Today I visited Buckingham Old Gaol museum, which is well worth a visit for those interested in the history of the volunteer soldier in the 18th and 19th centuries.
There are three display cabinets maintained by the Bucks Military Museum Trust (who have a good website) which contain artefacts relating to the Royal Bucks King's Own Militia, Bucks…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2013 at 17:17
I will be giving a talk entitled 'The material life of the militiaman: uniforms, 1757-1815' at the 'British History in the Long Eighteenth Century' Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, 5:15 on Wednesday 27 June:
As an extra incentive, there's the end of year party afterwards. Hope to see some of you there!
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 9:48
I am currently in Dorchester doing research at the Dorset History Centre. By coincidence, there is an exhibition at the County museum called "Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County", showing paintings of key Dorset figures painted by the likes of Gainsborough and Reynolds, many of which are from private collections. The poster features a 1782 portrait of George Pitt, Colonel of the…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2011 at 19:07