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XI CIHCE – Scripta in Itinere

I was privileged to be invited to the XI Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Cultura Escrita, held this June in Alcalá de Henares, which will for me be forever remembered as the city of storks – these enormous birds nest atop many of...
From: Early Modern Ballads on 12 Jul 2019

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 10 Jul 2019

Versailles: a Bedroom of style

Photo tour!The Queen's bedroom at Versailles saw its fair share of lady occupants. The style of the furnishings rotated with the fashions, which were kept up for the ladies, naturally.  They could update the decor and commission works for the rooms...

David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties

With the Revolutionary War in full swing by August 1776, George Galphin penned a letter to his nephew, Timothy Barnard. Galphin started his letter... The post David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties appeared first on Journal of the American...

George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial

Jordi Ferragut Mesquida, better known by his anglicized name George Farragut, was the only known Spanish volunteer who fought under the American flag in... The post George Farragut: The Epitome of an American Colonial appeared first on Journal of the...

This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis on Georgia and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished historian Robert “Bob” Davis about Georgia’s unique role in the American Revolution as the colony that... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis...

James Willing and the Mississippi Expedition

The story of the Revolutionary War tends to focus on operations and events east of the Appalachian Mountains, with good reason as most of... The post James Willing and the Mississippi Expedition appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Banker of Florence

by Yang Yu Fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli at the Magi’s Chapel, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. (Showing all the major Medici figures and famous Florentines, as of the 1440s, on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, with the actual background being in Tuscany: on...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Apr 2019

“Be A King George”

“Be a King George.” Four simple, but oft repeated words drilled into the Prince of Wales from childhood by his mother, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.... The post “Be A King George” appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

James Bruce’s Report on the Situation of West Florida and Havana, 178

The British loss of West Florida in 1781 ushered in a new era for the region, an era dominated by Spanish rule. For some,... The post James Bruce’s Report on the Situation of West Florida and Havana, 1782 appeared first on Journal of the American...

New Orleans at 300: A Year in Review and a Look to the Future

As 2018 comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on this year and its meaning for a place that has become near and dear to my heart (and in-progress dissertation): New Orleans. Founded by the French in 1718, Louisiana’s largest city has...
From: The Junto on 28 Dec 2018

The English ambassador and his suite before the King at Madrid, 179

“The King of Spain sits on a circular dais under a canopy, turning his head away from the English ambassador (left), a stout John Bull wearing top-boots behind whom stand four pugilists. Three Spaniards with pikes stand on the extreme right behind...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Nov 2018

Property and Dispossession: Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America–A Review

Gregory Kennedy Allan Greer, Property and Dispossession: Natives, Empires and Land in Early Modern North America (Cambridge University Press, 2018). This ambitious book considers “the ways in which Europeans and their Euro-American descendants remade...
From: Borealia on 22 Oct 2018

Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History

Book Review: Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History by Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins, (Viking, 2017). BUY THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON It is... The post Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Neri's Travels

“Roma,” Antonio Neri,from Tesoro del Mondo (Neri 1598–1600).The length and breadth of Antonio Neri's travels are far greater in thumbnail biographies and off hand remarks than can be substantiated by actual documentation. While stories...
From: Conciatore on 28 Sep 2018

Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces

The Revolutionary War was fought on a global scale, with six nation states engaged in battles across three continents and two oceans.  Volunteers from... The post Our Man in Minorca: Lewis Littlepage, American Volunteer with the Spanish Armed Forces...

Early Modern Spain on a Budget, part

When we last left off, we’d just come back from medieval Tolédo, full of New Castilian culture. From Conquerors to Conquered Having spent a week spying vestiges of conquistadors in our historical visits around Castile, we spent the second...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 18 Aug 2018

Early Modern Spain for Travelers on a Budget, part 1

For those who’ve never been, or who need a refresher, or for those who want to check up on Spanish history before 1808, I offer you a pictorial tour of the early modern highlights of Spain, May 2018. Two weeks of art, churches, and war – can...
From: Skulking in Holes and Corners on 24 Jul 2018

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