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The Siege of Loyalty House

 'Extraordinary, thrilling, immersive... at times almost Tolstoyan in its emotional intelligence and literary power' Simon SchamaIt was a time of climate change and colonialism, puritans and populism, witch hunts and war.A greater proportion of the...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 May 2022

The sack of Magdeburg 1631

 Today's anniversary. Read about it here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 20 May 2022

Alatriste ~Battle of Rocroi (English Subtitles)

 Today's anniversary Rocroi. Clip is from the rather good 2006 movie Alatriste. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 May 2022

Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported to the South

The American Revolution spurred the world’s first significant movement to abolish slavery and the African slave trade.[1] Before then, there was virtually no antislavery... The post Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported...

Jubilee Weekend Basing

 One for the diary. Details here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 May 2022

A Little History of Arsenic Green

There is no doubt that green is one of the more alluring, interesting, and complex colors of fashion through the ages. There are many myths around various greens and their toxicities, but as with most mythology there is a little kernel of truth. With...

Heck Yeah, Witch Shoes

This month we’re all about unexpectedly ‘modern’ designs in historical fashion. The May ’22 “Avant-Garde” collection explores bold colors and geometric shapes in 1930s/40s shoes, and also an older trend, the late Victorian and Edwardian love...

A British soldier

 From here A Soldier | National Galleries of Scotland
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 May 2022

From Sergey Minchenkov

 Grenadiers on horseback Preobazhensky life guard regiment 1707-1712
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 14 May 2022

This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on Thomas Jefferson on Rebellion, Revolution, and “Treason”

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews historian M. Andrew Holowchak on interpreting the distinctions Thomas Jefferson made between rebellion, revolution, and treason. New... The post This Week on Dispatches: M. Andrew Holowchak on...

THE SIEGE OF TOURNAI BY PIERRE L'ENFANT (detail)

 Complete picture here. Thanks to Wm. Booth Draper
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 May 2022

Battle of Fontenoy 1745

 from Osprey Campaign 307: Fontenoy 1745 by Michael McNallyIllustrated by Seán Ó’Brógáin hereToday's anniversary. Here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 May 2022

William Goforth: A Life of Patriotism, Courage, and Honor

William Goforth played significant roles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio in the age of the American Revolution and the Early Republic and he... The post William Goforth: A Life of Patriotism, Courage, and Honor appeared first on Journal of the American...

Thomas Plumb, British Soldier, Writes Home from Rhode Island

“Dear Brother,” wrote Thomas Plumb from Newport, Rhode Island, on February 22, 1777, “this comes with my kind Love to you and hope these... The post Thomas Plumb, British Soldier, Writes Home from Rhode Island appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews Marine Corps veteran and JAR contributor James M. Deitch on his analysis of the 23rd, 25th,... The post This Week on Dispatches: James M. Deitch on the 23rd, 25th, and 27th Grievances of the Declaration...

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.