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nd battle of Newbury

 Airfix 54mm musketeerToday's anniversary. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Oct 2020

This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais in American Independence

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor John E. Happ on the enigmatic Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais. Best known today for his plays, The... The post This Week on Dispatches: John E. Happ on the Role of Pierre-Augustin...

October 25

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon occasion’d by the sudden and much lamented Death of the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the wake of George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 25 Oct 2020

Edgehill 164

 Today's anniversary. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Oct 2020

The history of the book that never was: Voltaire’s Histoire de la guerre de 1741

Louis XV in 1748, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704-1788). (Musée du Louvre, Wikimedia commons) ‘Je doute qu’il y ait à présent un homme dans l’Europe aussi bien au fait que moi de l’histoire de la dernière...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 22 Oct 2020

Starting from Scratch: Combating “the Itch”

Although it may not have been fatal, scabies brought more patients to British Army hospitals during the Seven Years’ War than any other condition,... The post Starting from Scratch: Combating “the Itch” appeared first on Journal of the...

18th century Highlanders

I don't have a date for this. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 20 Oct 2020

The Marauder and Malefactor of Maine

The vast eastern province of Massachusetts, now the state of Maine, was the site of some important military events during the Revolutionary War. Several... The post The Marauder and Malefactor of Maine appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

How to Teach about Violence in France

In the wake of the horrific murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, historians are grappling with how to teach students and the public about the history of violence in France. Paty taught history and geography at a collège (middle school) in...

The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution

The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution edited by Edward G. Lengel (Washington, D.C: Regnery, 2020). Edward Lengel begins this book with a remarkable... The post The 10 Key Campaigns of the American Revolution appeared first on Journal of...

Farleigh Hungerford Castle near Trowbridge Wilts

 Farleigh Hungerford castle by Philip Corke. This is my local castle.https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/farleigh-hungerford-castle/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farleigh_Hungerford_Castle
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Oct 2020

This Week on Dispatches: Alex White on the Revolutionary Story of Thomas White

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and University of Wisconsin-Madison employee Alex White on discovering his ancestor’s experience as an officer... The post This Week on Dispatches: Alex White on...

WSS Strelets-R 1/7

 Interesting blog piece on Wargaming for grown ups on using the 1/72 figures available now. I have just started painting some so I was particularly interested.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Oct 2020

Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter

One of the greatest thrills for any historian is coming upon an important but little-known document, either through one’s own research or the work... The post Oscar Bredenberg and the Lost Battle of Valcour Island Letter appeared first on Journal...

Ethan Allen’s Mysterious Defeat at Montreal—Reconsidered

On September 25, 1775, three weeks into the American invasion of Canada, the legendary Ethan Allen fought a fierce battle outside Montreal with about... The post Ethan Allen’s Mysterious Defeat at Montreal—Reconsidered appeared first on Journal...

Fall of Basing House 1645

 Today's anniversaryParliamentary forces commanded by Oliver Cromwell stormed and sacked Basing House in Hampshire. One of the grandest mansions in England and home to the Marquess of Winchester, it had withstood 2 previous sieges.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 Oct 2020

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