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Entries invited: Bill Braham Memorial Essay Competition

The Pike and Shot Society, in conjunction with Helion and Company, are very pleased to announce the inauguration of the annual Bill Braham Memorial Essay Writing Competition. The Pike and Shot Society is an international organisation promoting the study of … Continue reading

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Birmingham publisher sweeps the board at British military history ‘Oscars’

A BIRMINGHAM-based publisher has won the top two accolades at the ‘Oscars’ of British military history publishing – the Templer Awards. Helion and Company, which has also celebrated its 20th anniversary, published both the best book on British military history … Continue reading

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WW1 historian calls for PTSD pledge

A prize-winning First World War historian and psychiatrist has called for a cross-party commitment to deliver improved services for armed forces veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this Mental Health Awareness Week. Dr Stefanie Linden’s proposal for a book … Continue reading

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1745 Jacobite Rising set for Culloden reappraisal

A fresh take on the 1745 Jacobite Rising – a pivotal moment in British history – is set to hit the shelves in its 270th anniversary year. Dr Christopher Duffy, Chairman of the 1745 Association, will launch his work Fight for … Continue reading

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Lost and found: An artillery train at Shrewsbury Castle in 1659 by Charles Singleton

I was passed this document whilst at a lecture given by Professor Malcolm Wanklyn. He had come across it whilst doing work on the Parliamentarian officer list for Shropshire. It seems rather large to be stored at Shrewsbury, which by … Continue reading

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17th century clothing in the 21st… The 1642 Tailor by Ian Dicker

The 1642 Tailor began as a research project to look at the clothes of the English Civil War. In 2010 I was appointed company goodwife of the group I belong to in the Sealed Knot Society. I set about trying … Continue reading

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Introducing the Century of the Soldier…

A painting of c1630 sheds light on Shrewsbury at the time of the Stuarts The New Year was to see the launch of Helion and Companies latest book series, The Century of the Soldier 1618-1721. The dynamic new range will … Continue reading

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Top 5 First World War books ‘yule’ love this Christmas!

Amidst the plethora of First World War books to hit the shelves in the past 12 months, Duncan Rogers -our Publisher – recommends five titles any military history enthusiast would be pleased to receive this Christmas (including yourself!) ‘Frontline Medic … Continue reading

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Top 5 Second World War books for your Christmas wishlist

If you’re battling First World War fatigue in this, the Centenary year, Duncan Rogers – our Publisher – picks the best Second World War books on our shelves to cleanse your military history palate this Christmas. ‘The Oder Front 1945 … Continue reading

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Save the date: 15 July 2014 ‘The Last Ironsides’ book launch

Helion & Co and Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley are delighted to invite you to the launch of The Last Ironsides on Tuesday 15 July 2014 at Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES (6.00 to 8.00 pm). When Charles … Continue reading

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