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Review: The New Tudor and Stuart Seafarers Gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

A disclaimer: this post has been written and posted rather more rapidly than usual, as it was only yesterday evening (19 September) that I went with the ‘LadyQJ’ of my Twitter feed (aka Wendy) to the launch event for the four new permanent...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Sep 2018

Landguard Fort Book

Thanks to a tip-off from Alan I bought this book off Amazon - it was only a quid - and it is very detailed - a must read if you like the period.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 8 Jul 2017

Memorial Portrait of Moses ter Borch, Gerard ter Borch (II), 1667 - 1669

Killed at Landguard Fort 350 years ago tomorrow these images show the appearance of a young Dutch officeroil on canvas, h 76.2cm × w 56.5cm. More details The two painters produced this portrait to commemorate...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 1 Jul 2017

Lord High Admiral's Regiment by Ralph Mitchard

2nd July 1667 Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment - defence of Landguard Fort 350 years ago tomorrow.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 1 Jul 2017

Admiral: Compress and Conflate

Long-term readers of this blog will know that I’ve been quite excited about the prospect of a film set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Dutch wars, ever since it first came onto my radar. It premiered in the Netherlands at the beginning of the...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Aug 2015

The Shortening of Sail After the Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665

To mark the 350th anniversary of the battle, I’ve been tweeting the key events at the appropriate times during the day. However, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the battle doesn’t lend itself readily to Twitter. After destroying the...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 3 Jun 2015

The Film and the Facts: About the Movie Michiel de Ruyter

I’m delighted to welcome a distinguished guest blogger this week, to bring relief from the recent overdose of politics! Gijs Rommelse is one of the pre-eminent Dutch maritime and political historians of the early modern period, being the author...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 11 May 2015

Texel 341, Part 2

And now for Part 2 of my account of the Battle of the Texel/Kijkduin, 11/21 August 1673…the same caveats apply as last week! *** Ironically, one aspect of the original strategy agreed by Charles and Rupert before the fleet sailed in July worked...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 18 Aug 2014

Texel 341, Part 1

Today, 11 August 2014, marks the 341st anniversary of the sea battle known in Britain as the Battle of the Texel and in the Netherlands as the Battle of Kijkduin. (The date was 21 August on the calendar then in use in the Netherlands.) This proved to...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 11 Aug 2014

Lt Col John Churchill voices his concerns to Monmouth after the Battle of Enzheim, 1674

Tis the Rebel Duke's birthday so an excuse to show a clip from the famous tv series on the Duke of Marlborough
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Apr 2014

Endless Poetry

‘…this damned war: the mud, the noise, the endless poetry.’¬† (Lord Flashheart,¬†Blackadder Goes Forth) There are very, very few similarities between the First World War and the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-7). One of them, arguably,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 18 Feb 2013

More Lord High Admiral's Regiment

Grenadier, musketeer, and officer of the new Duke of Albany's or Lord High Admiral's Maritime Regiment of Foot, set up by order of king Charles II.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 10 Dec 2012

Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment 1665

By Rob Chapman - from the Anglo-Dutch war.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 10 Dec 2012

The All Saints Flood of 1570

 Drawing: Hans Moser, Scheldt Flood, 1570(wiki)As we look at the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast USA his week, here's a reminder of a devastating 16thC flood in Holland which took place this week in 1570.  This was...

John Churchill

Following on the post from Bill here's the image I think Steve Saleh used for his personality figure.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 31 Aug 2012

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