Category Archives: Publishing

René North

By Stephen Ede-Borrett Anyone beginning to research the uniforms of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars will very quickly come across two small books published by the long-gone and much lamented Almark – Regiments at Waterloo and Soldiers of … Continue reading

Posted in Century of the Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stony Point and the Creation the American Corps of Light Infantry

By David Bonk In order to tell the story of the American assault and capture of the British base at Stony Point, New York in July 1779 in Men Determined to Be Free, it was necessary to trace the evolution … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stow on the Wold 1646

By John Barrett There is still a tendency to regard the battle of Naseby as the fatal blow to the Royalist cause First Civil War, dooming the king to inevitable defeat. Indeed with hindsight this is an accurate conclusion. But … Continue reading

Posted in Century of the Soldier | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘For Orange and the States. The Army of the Dutch Republic, Part I: Infantry.’ It sounds familiar, but…

By Marc Geerdink-Schaftenaar. You probably heard of the battle of Fontenoy. If you have, you probably heard of the British and French officers greeting each other and inviting the other to open fire first. You might be able to mention … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray. The Story of a Scottish Soldier and Statesman, Wellington’s Quartermaster General

By John Harding-Edgar Every now and then, but increasingly rarely, at least as far as Napoleonic history is concerned, an opportunity arises to bring to the surface the story of a man whose role was of significant, but thus far … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Events, From Reason to Revolution, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in From Reason to Revolution, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Century of the Soldier, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revisiting the French expedition to Egypt

By Yves Martin. To most readers interested in the Napoleonic period the story of Egyptian conquest by the French seems like a familiar tale. Upon closer observation, especially when digging through the very rich French archives and memoirs, there are … Continue reading

Posted in From Reason to Revolution | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in From Reason to Revolution, General | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment