Category Archives: General

From Reason to Revolution Conference, 29 April 2018

By Andrew Bamford. The inaugural From Reason to Revolution series conference took place on Sunday 29 April at York Army Museum. Fans of Century of the Soldier will know that the conference tied to that series has become an eagerly-anticipated … Continue reading

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Helion at Salute, London Excel 14 April 2018

Friday 13 April dawned chilly and cloudy, but after a tremendous effort from our events manager, Andy Miles, we had the van loaded virtually to its roof with lots of goodies for Salute, including three ranges of wargames figures. As … Continue reading

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Thomas Jackson’s Eventful Life

By Eamonn O’Keeffe Son of a Walsall bucklemaker, Thomas Jackson (1785/6-1859) guarded King George III at Windsor Castle and Weymouth while serving in the Staffordshire Militia before losing a leg as a Coldstream sergeant during the 1814 storming of Bergen-op-Zoom. Forced … Continue reading

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The Russian Army in the Great Northern War 1700-21: Uniforms, Organization, Materiel, Training and Combat Experience

By Boris Megorsky. My friends and I started our group ‘Preobrazhensky Life Guard regiment, 1709’ back in 2003; we had done the same regiment in the Napoleonic period and now wanted something new that had been missing then. Despite Peter … Continue reading

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The Revd G. A. Studdert Kennedy – Much more to him than Woodbines

By Linda Parker. Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy became one of the most famous army chaplains of the Great War. He gained a place in popular imagination as ‘Woodbine Willie’, a popular and brave chaplain who gave our cigarettes with bibles … Continue reading

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Defending Island Britain in the Second World War

By David Rogers. I have been writing books for Helion and Company for a number of years now. In most cases these books have explored the infrastructure of war, that is to say the process of government and the effect … Continue reading

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Ken Wharton’s Latest Work on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’

By Ken Wharton This latest edition continues Wharton’s remarkable compilation of the period of history which blighted Northern Ireland for around 30 years, known as the troubles. He uses thorough research, analysis and oral testimony from those who fought there, … Continue reading

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Upcoming book on the life of the Earl of Derby

By John Callow When does an interest in an historical figure begin? In my own case, it started as a boy with a rain storm that drummed against the windows of Turton Tower, blotted out the pale spring sunshine and … Continue reading

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Between Olmütz and Torgau: Horace St Paul during the Third, Fourth and Fifth Campaigns of the Seven Years War

By Neil Cogswell In his lifetime, Horace St Paul had prepared his ‘Journal of the First Two Campaigns of the Seven Years War’ for publication, but it was not until a century after his death in 1812 that, under the … Continue reading

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The Other Norfolk Admirals: Myngs, Narbrough and Shovell

By Simon Harris The careers of the three Norfolk admirals were intimately related. Narbrough and Shovell came from the small North Norfolk hamlet of Cockthorpe and Myngs from nearby Salthouse. In the 1660s, Myngs was the captain, Narbrough the lieutenant … Continue reading

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