1689 Reading List

So far this half a shelf is my 1689 reading list for the proposed¬†megagame about the Glorious Revolution. ¬†I’ve read some of this already, and marked up the interesting bits. Notably Bonnie Dundee and the Bruce Lenman books as well as Glencoe by John Sadler which sets the scene for…

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Sixpence a Day and No Foreign Service!

Those of us that have attended English Civil War events may well have come across New Model Army soldiers shouting their demand for “Sixpence a day, and no foreign service!” Until recently I had always seen it as a request for a pay rise and also a guarantee of service…

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The Beginning of Britain’s Civil Wars

Before I begin writing about Britain’s civil wars I thought there needed to be some baseline posts explaining why I’d chosen the boundaries to limit the scope of the blog. To start with here’s a view on the beginning of Britain as a political entity. The Beginning of Britain Geographically…

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British Civil Wars Blog – Coming Soon

The British Civil Wars blog will be starting in the summer of 2017. It will cover any and all of the armed conflicts where people from the British Isles fought on both sides from the Union of the Crowns (in 1603) until the end of the 20th Century. British Civil…

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