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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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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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Introducing ‘From Reason to Revolution’

A little over a year ago, I was approached by Helion with a suggestion that I might like to work with them to set up a new book series covering the military history of the long eighteenth century. To say … Continue reading

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The top five pre-1914 military history books for Christmas 2016

Here, our ‘Century of the Soldier‘ series Commissioning Editor Charles Singleton shares his personal pick of the best pre-1914 books to add to your Christmas wishlist:  Once again, I’ve been given the difficult task of choosing my top five books … Continue reading

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‘Century of the Soldier’ and Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment of Foot announce a new partnership

Lawful Laws and Liberty: Fighting for the good old cause   Since we launched the Century of the Soldier book series in May 2015, we’ve come across a great many people with the same passion for the period of history. Standing … Continue reading

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Passion, Honour and Principle: Rehabilitating the Roundheads by M J Logue

  I’m about to publish the fourth book in my Uncivil Wars series – set in spring 1644 – featuring a rascally and unromantic crew of Parliamentarian cavalry as heroes. Actually, that’s not true. I don’t write heroes and villains. … 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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