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Very Important Info-Read This Now!!!  James D. Julia Auctioneers will be offering Session II in their March 16, 2015 Firearms Auction, the 2nd half of the extraordinary Springfield Arsenal LLC Collection of rare antique cannons.  You can bid by internet, phone, or leave a written bid if you can't attend the live auction in Fairfield, Maine.  Here's a short video preview of some of the pieces:  http://youtu.be/uktiOayJ_jo 

Here's the online illustrated catalog of our nearly 100 fine cannons, cannon models, and accouterments--scroll about 1/10 way down the page to item 2038 and start there:  http://jamesdjulia.com/auction/373-march-2015-firearms-auction-tradition-continues/?session=2

Please forward this to everyone you think may be interested, and put it on facebook, tweet it, etc, this is an historic, once-in-a-lifetime event!

Here's a listing of the 28 tons of cannons and other historical items to be offered:

List of Auction Items for March 16, 2015:

  1. Museum-grade large brass gun model, French, named "Counsulaire" after then huge weapon captured by the French in Algiers, still on display at Brest

  2. Weber brass breech-loading patent model cannon, ~7" long

  3. 1.5 inch experimental  Whitworth breech loading rifle cannon w/ copy exp. carriage, is J. Whitworth's very first breechloading, hex-bore cannon

  4. 10ga salute iron cannon w/ carriage, needs repair

  5. 15" Bronze stone Mortar Dutch, huge,Verbruggen mkd.

  6. 1786 French bronze swivel gun tube wrought iron vent, beautiful dark patina

  7. 1872 Bronze Inventor's model, N. Thompson Presentation Cannon, on handsome later carriage

  8. 1893 Krupp breechloader 65mm (#9)

  9. 18th century outstanding English swivel civilian bronze cannon, ex Bivens with stand

  10. 2  1/2 ga Strong Firearms Co. ship’s salute cannon on original naval carriage, New-Condition, and tools and two  original rare brass cartridge cases

  11. 2.5 inch Sims-Dudley Dynamite gun projectile, Span-Am,  only one known

  12. 3 Lantakas, Blunderbuss bore plus breechloader and big early one

  13. 4.5 George III, 1819 bronze Coehorn mortar on bed

  14. 8 cannon Locks. mostly flint-type, English, French, Russian

  15. 8 ga Strong salute gun on naval carriage, minty

  16. 8" Columbiad sea coast howitzer,  5 tons American history, on historic mount

  17. Ames model 1841 bronze six-pounder gun w/ original (mostly)carriage

  18. Ames U.S. 1865 American bronze Coehorn mortar, SN 208, mint cond

  19. Austrian 70mm bronze breechloading mountain gun 1893 on orig steel carriage

  20. Belgium Sea Coast gun 3 tons, 32 pounder, cast iron

  21. Brass model 24-pounder sea coast gun by Hoffman, Smithsonian model maker, on carriage, fully-articulated

  22. British 1831 Howitzer tube 4.5" (with nice repro naval carriage)

  23. Bronze eprouvette w/rare, original weighted copper shot, Spanish, Seville, 1828, mint cond with beautiful turquoise overall patina and royal crest

  24. Bronze French rare naval swivel howitzer w/iron tiller, 6-pounder

  25. Bronze swivel 1lb gunnade cut for flintlock

  26. Brown 3-GA. Ship’s salute cannon from JOSEPHINE, 93' yacht of banker Uzal . McCarter of NJ

  27. C. F. Brown working model of "Running" Iron cannon

  28. Carronade 24 lb (1800's) iron British Royal Navy, rare

  29. Costen steel lifesaving gun, steel, SN 2062

  30. Custom made iron salute cannon on carriage, highest quality, circa 1890

  31. Dahlgren 12 lb naval cannon on original carriage  (rare light model) 1858, Ft Fisher use, many-ship provenance (JUNIATA, VANDALIA, WYANDOTTE, PINTA)

  32. Dahlgren brass model on iron carriage

  33. Dutch 1764 swivel gun bronze, VOC

  34. Early Bailey & Pegg vintage 1840 merchants cannon, as fine as they are found, extensive markings

  35. English 1840's salute cannon w/carriage "Gill London"

  36. English 3lb bronze "LVIII" mountain gun

  37. English 3lb tube bronze, made in England for Haiti

  38. English brass howitzer model w/ later carriage

  39. Experimental  breech loading cannon model, falling block breech mech

  40. Experimental Potter Needle- fire cannon tube without breechblock

  41. Fancy swivel yacht gun English (maker-Thomas Pyke, Bridgewater, a clock maker)

  42. French 18th century mortar model

  43. French 3/4 lb swivel gun, very rare Model of 1756

  44. French Field gun 8lb, w/ metal stand, maker Le Courant of Rennes, wonderful cursive markings engraved on breech

  45. French model 1 pdr. bronze model of 1756, unique survivor

  46. French mountain howitzer Model-1828, dated 1843

  47. French tube 1 pounder model 1786 (well-marked) by Le Creusot of Rennes, one of only several known to survive of this founder's production

