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Fontenoy 1745

Today's anniversary - the 275th. WikiThis book looks good if you have an interest in the WAS.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 May 2020

Today's anniversary - Culloden 1746

64th foot and 1st Royals by Ed DoveyWiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Apr 2020

Voltaire’s Louis XV, from bien-aimé to mal-aimé

The French victory at Fontenoy in 1745 provided Voltaire, newly appointed historiographe de France, with a welcome opportunity. Present with the French army on 11 May had been Louis XV himself, at his best on campaign and already nicknamed le bien-aimé....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 7 Apr 2020

Louis XV's infantry series of books

If you are interested in the French infantry of this era check out my post on Flintlock and Tomahawk. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Feb 2020

Soor 1745

Prussian victory today in 1745. Wiki
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 30 Sep 2019

Prestonpans 1745

Today's anniversary. WikiHere's one of my drawings of highlanders.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 21 Sep 2019

BBC History: Henry Fitzroy – the forgotten Tudor prince

Henry Fitzroy was born in the summer of 1519 – almost certainly in June – at the small Augustinian Priory of St Laurence at Blackmore in Essex. His mother was Elizabeth Blount, herself not yet 20, who came from minor Shropshire gentry. Elizabeth...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Aug 2019

Régiments du Passé 20th anniversary

Event organized by Artemis at the château d'Aujac in the Cévennes. France The regiment depicted is the Royal Ecossais for the War of Austrian Succession. Facebook here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 5 Aug 2019

A sentry by his box. Paul Sandby 1749 standing soldiers Paul Sandby 1749
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 3 Aug 2019

Assietta 1747

Today's anniversary -
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 19 Jul 2019

The scramble for a royal heir

Although George III had 15 children, and all but two of them survived to adulthood, grandchildren – at least legitimate ones – were thin on the ground. In 1817, when the Prince Regent’s daughter, Princess Charlotte of Wales died in childbirth...
From: All Things Georgian on 2 Jul 2019

Dettingen 1743

Today is the anniversary of this famous battle.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Jun 2019

Fontenoy 1745

Today's anniversary.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 May 2019

Happy St George's Day

The 36th (Flemings) at Fort George. English enough for you? 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 23 Apr 2019

Culloden (1964)

Can you believe it? Been doing this blog for ten years and more and I haven't posted the Watkin's BBC documentary on Culloden.  I saw this when it came out. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Apr 2019

Culloden 1746

Today's anniversary is that battle in Scotland.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 16 Apr 2019

French drummer

Tambour des Cent-Suisses de la Maison du roi. École française. Milieu du XVIIIe siècle. Huile sur toile. Château de Versailles.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Apr 2019

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