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Crucible of the Jacobite ’15

By Jonathan Oates The battle of Sherriffmuir is a battle known to me since 1982, when I read an article about it in a wargaming magazine when I was at school. There was only John Baynes’ book on the topic, … Continue reading

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Jack and Hopit: A Cavalryman and his war horse in the Great War

By Serena Merton Jack and Hopit tells the story of Second Lieutenant John Forrester Colvin and his charger Hopit who arrived in France in November 1914 and returned home together in April 1919. Their relationship began in 1912 when Jack … Continue reading

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Brave As A Lion: The Life and Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

By Christopher Brice “He is brave as a Lion but has no headpiece”. This was the considered opinion of a young officer, W.M. Stewart, who served under Hugh Gough (1779-1869) in India. Although not a word commonly used today, Collins … Continue reading

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How Mount Piana inspired a new history of The Italian Folgore Parachute Division

By Paolo Morisi – I hail from northern Italy and – in the summer – I spend a lot of time in the mountains along the Austrian-Italian border, the Alto Adige and Veneto regions of Italy. In the 1980s you could still … Continue reading

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Alan Larsen on the fine art of historical cavalry reconstruction

Some 20 years, ago I was fortunate enough to gather around me a like-minded group of cavalry enthusiasts who were prepared to work hard (and play hard, bless ’em…) in pursuit of a high standard of historical cavalry reconstruction. For … Continue reading

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Military history author Linda Parker: Where and how I write

Linda and Nigel Parker are both military history authors – currently working on separate books for Helion & Company Ltd. Here, Linda ventures into the brave new world of blogging, and reveals a little of where and how she writes…  At last, … Continue reading

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Leicester Military History Live 2016: Saturday 18 June, 10am-4pm

Explore the conflicts from the past that shape our world today at Leicester’s ‘Military History Live 2016’ event – taking place on Saturday 18 June at the Adult Education building on Belvoir Street. With the continued sponsorship of publishers Helion & Company … Continue reading

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Our Events Programme for 2015

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