Category Archives: From Reason to Revolution

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

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‘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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Gladsmuir and Prestonpans 1745: What’s in a name?

Arran Johnston’s book – On Gladsmuir Shall the Battle Be! – launches in September 2017 as Number 6 in the ‘From Reason to Revolution’ series and tells the story of the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans, so why Gladsmuir in the … Continue reading

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New and forthcoming releases: ‘From Reason to Revolution 1721-1815’

It was only seven months ago that I composed the first post for this blog, announcing the imminent release of the first ‘From Reason to Revolution’ title. Now, the first four titles are in print and books number five and … Continue reading

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Far Distant Ships – The Blockade of Brest 1793-1815

After completing my previous book on the war in the North Sea during the First World War, which was published last December, I turned to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as a subject for a further book on naval history. … Continue reading

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