Sunday 27 August 2023

Tuesday 22 August 2023

The Perpetual Almanack of Folklore by Charles Kightly


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.

Commotion Times in Cornwall

 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.

Friday 18 August 2023

Sunday 13 August 2023

Battle of Blenheim 1704

 Today's anniversary. Wiki. Picture from here

Saturday 12 August 2023

Kunersdorf 1759

 Anniversary today of this famous battle.

Tuesday 8 August 2023

The 1685 Society at Lyme in the Times 1999.

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.

Monday 7 August 2023

Friday 4 August 2023

The Battle of Norton Saint Philip 1685

 One of my favourite battles. The Wikipedia page on it is very good indeed. See it here

Sydney R. Jones did the picture
There is a good one on the battle of Bridport too. Here

Thursday 3 August 2023

Second Nördlingen (1645)


Today's anniversary is this French victory.

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Army on the march

 Anyone know who painted this? Googling it it says that it depicts a French column in the Reapers' war

I have found out. Thanks to Alejandro Sgb.  "It is a painting made by Marek Szysko. It appears in a Spanish history magazine called DESPERTA FERRO Historia Moderna. More specifically in number 61 "La guerra de los Segadores II. Cataluña entre España y Francia"

Found this

The battle of Lutterberg 1758

Minden 1759


Today's anniversary. Here