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Execution of Charles I

Today's anniversary. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Jan 2020

This War Without an Enemy boardgame kickstarter

Launching on 20th January. Read what boardgame geek have to say. Preorder here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Jan 2020

The start of the English Civil War season

First mention is for the Sealed Knot as they do their Nantwich reenactment on the 25th January.The ECWS have their annual Whitehall Marc commemorating Charles I in the 26th January.Herald ECW soldier
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Jan 2020

‘The Perils of Being an Early-Modern Bottle-Blonde’ – A Guest Post by Pete Langman

It’s quite usual to compliment the author of a work of historical fiction on their research, even though this doesn’t mean much more than ‘we’ve read the same history books’, but there is something to be said for appropriating...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 10 Jan 2020

Cromwell's War Machine

I haven't read this but apparently it is good. Not too expensive. Pen and Sword books.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Dec 2019

English Civil War Armies (1973)

Written by Brigadier Peter Young and illustrated by Michael Roffe. This was Osprey number 14. Interesting to see what was the norm for those days.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Dec 2019

Roundheads at the gates by Ernest Crofts

Thought this looked seasonal.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Dec 2019

Prince Rupert

400th birthday today. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Dec 2019

Elizabethan Exemplar

It’s been a long time since I featured one of my Renaissance crushes, but today is Sir Philip Sidney’s birthday so time to indulge. Sidney of course was a wonderful poet, but for me he is much more than that: he is the perfect Elizabethan...
From: streets of salem on 30 Nov 2019

“We had a lovely passage in a beautiful new ship. . . .”

MARTHA “PATSY” JEFFERSON accompanied her father to Paris in 1785 when he was appointed minister to France. She was enrolled for her schooling at the prestigious Abbaye Royale de Panthemont convent. There she penned a letter to Elizabeth House...
From: In the Words of Women on 11 Nov 2019

Me And Marlborough [1935]

Released on July 23, 1935: A feisty British barmaid pretends to be a man so she can join the Duke of Marlborough to fight the French in Flanders.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 31 Oct 2019

Strelets British Infantry in Advance 1701-14

This set of 1/72 figures - see below - are now at the UK's ebay sellers. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Oct 2019

nd Newbury 1644

The Second Battle of Newbury was a battle of the English Civil War fought on 27 October 1644, in Speen, adjoining Newbury in Berkshire. The battle was fought close to the site of the First Battle of Newbury, which took place in late September the previous...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Oct 2019

Marlburian redcoats

From Barthrop and Turner British infantry since 1660
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Oct 2019

Strelets-R 1/72 British Infantry in Attack 1701-1714

Status: In PreparationThese look ace. Loving the grenadiers.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Oct 2019

Edgehill Prayer

 Jacob Astley's battle-prayer at the Battle of Edgehill has become famous: O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not thou forget me.[2]which he followed promptly with the order "March on, boys!"[1]
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Oct 2019

Nehemiah Wharton letters

Nehemiah Wharton joined the army of Parliament in the summer of 1642. He had been apprenticed to George Willingham, a merchant in London. Wharton has variously been described as a sergeant and as a ‘subaltern officer’ in the Earl of Essex’s...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 22 Oct 2019

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.