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The sportsman’s evening brush

Title: The sportsman’s evening brush : consisting of the best and most approved songs, of the chace ; … calculated to give sporting a zest … : To which is added, The sportsman’s toast assistant, or President’s sentimental guide. (Entirely new)....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jun 2022

The Siege of Loyalty House by Jessie Childs

“There is nothing that doth more advance and sour a man’s misery”, the eulogist said at the funeral of Sir Marmaduke Rawdon in April 1646, “than this one thought and apprehension: that he was once happy.” Before the outbreak of the English civil...
From: Mathew Lyons on 22 Jun 2022

Marston Moor Event

 Saturday 2nd July 2022"The Battle of Marston Moor 1644"Event at St Helen's Church, Bilton in Ainsty YO26 7NLA display and events to commemorate the 378th anniversary of the battle of Marston Moor, includes a talk at 2pm by Louise Whittaker from the...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 21 Jun 2022

Landmark Lineage

I’ve been obsessed with the work “landmark” ever since the Samantha statue incident of last week: a succession of news stories in the days following reported the vandalism inflicted on this famous Salem “landmark” and each time I heard or...
From: streets of salem on 16 Jun 2022

The fair stationer in Hyde Park 178

“View of a row of tents and temporary shelters, one with the sign “Lloyds Coffee House”, a group of four ladies outside, in foreground to right four children play, trees in background on left, a building in distance on right.”–British Museum...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2022

Steel Fist 15mm ECW personalities

 Good to see the research for these figures. – Steel Fist Miniatures
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Jun 2022

Putting his foot in it

“A Portuguese soldier and a British soldier, facing each other, co-operatively seize Ferdinand VII, who is putting his left foot across a line dividing Spain (right) from Portugal. Each holds a musket without bayonet. The Englishman’s right hand is...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 May 2022

Naseby weekend

 Info here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 May 2022

The Siege of Loyalty House

 'Extraordinary, thrilling, immersive... at times almost Tolstoyan in its emotional intelligence and literary power' Simon SchamaIt was a time of climate change and colonialism, puritans and populism, witch hunts and war.A greater proportion of the...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 May 2022

Jubilee Weekend Basing

 One for the diary. Details here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 May 2022

A garland of new songs

A chapbook. Title: A garland of new songs. : William and Margaret; Mary’s dream; Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch; My Nannie, O; Death or liberty. Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market. Where may also be had,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 May 2022

Voltaire, the Lettres sur les Anglais, and Enlightenment cosmopolitanism

Fougeret de Monbron, Le Cosmopolite ou le citoyen du monde, title page of the 1753 edition (BnF). ‘If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means’: so spoke Prime Minister...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Apr 2022

Steventon Rectory Garden: Imagining the Landscape of Jane Austen’s Youth

When visiting Jane Austen’s England today, you can stroll through the gardens at Chawton House and Jane Austen’s House Museum, explore the churches at Steventon and Chawton, and tour the homes and churches where Jane Austen and her relatives lived...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Apr 2022

The female instructor; or, Young woman’s companion

Title: The female instructor; or, Young woman’s companion: being a guide to all the accomplishments which adorn the female character … With many pleasing examples of illustrious females. To which are added, useful medicinal receipts, and a concise...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Apr 2022

Englishobbes and Irishdoggs: Anglo-Norman Ireland and the Statutes of Kilkenny

In late medieval Ireland, they had customary words of abuse for one another. Englishobbe. Irishdogg. So deep was the antipathy that one parliament was forced to legislate against such language, on pain of a year in prison and an unspecified fine. But...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Mar 2022

Event for your diary

 In Hampshire. Wiki on the battle.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Mar 2022

Cheriton 1644

 Today's anniversary. From the wikiThe Battle of Cheriton of 29 March 1644 was an important Parliamentarian victory during the First English Civil War. Sir William Waller's "Army of the Southern Association" defeated a Royalist force jointly...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Mar 2022

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