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Polish Hussars in the snow

 See more images herePolish Hussars: set of “Pan Wołodyjowski” (“Colonel Wolodyjowski”), 1969 Polish historical drama set in the 17th-century Poland [source: Fototeka Filmoteki Narodowej].
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 Jan 2022

Postcard from Westerplatte, 2019

            This week, the world remembers 75 years since VE day, the end of the Second World War in Europe (May 8th, 1945). That sobering anniversary – which falls in the midst of a quite different...
From: Somerville Historian on 6 May 2020

Louis XV's infantry series of books

If you are interested in the French infantry of this era check out my post on Flintlock and Tomahawk. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Feb 2020

The First ‘Love Island’ (1838)

                                            George Sand, painted by August Charpentier (1838)Fryderyk Chopin, c. 1849, by Bisson   ...
From: Somerville Historian on 26 Jul 2019

History on the March...

Pilgrimage of Grace banner, 1536                  Last weekend, along with a million other people, I attended the Peoples’ Vote March in central London. We arrived in Park Lane, super-luxury hotels...
From: Somerville Historian on 26 Mar 2019

Three Days in Budapest

Isabella (1519-1559), Queen of Hungary, attributed to workshop of Lucas Cranach        This month, I attended a conference in Budapest, to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Isabella (1519-59), a Polish-Italian princess and...
From: Somerville Historian on 14 Mar 2019

Between Two Novembers

This weekend, the world will face the bracing 100th anniversary of 11th November 1918 – a date with very a different meaning in the two traditions in which I grew up, British and Polish. In the UK, on their winter coats people are wearing not just...
From: Somerville Historian on 9 Nov 2018

Royal Wedding as Microcosm...

=Two years ago, serendipitously, the Bodleian Library offered the Jagiellonians Project (which I lead) a spring 2018 slot for an exhibition about a Renaissance royal wedding. As the Bodleian staff, my co-curator Katarzyna Kosior and I hurried to write...
From: Somerville Historian on 21 May 2018

Tamara Tamtam's Moscow photos

 Here are some really spectacular pics of some of the Moscow event see below. To see more of Tamara's work go here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 1 Sep 2017

Moskow 17thc event The Russo-Polish War 1654-1667

Photo by Vladimir Besperstov Its a funny coincidence that the weekend the Royal Armouries had a Polish cavalry display a group of Aston's from the UK travelled to Russia to take part in a 17thc event recreating a siege from the border wars between Poles...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Aug 2017

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: May 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Szekspir po polsku (3 May) Shakespeare was first performed in Poland in the early 1600s, in English, in northern towns such as Gdańsk where an English-speaking...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Jun 2017

Oleksa Dovbush (1700-1745): Robin Hood of the Ukraine

[Header Image (c) Internet Library of Ukraine] While England has given the world the archetypal image of the noble robber in the form of Robin Hood, one of the things that I have been doing recently is to look at other Robin Hood figures from across the...

Potop 1974 The Deluge 1974 (Swedish Army)

Epic Polish movie. Not seen the whole thing but it came up on my FB page Historical Battle EpicsI just recently watched a Jerzy Hoffman film maybe I should watch this?
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Feb 2017

The Shepherd's Axe.

Painting by Stephen Catterson Smith depicting three peasants from Hodod, Transylvania. The shepherd to the left is holding a shepherd's axe. The Shepherd’s Axe. (Slovac: valaška, Hungarian:fokos, Polish:depending on region - ciupaga,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Nov 2016

Poland, the UK and the Brexit Vote

A great Polish Anglophile: King Stanislaw August Poniatowski              In 2008, Richard Unger edited a volume entitled Britain & Poland-Lithuania: Contact and Comparison from the Middle Ages to 1795. In light...
From: Somerville Historian on 29 Jun 2016

Strangers in London

        The Dutch Church, Austin Friars (photo by NN) Academics are increasingly encouraged to engage the public in their research - via ‘impact’ initiatives or through active collaboration with non-scholars in what is...
From: Somerville Historian on 16 Jun 2016

Faustus: Magic & the Medieval City

This term, Oxford will see a new student production of Christopher Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus'. As part of their public & educational outreach, the students have commissioned blogs from academics on themes related to the play. This blog first appeared...
From: Somerville Historian on 26 Apr 2016

On card catalogues

The yesterday’s post at Folger Library’s Collation brought back some memories of all the card catalogues I have studied back and forth over the past years, starting from the catalogue rooms of the Jagiellonian Library and the Czartoryski Library...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 20 Apr 2016

Talking about Jagiellonians...

Anna Jagiellon, Queen of Bohemia & Hungary (d. 1547)Hans Maler zu Schwaz       We are gradually approaching the half-way mark of the 5 year Jagiellonians Project which I run, funded by the European Research Council. One of the (many...
From: Somerville Historian on 5 Feb 2016

Attention Italian Readers

On the 4th of December there starts a unique exhibition in Milan. It's the recreation of the uniforms and equipment of the Maison du Roi. To see what sort of thing to expect check out here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 3 Dec 2015

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