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Book Review: The White King – Charles I by Leanda de Lisle

The White King, Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle certainly has quite a provocative title. Charles I remains a very polarising figure, in much the same manner as his contemporary, Oliver Cromwell, and the labels of “traitor”...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 30 Sep 2017

Bite the Bullet: An Impressive Collection from the Mohawk Valley Campaign

I recently attended the Third Annual Conference of the American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference in Fort Plain, New York where I met an eighty-seven-year-old... The post Bite the Bullet: An Impressive Collection from the Mohawk Valley Campaign appeared...

Flashing Blades and Swashing Buckles Revisited

Pretty full on with work and Christmas-related commitments this week, so I thought I’d reblog a post from four and a half years ago – which, although, it’s probably immodest to admit it, is o
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 13 Dec 2016

The Cleaning Of A Muzzle-Loading Gun-Documentation.

 "The Care and Cleaning of Firelocks in the 18th Century: A Discussion of Period Methods and Their Present Day Applications." George Edie, A Treatise on English Shooting (London 1772) (7-8) "When a person is master of a good Piece, the keeping it...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 Jun 2016

Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide

Book review: Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide by Daniel M. Sivilich (University of Chicago Press, 2016) [BUY NOW ON AMAZON] The title of this book makes it sound like a highly technical tract interesting only to those doing...

What Do You See Here?

The description is as follows:X-ray of a Brown Bess musket recovered by LAMP archaeologists from an American Revolutionary War era shipwreck lost in December 1782. It is believed to be a 1769 Short Land Pattern and is loaded with buck & ball...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 May 2016

18th-Century-Small-Arms-Manual PDF.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Feb 2016

Military Discipline Plates from The 1640s Picturebook.

From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Nov 2015

A Gap Between Powder & Ball. DON'T DO IT !!!

I made a statement on social media today, and immediately got challenged. I don't mind getting challenged, in fact I think it is a good thing. But when that challenge also includes some dangerous misinformation, it can be a problem for other people reading...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 8 Feb 2015

Wolf in Musketeers’ Clothing

So there’s this history-based TV programme, based on a famous historical novel, which has a capricious King who’s desperate for a male heir, a flighty Queen called Anne who’s prone to sleeping with other men, an all-powerful Cardinal...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 26 Jan 2015

The Weapons of War

A look at weapons from Shakespeare’s era compared to those of World War I.  Firearms, artillery and new innovations… This series of blogs supports an exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Oct 2014

How NOT To Load A Musket!!!

This was the original loading method used by the British military in the 18th century, but you should NEVER prime the pan before loading the main charge.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 Jun 2014

All For One

Oh no, you’re thinking, here we go again: ‘grumpy old author goes off on one about yet another new TV series with a historical setting’. Well, ok, The Musketeers does fulfill quite a few of the cliches of modern TV drama: bromance...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Jan 2014

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