be returning to the Gildhouse in the sleepy Cornish village of Poundstock, near Bude, and giving a glimpse into life in 1549, the year the men of the parish marched off to fight against the government and the introduction of the new Book of Common Prayer.
Come and see us from 11-4 at this fantastic FREE event.
Tuesday, 15 August 2023
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Tuesday, 8 August 2023
We were doing it for the BBC but we rang up the local paper to see if they wanted to cover it and thought nothing more about it. He must have had contacts for further afield as it appeared in the next days Times on the back page.
Sunday, 6 August 2023
Thanks to Ian. Read it here
Friday, 4 August 2023
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Tuesday, 1 August 2023
Anyone know who painted this? Googling it it says that it depicts a French column in the Reapers' war.
Sunday, 30 July 2023
Saturday, 29 July 2023
Thursday, 27 July 2023
All the parts are played by J. Orlandini.
Monday, 24 July 2023
Photo by Christin U Sven. Excellent reconstruction.
Sunday, 23 July 2023
Novel by Thackeray. Wiki here. About a colonel in Queen Anne's service written by the man who wrote Barry Lyndon. Read it free here at Project Gutenberg. I have it in the edition illustrated. Good historical fiction. Audio book here