Tag Archives: France

HEADLINE: April 1823, the French invade Spain again!

By Ralph Weaver During the Napoleonic wars a French army had been tied down on the Iberian Peninsula, costing the French Imperial treasury vast amounts in money and also men and a loss of prestige. And to little avail, Spanish … Continue reading

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Early July 1916: La Boisselle – Forgotten Battle of the Somme Engagement?

By Nick Thornicroft – Author of Dauntless Courage on the Somme. Officers of the 19th Division who fell at La Boisselle 1 – 10 July 1916. On 1 July 2016, commemorations of the centenary of the first day of the … Continue reading

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Colonel Richard Grace: A Royalist soldier in Europe by John Barratt

  Whilst researching my next book for Helion (covering the campaigns in Flanders in 1657-9, which climaxes with the Battle of the Dunes where Royalists and Cromwellians fought on opposing sides) I’m uncovering a gallery of colourful characters.  They range … Continue reading

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