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"Touché Mademoiselle!"

In 2011, London art sleuth and dealer, Philip Mould, discovered an interesting eighteenth-century portrait of a seated woman wearing a hat. Mould purchased the painting which, once relieved of its accumulated grime, revealed a five O’clock shadow on the woman’s face. 435 more words

Antiques

Historical Fiction Research and Chapter One for Language of the Bear

Language of the Bear is THIS close to publication! We had some back and forth with our editor for a bit, and are now finalizing edits and cover art. 408 more words

Evan Ronan

Culture of War: French and Indian War (Part 1)

When the British Empire and France once again went to war in 1754, scarcely five years after the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ended the War of the Austrian Succession (or King George’s War, as it was known in America), Britain and her colonies were exceedingly well positioned for victory in North America. 1,347 more words

Military History

Volley & Bayonet Corbach (Seven Years' War)

Last Saturday, my son and I went to Mark’s house and played the Battle of Corbach (Seven Years’ War) with Volley & Bayonet. We had played this battle several years ago (see this post from my blog: … 354 more words

Games Played

The Battle of Minorca 1756

The Battle of Minorca, fought between the English and the French was the first major naval battle of the Seven Years War. Although tactically indecisive, the result led to a major strategic victory for the French, with the capture of the Island of Minorca. 978 more words

Naval Battles

From the Archives: The Loudoun Papers at The Huntington Library, California.

by DR HUW J. DAVIES

John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun, has a bad reputation. Seen by historians as incompetent and ineffective in command, he also raised regiments of Highlanders to help suppress the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745/6. 780 more words

Georgian Celebrity: Captain James Cook, Part 2: Cook's Voyages

This post continues the one from yesterday, which introduced Captain James Cook.

Voyages of Exploration
First Voyage (1768–71)

In 1766 the Royal Society engaged Cook to travel to the Pacific Ocean to observe and record the transit of Venus across the Sun. 2,470 more words

British History