Category Archives: Century of the Soldier

Lieutenant Philip Monoux: The First Officer of the Household Cavalry Killed in Action, 1685

By Stephen Ede-Borrett The Royal Regiment of Horse was raised in 1660 from an ex-Republican Regiment and remained as the sole Regiment of Horse in the British Army when all others were converted to Regiments of Dragoon Guards in 1746 and … Continue reading

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Kingdoms under siege: Fortress warfare in the British Isles and beyond, 1648-60

By David Flintham Contrary to public opinion, the British Civil Wars were fought not so much in the open fields and moors, but in trenches and on ramparts and walls – a fact that caused the Earl of Orrey to … Continue reading

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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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Paper Soldiers: Hamburg Tactica Show 2017

By Peter Dennis Every year, a small group of the Perry mafia goes over to the Hamburg Tactica Show as guests of the organisers. I like to repay their hospitality with a piece of artwork for whatever purpose, and last … Continue reading

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Remembering Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

The largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales – involving more than 8,000 soldiers – has been reappraised in a ground-breaking new book, written more than 350 years later. The Battle of Montgomery, 1644. The English Civil … Continue reading

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English Civil War: Researching ‘Cromwell’s Buffoon’, Regicide Thomas Pride

By Robert Hodkinson Colonel Thomas Pride is a paradox among prominent English Civil War figures. As the driving force behind ‘Pride’s Purge’, he was responsible for the forcible exclusion of moderate MPs from parliament in December 1648, which led directly … Continue reading

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