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November 1

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “RUN-AWAY … six Angola negro men.” “LIBERTY … excellent Accommodations.” In the fall of 1771, John Edwards and Company sought freight and passengers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Nov 2021

History Hack

 I had a wonderful time chatting to the folks from History Hack about the mistresses of George I and II. From rumours of murder to ghostly ravens and the grumpiest kings Hanover ever saw, it's all here!

Falcon Fans the Flames of Revolution: The Misadventures of Captain John Linzee

At the onset of the Revolutionary War, coastal towns north of Boston such as Salem, Marblehead, Beverly, and Gloucester were patrolled by British naval... The post Falcon Fans the Flames of Revolution: The Misadventures of Captain John Linzee appeared...

O’Banion, “Deza & Its Moriscos:” Honorable Mention for the Bainton Prize

Congratulations to Patrick J. O’Banion! His Deza and Its Moriscos: Religion and Community in Early Modern Spain (Nebraska, 2020) received honorable mention for the SCSC’s Bainton Prize.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 8 Nov 2021

This Week on Dispatches: Gregory J. W. Urwin on the American Slave Roundup after the British Surrender at Yorktown

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished historian and writer Gregory J. W. Urwin about his recent JAR article, “The Yorktown Tragedy,”  examining... The post This Week on Dispatches: Gregory J. W. Urwin on the American...

Hannibal’s triumph at Cannae

By 216BC, Hannibal’s Carthaginian army in the Second Punic War had already won victories against the Romans at Trebia and Lake Trasimene. But then came Cannae. According to Polybius, the Senate, terrified by Hannibal’s successes, sent eight legions...
From: Mathew Lyons on 4 Nov 2021

ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The ARC Humanities and ANZAMEMS Book Prizes provide a gold open access book prize scheme exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members. The ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 4 Nov 2021

Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom

Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom comes with baggage. But British students respond to it ways that an American might not expect.... The post Teaching the American Revolution in the United Kingdom appeared first on Journal of the American...

Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War

Book Review: Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War by Stephen L.... The post Cavalry in the Wilderness: Cavalry in the Western Theater of the American Revolutionary War...

This Week on Dispatches: David M. Griffin on the Brooklyn Line Forts of 1776

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews architect and JAR contributor David M. Griffin on his research to determine the possible appearance and... The post This Week on Dispatches: David M. Griffin on the Brooklyn Line Forts of 1776...

Dramatic effect, or, The death of Genl. Duroc

“The interior of a tent. Duroc, in his shirt, lies supported by a soldier on a wooden bed, while Napoleon (right) holds his right hand, turning away (to the right) and covering his face with his left hand. An officer stands solicitously beside the Emperor,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 29 Oct 2021

“El Mercado Curial” Wins the Premio Nacional de Historia

Congratulations to Antonio José Díaz Rodríguez, who has won the Premio Nacional de Historia for El mercado curial. Bulas y negocios enter Roma y el mundo ibérico en la Edad Moderna (Cátedra Simón Ruiz, 2020).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 28 Oct 2021

Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory : a sonata for the piano forte

Creator: Mazzinghi, Joseph, 1765-1844. Uniform Title: [Sonatas, piano. op. 36] Title: Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory : a sonata for the piano forte / composed by I. Mazzinghi, in commemoration of the glorious 1st of August 1798. Published: London...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Oct 2021

Hät 1/32 SYW Austrians

 Apparently these are appearing at some dealers. Good news if its true. Hobby Bunker has them.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Oct 2021

nd Newbury 1644

 Today's anniversary. Read about it here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Oct 2021

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They will be able to sell as cheap as any on the Continent.” The merchants who advertised in the October 26, 1771, edition of the Providence Gazette placed special emphasis...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2021

George Washington and the First Mandatory Immunization

The debate over mandatory vaccination for Covid-19 has led to many articles referring to how George Washington handled a similar issue, this one involving... The post George Washington and the First Mandatory Immunization appeared first on Journal of...

Tomb: Edward Stafford, earl of Wiltshire

Who was Edward Stafford? One of the lesser known Tudor noblemen, Edward Stafford was well-connected by birth but made little mark on the political scene and died before he was thirty. His father, John Stafford was the third son of Humphrey Stafford, duke...
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 25 Oct 2021

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