Thursday 30 November 2023

Death of Charles XII 1718

Today in 1718 Charles XII was killed. also see Who shot Charles XII? A mystery solved here

Uniform worn by Charles XII in Frederikshall on 30 November 1718. Shown in The Royal Armoury in Stockholm.

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Rullion Green 1666

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

pic Jim Barton. 

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Schaumburg-Lippe troops recreated

 Webpage here

If you can read German there is the book online here Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischän Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps

Steinhude Pike - a submarine by Jakob Chrysostomus Praetorius

 While in the environs of Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg have a look at this early submarine. The Steinhuder Hecht.

Steinhuder Meer is a large lake with a fortress on it on an artificial island. Wilhelmstein. I visited it when I was a teenager. I did a German exchange (Bristol Hannover) and my hosts took me there. There is a model of the submarine there.

Karabinierkorps ( Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg)

 From the wiki

The Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Carabinier and Jäger Corps (abbreviated: Karabinierkorps) was formed in 1753 by Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg-Lippe (Bückeburg) as a light troop corps on horseback and foot. In the build-up phase, it consisted of 75 cavalry and 50 foot hunters.

Lippe-Bückeburg Carabinier in the Seven Years' War

In April 1757, a native of Poland, Herr von Monkewitz, took command of the Carbine Corps with the rank of cavalryman, which he held until the end of the seven-year-old War.

Truppen des Grafen Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe nach Jakob Chrysostomus Praetorius 1765

Schaumurg-Lippe Bückeburg troops by Knötel


Light Troops of the Seven Years War

 This looks great. I will possibly get this. Read the Blurb and register your interest here

If you are wondering what the cover depicts I asked editor Andrew and it's Schaumburg-Kills Bückeburg Jäger Corps. See Kronoskaf for this corps

Friday 24 November 2023


 Left to right Me, Boris Megorsky and Leroy. Boris would write the definitive book on the Russian army in the Great Northern war. See here

Out in December

 Details here

Thursday 23 November 2023

Avanpost GNW Swedish

 Here. These are the best GNW figures I have seen. I like the poses they are in too. My kind of animation.

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Monmouth Rebel

 Piotr Siwicki from Poland did this pic of a Rebel Scytheman. Based on the 1688 depiction byTaylor and other sources. I like it.

Sunday 12 November 2023

Siege of Schweidnitz 1757

 Today's anniversary. Also see here

Carl XII film (1925)


This was the most expensive Scandinavian film to date. Someone should make a film about this now - an epic life. 1925 film wiki


Saturday 11 November 2023

Russian Seven Years War

thanks to K. Kucharski for this. This was on my Seven Years War Living History Facebook page.


Wednesday 8 November 2023

Monday 6 November 2023

Swedish shirt m1757

Winstanley (1975)

 This film is reckoned by many to be the best film about the English Civil war. Wiki

Thanks to Andy for this post. 

Sunday 5 November 2023

The George Inn Norton St. Philip reopens

 After its refurbishment.

Pic is from here where there is a blog piece on the 12 oldest pubs in the U.K.

Friday 3 November 2023

Swedish shoes 1756

 Skor m/1756


Me And Marlborough [1935]

 A film that has Marlborough in. A comedy. Not bad. 

Blue Uniform Coat, Swedish, 1756

 ''Model for a coat for the infantry, pattern 1756. Sometimes called the ‘late Carolean uniform’, it is in fact entirely different from the earlier coats. It is cut on the straight of the grain. The fronts are nearly entirely straight. The skirts are short and sparse. The side seams are much further towards the back, creating a cylindrical, straight and narrow silhouette'' From here

Thursday 2 November 2023

The Battle of Poltava from the series CATHEDRAL (2021)