n-nevskaya-n:


220 years ago today, Robespierre was executed in a coup carefully organized by his extremist colleagues. In the decades since his death, every level of malicious propaganda has been directed against him. He has been wrongly accused of dictatorship, bloodthirstiness, and intense personal repugnance which have all severely tainted his legacy within academia and popular culture. But the true Robespierre was neither tyrannical nor power crazed. He was a man of passion, a man of great personal kindness, and a man who remains my inspiration for so many more reasons than it is possible to list here. So here’s to Robespierre. I hope that my work as a historian (as well as the work of all the other passionate souls on this site!) will one day rid you of the reputation you’ve never deserved. 

Beautifully said. 

n-nevskaya-n:

220 years ago today, Robespierre was executed in a coup carefully organized by his extremist colleagues. In the decades since his death, every level of malicious propaganda has been directed against him. He has been wrongly accused of dictatorship, bloodthirstiness, and intense personal repugnance which have all severely tainted his legacy within academia and popular culture. But the true Robespierre was neither tyrannical nor power crazed. He was a man of passion, a man of great personal kindness, and a man who remains my inspiration for so many more reasons than it is possible to list here. So here’s to Robespierre. I hope that my work as a historian (as well as the work of all the other passionate souls on this site!) will one day rid you of the reputation you’ve never deserved.

Beautifully said. 

(Source: crookedsin)

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I sense a test of my ability to paint Zinnfiguren is rapidly approaching now that I may have found a good, cheap, 30mm dealer in them.

lobsterwarrior:

The Saxon Army in 1810: the Uniform Plates of Alexander Sauerweid.

  • Adjutant, Leibgarde Regiment in Parade Uniform
  • Cadet Corps

Other uniforms here

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At some point this summer I’ve got to start painting French regiments of the War of The Austrian Succession again and this looks like a must have!
Really need to stop being lazy and get out the paints and brushes and finish that regiment of Arquebusiers de Grassin I started months ago so I can maybe do some cavalry next!

At some point this summer I’ve got to start painting French regiments of the War of The Austrian Succession again and this looks like a must have!

Really need to stop being lazy and get out the paints and brushes and finish that regiment of Arquebusiers de Grassin I started months ago so I can maybe do some cavalry next!

(Source: warsoflouisxiv.blogspot.com)

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Alan Rickman as Louis XIV in the forthcoming “A Little Chaos” which also stars Kate Winslett. You can bet this is on my cinematic agenda!

Alan Rickman as Louis XIV in the forthcoming “A Little Chaos” which also stars Kate Winslett. You can bet this is on my cinematic agenda!

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cuirassier:

Prussian cuirassiers during the Seven years war, G. Dorn

cuirassier:

Prussian cuirassiers during the Seven years war, G. Dorn

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bantarleton:

Major O’Shea of the Loyal Cork Legion, 1798. Martin Archer Shee.

bantarleton:

Major O’Shea of the Loyal Cork Legion, 1798. Martin Archer Shee.

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bantarleton:

On this day, precisely 230 years ago, British forces evacuated New York City — Thomas Musgrave, commander of the 40th, was commandant of the city — according to regimental and local lore, soldiers of the 40th nailed the King’s Colors to the main flag pole in Battery Park, and greased the pole before leaving the city, and the colonies for the last time.

bantarleton:

On this day, precisely 230 years ago, British forces evacuated New York City — Thomas Musgrave, commander of the 40th, was commandant of the city — according to regimental and local lore, soldiers of the 40th nailed the King’s Colors to the main flag pole in Battery Park, and greased the pole before leaving the city, and the colonies for the last time.

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