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Featured battle : Second Battle of Newbury

Part of The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms

Date : 27 October 1644

Charles l held a defensive position with his right flank on the river Kennet, his centre on Shaw House and his left on Donnington Castle. The Parliamentarians outnumbered him almost two to one but poor command lead to uncoordinated attacks. Both sides felt they had lost the battle. The Royalist retreat to Oxford and the Parliamentarians to Reading.

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"La Defense de Paris" - Monument to the defence of Paris, 1870-71

A monument by Louis Ernest Barrias situated in the business district of Paris, la Defense, "recalling the courage of Parisiens during the terrible seige of 1870-71" which was the culmination of the Franco-Prussian War.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

The Global Seven Years War

Daniel Baugh
This book is no lightweight with 665 pages of really 'meaty' text and a further 81 pages of supporting notes and index. The content covers, in depth, the full nine years of the Seven Years War. The military, naval and the political aspects with their necessary interactions are well covered. The character, motivation and machinations of the leading figures are described as are the resultant effects. The book is without illustrations but has seventeen supporting maps. The narrative flows easily and logically and pages once started are difficult to put down because always there is something interesting coming next. The vast majority of the text is free from the author's opinions and comments which are reserved for the long final chapter.
A war of four continents and seven oceans in one excellent readable book.
Routledge, 2014

Reviewed : 2017-08-24 07:11:00