Saturday, 27 May 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

Daniel Defoe Memoirs of a cavalier (1720)

 Memoirs of a Cavalier; or A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the Years 1632 to 1648. Written threescore years ago, by an English gentleman, who served first in the army of Gustavus Adolphus, the Glorious King of Sweden, till his death, and after that in the Royal Army of King Charles the First, from the beginning of the Rebellion to the end of the War

Work of fiction set in the 30YW and ECW. Download for free here

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Duration 8 hrs and 57 mins

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Anton Batov's Great Northern War Art

There is some great artwork on this site. Worth having a look if you like good illustration like me.  This stuff is epic as it should be.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Christian IV of Denmark

by karel van mander iii 
Mark Allen posted this on FB and it impressed me as such an interesting portrait. Wiki

Royal Armouries Winged Hussars show

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Night March to Sedgemoor!

5-6 July 2017

To mark the 332nd anniversary of the battle of Sedgemoor the Battlefields Trust has teamed up with St Mary's Church, Westonzoyland to offer a unique opportunity to recreate the Duke of Monmouth's dramatic night march  across the moor from Bridgwater to Westonzoyland.

Our night walk will end at St Mary's Church where the vicar has kindly allowed a limited number of participants to spend the rest of the night.

Everyone is welcome to join the walk but those wishing to stay in the Church MUST register first. A donation of £10 per person towards the information centre in the church is requested. Please bring warm clothes, camp beds, bedding etc

10.00pm: meet at St Mary's Church, Westonzoyland for a briefing. Drop off bedding.
c11.00pm: Transfer to small number of cars for drive to starting point of walk outside Bridgwater.
c2.30am: Arrive at St Mary's Church
c9.00am: Depart. Lifts for those who have left cars at Bridgwater.

To register please visit

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Troop at Audley End

Recreating cavalry from the period of Charles II.  Thanks to Photosm for the photos