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Duncan Robertson, 71st Regiment of Foot, Wanders Off

Three pounds was a lot money for a working man in Scotland in the mid-1770s. More than two months’ pay for a laborer, it... The post Duncan Robertson, 71st Regiment of Foot, Wanders Off appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Review: “The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics” exhibition

Inspired by a Twitter conversation about this Guardian article, I recently visited “The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics” exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath. The article is headlined: ‘Beginning of modern Britain’ and the text talks...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 23 Feb 2022

This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers, a legend for his service during the Seven Years’... The post This Week on Dispatches: Scott M. Smith on Robert Rogers and the American Revolution...

‘A Socialist Romance’: Edith Lanchester and the perils of over-education

By the autumn of 1895, Edith Lanchester was 24. Born into a prosperous middle-class family, she had studied at London University and Birkbeck and was earning her own living as a clerk at the Cardiff (New South Wales) Gold Mining Company. She was also...
From: Mathew Lyons on 16 Dec 2021

Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow

Jemima Howe (1724–1805) reflects the strength it took to endure the harsh realities of the Vermont frontier during the American colonial and Revolutionary War... The post Jemima Howe, Frontier Pioneer to Wealthy Widow appeared first on Journal of the...

The tragedy at Mayerling

Around noon on 30 January 1889 Austria’s official newspaper Wiener Zeitung in Vienna reported that 30-year-old Crown Prince Rudolf, heir to the fraying and fractious Austro-Hungarian Empire, husband of Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, had died that morning...
From: Mathew Lyons on 9 Dec 2021

Queen Charlotte's Christmas Tree

Most people believe that we have Prince Albert and Queen Victoria to thank for the tradition of Christmas trees in England, but that isn’t actually the case. In fact, for that particular tradition we should look thank and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.  Charlotte...

The Battle of Mamaroneck

The Battle of Mamaroneck, known to some as the “Skirmish of Heathcote Hill,” was one of the most obscure military engagements of the Revolution... The post The Battle of Mamaroneck appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Skirmish at James’s Plantation: Victory and Defeat for Benedict Arnold in Virginia

A recent home improvement project led to the Home Depot located at 2324 Elson Green Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The area is in the... The post Skirmish at James’s Plantation: Victory and Defeat for Benedict Arnold in Virginia appeared first on...

Katherine Howard or Anne of Cleves?

Above: Portrait of a Lady, perhaps Katherine Howard; Royal Collection TrustA portrait miniature in the Royal Collection Trust, dating to circa 1540, has for some time been identified as a likeness of Katherine Howard, fifth queen consort of Henry VIII,...
From: Conor Byrne on 24 Sep 2021

Longest-Serving English Consorts (1066-1547)

This blog post will explore the longest-serving English consorts in the period 1066-1547, a period that commences with the Norman Conquest of England and ends with the death of Henry VIII.1) Philippa of Hainault (c. 1314-1369), wife of Edward IIITenure...
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Sep 2021

Lady Katherine Grey

My article about Lady Katherine Grey, younger sister of the executed Jane and a claimant to the throne of Elizabeth I (reigned 1558-1603), is available online at Team Queens. You can read it here:
From: Conor Byrne on 12 Sep 2021

A coronation stool, of repentance

“The Queen sits in profile to the right on a huge crown, her left foot on a footstool. She partly hides her face and an ambiguous grimace behind a fan inscribed C; in her right hand is a handkerchief. She is fat, very décolletée, and bejewelled, with...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Aug 2021


In the fall of 1763, a pamphlet was published in Edinburgh titled The Expediency of Securing Our American Colonies by Settling the Country Adjoining... The post Charlotina appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The exile restored, or, The spies, spawns & spewers of scurrility

“Stoddart sits in the centre of the design blowing through a trumpet a blast of abuse towards the newly-arrived Queen (left) while holding out copies of his newspaper towards four ragged little newsboys (right), who also blow their horns with great...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2021

The 2nd Connecticut Regiment at Edge Hill

A fire fight erupted on the densely wooded Pennsylvania ridge. Caught in a crossfire from three sides, men of the 2nd Connecticut Regiment began... The post The 2nd Connecticut Regiment at Edge Hill appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

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