Thursday, May 9, 2013
random-aya:

Duke of Marlborough signing Despatch Blenheim Bavaria 1704
Robert Alexander Hillingford

random-aya:

Duke of Marlborough signing Despatch Blenheim Bavaria 1704

Robert Alexander Hillingford

Friday, March 22, 2013
 Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz - Richard Knötel (1857-1914)
Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz - Richard Knötel (1857-1914)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

German No. 69, NightPiece No. 18, Tattoo No. 21, March No. 30 (year 1758)

Friday, March 8, 2013

The 20th regiment of foot at Minden, 1759 - Rob Chapman

The 20th regiment of foot at Minden, 1759 - Rob Chapman

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paul Sandby, circa 1760

Paul Sandby, circa 1760

Monday, February 25, 2013

Three views of a drummer, 1711 - Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)

Three views of a drummer, 1711 - Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Prussian princes Augustus William, Henry and Ferdinand, around the time of the Seven Years’ War - Engraving by Johann Michael Motz after J. Gottlieb Rugendas

The Prussian princes Augustus William, Henry and Ferdinand, around the time of the Seven Years’ War - Engraving by Johann Michael Motz after J. Gottlieb Rugendas

Monday, February 18, 2013

Austrian officer and soldiers, circa 1748 - Johann Michael Probst after Haidt

Austrian officer and soldiers, circa 1748 - Johann Michael Probst after Haidt

Friday, January 11, 2013

Austrian cavalry charging Turks, 1717 - attributed to Francesco Simonini (1686-1755)

Austrian cavalry charging Turks, 1717 - attributed to Francesco Simonini (1686-1755)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Past midnight here in GMT +1. I turn twenty-three today and the day opened to the questionably marvelous discover that, exactly 266 years ago, the Infante of Spain was very concerned with desertion running rampant in his army in Italy. I remain painfully ignorant in historical economics and can’t judge if 30 to 54 livres of Milan is an alluring bounty enough for bringing back an infantry deserter; the Austrians offered 4 sequins, regardless of whether the deserter was brought in while enjoying the right of asylum, and as far as I’ve seen so far they didn’t even have a differentiated, higher price for cavalry deserters. Cf. the same Spanish grida linked above, promising a bounty of 162 livres.