Tag Archives: English Civil War

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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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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Battle For Britain Reader Suggestion: Crafting Aluminium Pikes

By Peter Dennis Andre Clues, of my local wargame club in Mansfield, has come up with this brilliant idea… Instead of using another sheet of paper between the folded colour sheets when you make pikes, use a flattened strip of … 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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New ‘Paper Soldiers’ Battle for Britain Releases: Wargame 1066 and Wargame the Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

                    Peter Dennis introduces the latest titles in his ‘Battle for Britain’ series, featuring easy rules by Andy Callan: In the papery romp through the military history of Britain that the ‘Battle for … Continue reading

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University Centre Hosts Major English Civil War Conference

A MAJOR English Civil War Conference is set to return to the town’s iconic Rowley’s House building and University Centre Shrewsbury base on Saturday, 10 September. Supported by official event partners the Pike and Shot Society, and organised by one … Continue reading

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English Civil War: The Commission of Thomas Else, 1659

By Stephen Ede-Borrett Extant Army Officers’ Commissions from before 1660 are rare and, as far as I am aware, the example shown here is the only surviving example dating to this period, the last year of the English Commonwealth. After … Continue reading

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