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First Newbury 1643

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

September 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Cash given for POT-ASH … at which Place is sold various Sorts of ENGLISH GOODS.” James McMasters did not have a single purpose for the advertisement he placed...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Sep 2020

Murder in Lausanne: The Death of an English Regicide in Exile

The Reformed Church of St François in Lausanne in the 19th century. On Thursday, 11 August 1664 the Englishman John Lisle was shot dead in bright daylight on his way to church in Lausanne. His killers had been observing his moves. They knew his...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 5 Sep 2020

A coaching inn in Augsburg

Choosing a cover image for a book is tricky, especially on an early modern subject. Ideally, the image should relate both to the title and contents of the book and be available on one of the standard image sites. Since my book is entitled The English...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 22 Aug 2020

How I got to The English Republican Exiles in Europe

The cover image shows a coaching inn in Augsburg. The cover image has been selected, the proofs are done, and my new book on The English Republican Exiles in Europe During the Restoration is finally going to press – due out, the content manager...
From: The History Woman's Blog on 18 Aug 2020

Remembering Roger Emmerson

 The 17th century living history world has been shocked and saddened to learn of the death of one of the living history greats, Roger Emmerson. An artillery man - if you wanted to know anything about Ordnance then Roger was your man. He has been...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Aug 2020

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

Lettres philosophiques 4D – coming soon to libraries near you!

Title page of 1733 edition. (Taylor Institution, Arch.8o.E.1733) ‘Lettres philosophiques! Lettres philosophiques!’, I hear you cry. And I bring you glad tidings: the time has almost come and your thirst will soon be quenched; volume 6B of...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Jul 2020

Roundway Down

ECW battle in Wiltshire fought today in  Wiltshire in 1643. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Jul 2020

Langport 1645

Langport by Richard ScollinsToday's anniversary. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 10 Jul 2020

Cropredy Bridge 1644

Today's anniversary. Picture from the Earl of Manchester's blog piece about reenacting the battle.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Jun 2020

Fanny Lye Deliver'd - Official UK Trailer - Out 26th June

Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake) lives a quiet Puritan life with her husband John (Charles Dance) and young son Arthur (Zak Adams), but her simple world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious young couple (Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds)...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 15 Jun 2020

Voltaire’s Letters on the English and the story of smallpo

‘It is inadvertently affirmed in the Christian countries of Europe, that the English are fools and madmen. Fools, because they give their children the small-pox to prevent their catching it; and madmen, because they wantonly communicate a certain...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 May 2020

Cromwellian Conversations 6: The Civil Wars on Film & TV

There have been a number of films and television dramas set against the background of the English Civil War, but are any of them historically accurate? Cromwell Museum Curator Stuart Orme looks at some of the best known and most interesting films and...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 May 2020

Getaways - Kings Army

Part 2 of “The Getaways” from about 1979, a documentary filmed at Braemar House near Salisbury. Part 1 isn't up so if anyone has it?
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 May 2020

Read Daniel Defoe’s Relatable Frustration at Fellow Citizens Failing to Observe ‘Social Distancing’ in ‘A Journal of a Plague Year’ (1722)

As the Covid-19 continues to hold the world in Lockdown much attention has turned to Daniel Defoe’s 1722 text, A Journal of Plague Year. Masquerading as a ‘real’ journal written in 1665, Defoe’s heavily-researched fiction proved...

Steel Fist Miniatures 15mm English Civil War

 I am really impressed by these. They make me want to recreate Hopton and Waller's armies.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 May 2020

Poking Fun at Rebels

By Stephen Basdeo In 1715 the newly-united Kingdom of Great Britain had a new monarch: George I of Hanover. He had inherited the throne the year before because Queen Anne’s closest Protestant relation (there were about 50 other people in line to...

Civic London Project in the OED

Research from the Civic London project has made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, with an early use of an unusual word for a musician. ‘Dromsler’, an early modern word for a drum player, was found in the Pewterers’ Company Audit...

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