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Featured battle : Figueras [2]

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 03 May 1811

A rather half-hearted attempt by the Spanish to relieve the fortress, which at this time was not fully invested. The only good outcome was that they managed to get some gunners into the fortress.

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Wars of the Roses, English Billman

Wars of the Roses, English Billman

This foot soldier of the Wars of the Roses period is dressed in a long cloak and jerkin civering a mail shirt, and has a salet for head protection and armour gauntlets. He has a bill polearm and a sword. Member of the Company of Palm Sunday group.

Gallery updated : 2021-04-01 18:52:49

Featured review :

Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources

Gareth Glover [Ed]
Just like the first two volumes another fascinating read. There are many many books which give one the strategy, and an over view of the action in the battle, some excellent in their way. But these volumes tell us, or more correctly the men themselves tell us, about real lives of real individuals who were involved in that momentous event. If you want to know who fought Quatre-Bras and Waterloo then these volumes tell you of some of the men. We can guess that most of the others, whose voices are not recorded, had similar varied lives. Also in the three British sourced volumes there are eight superb illustrations reproduced from William Mudford's history of Waterloo published in 1817.
If you want to know the men read these books.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2011

Reviewed : 2015-02-03 20:01:50