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Strelets 1/72 WSS

 While on the subject of WSS I thought it might be useful to look at this range so far. I must admit I like them but I haven't managed to paint my set yet.See some painted WSS Strelets-r here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Sep 2020

Simon Patrick, Advice to a Friend (1673)

There have been already a number of posts relating to examples of dual book ownership, or at least the discovery of multiple inscriptions that contain one female reader. Among them are spousal inscriptions such as Thomas and Isabella Hervey, as well as...

Nigel Billington's WSS Warlord 28mms

 Thanks to Nigel for these. He says on the Wargaming the WSS facebook group'28mm WSS: British 2nd Foot The Queen Dowager's Regiment and Danish Regiment FynskeI bought some boxes of WSS plastics from Warlord Games recently and they are lovely figures,...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Sep 2020

Close Fire and European Order

 Interesting looking set of rules by the author of the Malplaquet Osprey. Based on the old rules 'Loose files and American scramble' which I remember being fun. Read about them hereDownload for free here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 Sep 2020

Malplaquet 1709 Osprey

 Article here on the bloodiest battle of the Eighteenth century.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Sep 2020

Battle of Malplaquet 1709

 The Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene Entering the French Entrenchments, Louis LaguerreToday's anniversary is Marlborough's and Eugene's phyrric victory in France. WikiBattle of Maplaquet by Louis Laguerre
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Sep 2020

Siege of Barcelona (1713–14)

 Tomorrow (11th) is the anniversary of the end of the siege of Barcelona so I thought I would post this pic. Worth looking at enlarged.The assault on the main body of the place (Asalto general del 11 de septiembre de 1714)
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 10 Sep 2020

From the mundane to the philosophical: topic-modelling Voltaire and Rousseau’s correspondence

Voltaire and Rousseau’s correspondence are two fascinating collections which have perhaps not received the amount of attention than they could have due to the nature of these texts. Written over five decades, these letters cover a wide range of...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Sep 2020

Jean Dubreuil, La perspective pratique, vol. I (1663)

By Leo Cadogan This post concerns a now-sad copy, with a board detached, of volume one (of three) of a heavily illustrated manual on practical perspective, intended for painters, engravers and others in the design trades. It was inscribed...

Edmund Spenser, The Fairie Queene (1596)

By Alison Fraser While Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene was written for Queen Elizabeth I, the epic was meant for female readership beyond Elizabeth and offered early modern women “a remarkable degree of interpretive agency,”...

Jane Austen’s Letter to her Sister Cassandra About a Ball in 1798

“You deserve a longer letter than this, but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve…” – Jane Austen Introduction: In August, 1798, Rev George and Mrs. Austen and their daughters Cassandra and Jane...
From: Jane Austen's World on 31 Aug 2020

Mrs. Johnston, 18th Century Glass Artist

 Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 28 Aug 2020

How Robert Southey avoided getting “Cancelled”

By Stephen Basdeo The following is an adaptation of some of the material in my book The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018). You’re an up-and-coming writer, artist, musician, or actor. Things are going well until someone uncovers...

18th Century Boat Replica From Russia Stops in Sault Ste. Marie
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Aug 2020

“The Riot is Only in Your Own Brain”

Was the riot mentioned in Northanger Abbey based on a real uprising? Or was it only in Eleanor's brain, as her brother Henry Tilney claimed?
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Aug 2020

Battle of Saragossa 171

 Today's anniversary. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 20 Aug 2020

Blenheim 1704

 Today's anniversary. Pics by Richard Scollins. Wiki on the battle.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Aug 2020

Museum of English Rural Life.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Aug 2020

Free thinking in secret

We all have secret thoughts which are occasionally betrayed by an unexpected gesture, an uncontrolled facial expression, a peculiar lapsus… which express at an awkward moment precisely what we wanted, or were supposed, to hide. All the secret services...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Aug 2020

The Works of Shakespear in Nine Volumes with a Glossary. Carefully Printed from the Oxford Edition in Quarto, 1744 (1747)

By M. L. Stapleton I collect eighteenth-century Shakespeare editions, an outgrowth of my scholarship in this area, which in turn originated from my work as editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare Julius Caesar.  I recently...

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