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Why does Bridgwater celebrate November 5?

re-enactment of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 at St Matthew’s FieldArticle in the Bridgwater Mercury, 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Aug 2019

Sedgemoor in maps

Steve Carter is preparing a comprehensive study of the Sedgemoor campaign and has been posting some of the maps he has made on his blog. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 7 Jul 2019

Time for my Sedgemoor GIF

Film we shot on the battle site a few years ago. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Jul 2019

Philips Norton 1685

From British Infantry uniforms since 1660 by Barthrop/Turner this is Francis Hawley First Foot Guards Grenadier offfcer 1685So today in 1685 was this battle in the Monmouth Rebellion - fought just outside of Bath. Steve Carter is currently putting together...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Jun 2019

King Monmouth

'British cavalry uniforms since 1660' Barthorp/ Turner.Today in 1685 Monmouth declared himself King in Taunton Somerset. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouth_Rebellion'British cavalry uniforms since 1660' Barthorp/ Turner.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 20 Jun 2019

Monmouth lands 1685

Today is the date Monmouth landed at Lyme. You can follow the progress of the Rebels in my booklet The Days of King Monmouth. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Jun 2019

Fighting for Liberty

Helion have engaged Steve Carter to create the definitive book on the Monmouth Rebellion. Out next year. In the meantime Steve is tweeting his adventures and his research with the hashtag #‎FightingForLiberty. Today he is visiting Norton St Philip...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Apr 2019

Happy birthday to the Duke of Monmouth

Jan Wyck. In the uniform of the King's Troop of Lifeguards according to Anna Keay in her new biography. April 9 is the day we raise a glass to salute James Scott. Unless of course you support the other side.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Apr 2019

Lorna Doone 150th events

The popular novel is set in the West Country. Events here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 7 Feb 2019

Alexander Milliner, Age Ten, Enlisted September 178

To create an organized and effective force the Continental Army required more than just soldiers and officers. Camp followers helped to maintain and even... The post Alexander Milliner, Age Ten, Enlisted September 1780 appeared first on Journal of the...

Lorna Doone

The novel Lorna Doone is 150 years old this year, Many events to celebrate including one with the Taunton Garrison - details here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 12 Jan 2019

Donnington Miniatures 15mm Late 17thc and Wars of Louis XIV

About 10 years ago when I started this blog I bought one of each of the Donnington miniatures late 17th century and Wars of Louis XIV ranges with the intention of photographing them. I forgot about them . Then I got excited by the new range of Khurasan...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 4 Jan 2019

Valley Forge

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018) BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON Americans refer to many of... The post Valley Forge appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Time to plug my Monmouth book

Ebay link hereThis is a 40-odd page account of the Rebellion in 1685, 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Oct 2018

The Mary Bridge Sword - a rare Sedgemoor era weapon

Text from here'Finally, no account of Westonzoyland is complete without mention being made of a very courageous 12-year-old villager by the name of Mary Bridge. At the time of the Pitchfork Rebellion a number of the King's Officers were billeted on the...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 4 Oct 2018

The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens

George Washington surrounded himself with the best and the brightest young men involved in the revolutionary cause. Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman, Robert Harrison, the... The post The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens appeared...

Grenadier officers

This is a call to any sculptors reading this. There aren't any grenadier officers out there in 28mm for the late 17thc. So here's Francis Hawley the man who led the Grenadiers at Phillip's Norton. Note no sword. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Aug 2018

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