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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration

 Did you watch this last night? We watched it to see Alan Larsen (a Restoration-era reenactor among other periods) doing the Charles II cameo. It was very good. If you go on ITV Hub you can see it - it's about half way through. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 May 2022

Shakespeare’s Come Home!

The restored statue of Shakespeare on Stratford’s Town Hall In August 2021 I wrote a post about the project to restore the 1769 statue  of Shakespeare that has stood in its niche on Stratford’s Town Hall ever since David Garrick gave it to the people...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Apr 2022

Barry Hilton reviews the new Tangier book from Helion

 Good review  also some nice pictures of miniatures with the review.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Mar 2022

The English Garrison of Tangier: Charles II’s Colonial Venture in the Mediterranean, 1661-1684

 We are pleased to announce The English Garrison of Tangier: Charles II’s Colonial Venture in the Mediterranean, 1661-1684 is now available. Based on primary archival research and published sources, this new book is a modern assessment of the raising,...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 Mar 2022

The Troop at Belvoir Castle

 Restoration Lifeguards, King Charles II and bold Sidesaddle Racing Ladies at Belvoir on 10/11 September!
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 9 Feb 2022

Restoration 36

Hi there! Last year, my friend Claire Hobson had planned for a day of history talks to coincide with the 360th anniversary of the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 with King Charles II. This event was also going to be a fundraiser for the charity,...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 13 May 2021

Book Review: ‘Royal Mistress’ by Patricia Campbell Horton

‘Royal Mistress’ by Patricia Campbell Horton follows the story of Barbara Villiers from her adolescence, her passionate relationship with her first love, Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, through her marriage to Roger Palmer, her notorious...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 25 Feb 2021

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

Frances Teresa Stuart: The ‘It’ Girl of the Restoration: A Guest Post by Linda Porter

Bestselling historian Linda Porter @DrLindaPorter1 writes about Frances Teresa Stuart: The 'It' Girl of the Restoration. #KeepItStuart
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 23 Apr 2020

Robin Hood and his Crew of Soldiers (1660)

By Stephen Basdeo This is a précis of a chapter from my book Robin Hood: The Life and Legend of an Outlaw (2019), the Ebook of which is currently on sale from the publisher Pen and Sword (Click Here For More Information). [1] While the late-sixteenth...

Book Review: Royal Harlot by Susan Holloway Scott

'Royal Harlot' by Susan Holloway Scott takes us into the world of Barbara Villiers and her passionate life and great affair with King Charles II.
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 13 Mar 2020

Camouflage or Color Pop?

We drove up to Portsmouth to have lunch with my parents and afterwards took a long walk around the old town, as the restaurant I chose was definitely in the new! Portsmouth is experiencing a building boom like Salem, but better. We walked past Market...
From: streets of salem on 4 Feb 2020

Royal Regiment of Dragoons 1685

This is a reconstruction by Alan Larsen of the Troop. It was used in the book The Army of James II by Stephen Ede-Borrett for Helion in 2017. It's an excellent book and covers the early British army in great detail. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Jan 2020

Epidemic: Were the Powers that Be Powerless to Prevent the Plague?: A Guest Post by Claire Canary

One of the many things to really slow me down in writing historical fiction is the level of interest I’ve taken in my research. Nevertheless, it’s been the best learning experience of my life! Thanks to works such as Rebecca Rideal’s...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 26 Sep 2019

Seven little known facts about Nell Gwyn: A Guest Post by Deborah Swift

1. Nell experimented with cross-dressing.  Between 1663 and 1667 she posed under the name “William Nell” and adopted a false beard. The disguise stood her in good stead when she needed to act as a man on the stage in March 1667,...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 16 Sep 2019

Book Review: ‘Entertaining Mr Pepys’ by Deborah Swift

Entertaining Mr Pepys is the third and final chapter of Deborah Swift’s trilogy on that most famous naval administrator/diarist of the late seventeenth century: Samuel Pepys. That said, it can be read as a standalone work – although I read...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 13 Sep 2019

An Array of Entrances

There were two very positive developments regarding Salem’s historical fabric this week: the city’s Cemetery Commission voted to close the Old Burying Point during October, thus shielding our oldest cemetery from its annual occupation by Halloween...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2019

350th of the Franco-Dutch War

In 2022 if we are still alive we can be celebrating this war's 350th. Key events of 1672 The Franco-Dutch War (1672–78), often simply called the Dutch War (French: Guerre de Hollande; Dutch: Hollandse Oorlog), was a war fought by France, Sweden,...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Jul 2019

The Troop - Riding thhrough history

One of the UK's best reenactment groups - here's their Facebook page. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Jul 2019

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