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Prestonpans 1745

 Today's anniversary is this 10 minute battle.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 21 Sep 2021

The Varick Transcripts and the Preservation of the War

Five years into the war, with his papers piling up and stuffed into overflowing trunks that followed the general from headquarters to headquarters, George... The post The Varick Transcripts and the Preservation of the War appeared first on Journal of...

Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Republic

BOOK REVIEW: Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National Power in the Early American Republic by John McNelis O’Keefe (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021) The infamous decision... The post Stranger Citizens: Migrant Influence and National...

‘An Unnatural Rebellion’: How the British Perceived the American Revolution

Today I’d like to welcome a new guest to All Things Georgian – Jordan Baker. Jordan holds a BA and MA in History from North Carolina State University. He is a lover of all things historical and concentrates his research and writing on the history...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Sep 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the Battle of Saratoga

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews emeritus professor and JAR contributor Dean Snow on his research into the Continental and militia cavalry... The post This Week on Dispatches: Dean Snow on Continental and Militia Cavalry at the...

Breitenfeld 1631

 Today's anniversary is this Swedish victory. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Sep 2021

Guns on Mount Defiance

Discussions about the American evacuation of Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga on the night of July 5, 1777 frequently address the question: could shot... The post Guns on Mount Defiance appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre

Thomas Jefferson is well-known for his so-called “Frenchified” stance.[1] On the topic of the relationship between Jefferson and French Revolution, scholarly accounts often stop... The post Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre appeared...

Programme: Hakluyt Society Symposium 2021 – Decolonising Travel Studies: Sources and Approaches

10-12 November 2021University of Warwick (online via Zoom) Programme (pdf) (All times are GMT+0/UTC) The Hakluyt Society, the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC) at the University of Warwick, and Medieval and Early Modern Orients (MEMOs),...
From: Richard who? on 13 Sep 2021

Svenska Lif:Compagniet

 Facebook page here @svenskalifcompagniet This past weekend, Svenska Lif:Compagniet participated in the event "Nordisk Stormaktstid" on Bohus Fortress.It was fun to be able to have a larger event again after the pandemic.Also, on a great historical...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 13 Sep 2021

Patriotism and Profit

BOOK REVIEW: Patriotism & Profit: Washington, Hamilton, Schuyler & the Rivalry for America’s Capital City by Susan Nagel (Pegasus Books, 2021).   In Patriotism &... The post Patriotism and Profit appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independence

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author Chris Coelho on the life and influence of Timothy Matlack, famed for being the scribe... The post This Week on Dispatches: Chris Coelho on Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of...

Avanpost 28mm Thirty years war lancers

Some early TYW armies had lance armed cavalry.  Get them from Mezzer's miniatures in the UK.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 10 Sep 2021

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The Staffordshire and Liverpool Ware House, In King Stret BOSTON.” As summer turned to fall in 1771, Ebenezer Bridgham, the proprietor of the “Staffordshire and Liverpool...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2021

September 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He has invented an HAIR-ROLL upon an entire new Construction.” In the 1770s, fashionable women preferred a towering hairstyle known as the high roll.  Their high hair testified...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Sep 2021

Katherine of Aragon and the Battle of Flodden

The Battle of Flodden was fought between the armies of England and Scotland on 9th September 1513. The English army was led by Thomas Howard, earl of Surrey (future 2nd duke of Norfolk), with support from Lord Admiral Sir Thomas … Continue reading →
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 9 Sep 2021

José or Josepha?

File under: Well which is it? I was reading some Peter Abelard recently in the handy edition, Abelard & Heloise. The Letters and Other Writings, edited by William Levitan. The volume includes excerpts from Abelard’s long poem to his son, Astralabe,...
From: Darin Hayton on 7 Sep 2021

September 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sell at least as low as they were ever sold on the Continent of America.” Some merchants and shopkeepers named their businesses after the signs that marked their locations,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Sep 2021

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