  48. German mortar model dated 1795

  49. Group of 5 commercial & custom American circa 1890 salute cannons, one dated 1898

  50. Hotchkiss 2lb mountain rifle, SN 60, original carriage, repro cartridge cases and projectiles

  51. Hubbell inventors model cannon

  52. Inventor's model, unique shape on burl stand

  53. Irish double brass 1848 model carriage chain-shot gun, ex-Bivens

  54. Iron & steel, only 6 pdr. Daniel Treadwell field gun in world

  55. Iron and brass breech loader, inventor's model, by Mann

  56. Iron Armstrong-type swivel gun

  57. Iron Line throwing cannon by Cordes of Bremerhaven, Germany, early

  58. Iron military training Mortar, fully functional

  59. Iron small merchant gun, PROVED and animal head cast trademark

  60. Iron swivel gun blunderbuss barrel on original post-head mounting

  61. J. & W. Tolley rifled steel tube, pentagonal bore, very unusual, perhaps unique

  62. John Dahlgren's original  9" shell gun model tube (his only one)

  63. Large Iron ship's Swivel gun, English

  64. Large model of 20" Rodman cannon w/carriage

  65. Large scale, exquisite French Napoleonic  limber model ca.

  66. Lg Iron /siege Mortar 8" Alger SN #19 on excellent repro carriage

  67. Lg Spanish bronze mortar, 1784, complete on bronze bed, from Morro Castle, Havana, ex-Morris family, "Malbone" mansion, Newport, RI

  68. Manby lifesaving mortar tube

  69. Model 1786 French 1lb bronze tube by Le Courant in Rennes, Fr., very well-marked.

  70. Model mortar of the dictator ca, 1864, believed cast at Ft. Pitt, only one known

  71. Model of Parrott cannon pivot carriage

  72. Original bronze yacht cannon with percussion lock & carriage made by Enoch Hidden, NYC, circa 1860

  73. Outstanding pair of Peter Seest small 1755-dated bronze swivel guns

  74. Pair late 19th cent cast iron toy seacoast guns on carriages, slight variants in details

  75. Pair of iron naval 1812 (U.S.N.??) swivel guns

  76. Pair of Iron 1840's Afghan 2 lb rifled, interesting COA's

  77. Pair of lighthouse fog cannon iron, circa 1820

  78. Pair of Rifled bronze Egyptian howitzer tubes on carriages with one Beaulieu-type shell

  79. Pair, large model English carronades

  80. Pr 1761 small Peter Seest model cannon tubes w/carriages

  81. Pr heavy German Eprouvette "powder testing mortars" white metal plated, 7” bores

  82. Pr American Moffatt 12lb and 3.4" rifle experimental  steel  breech loaders, 1870, near-new condition

  83. Pr Scottish bronze cadet guns, 6 pdr, by Featherston and Stoberry, Elder

  84. Presentation brass mortar model French

  85. Rare, excellent ca. 1790 "SNY" Bronze tube 6 lb attributed  to James Byers

  86. Russian howitzer barrel model, circa 1750

  87. Russian Howitzer bronze model,

  88. Small brass eprouvette, powder tester

  89. Small English swivel gun Iron

  90. Spectacular, museum-display 1830's English brass seacoast pivot model on large carriage

  91. Strange 5" bore line thrower

  92. Turkish mortar mkd w/Sultan's Tughra 1870

  93. U.S. 24 lb Iron Flank Howitzer spiked

  94. U.S. Navy breech loading rifled howitzer, 1870's carriage

  95. Verbruggen bronze swivel gun (ex Julias)

  96. Working large cast iron toy gas cannon, new condition

  97. WWI brass German Big Bertha shell casing 42 cm 1915, huge

  98. Large Grouping of three different pack saddles, tack, poles, ammo boxes, etc.  for Hotchkiss 2-pounder mountain gun

Here are some countries, rulers, makers', and inventors' names associated with various cannons being sold in this auction:

Whitworth, Hotchkiss, Strong, French, English, Russian, Spanish, Krupp, Skoda, Austrian, Dahlgren, Egyptian, British, Dutch, Verbruggen, Hidden, Seest, Lecourant, Bailey&Pegg, Manby, Hoffman, Rodman, Turkish, Ames, Ft. Pitt, Alger, Hubbell, Parrott, Thompson, Potter, Weber, Costen, Brown, Tolley, Sim-Dudley, Byers, Armstrong, Afghan, Treadwell, Pyke, Gilks, Seville, Douai, Hall, Dartford, Moffatt, George III, Ferdinand VII, Carlos III, U.S. Navy, Juniata, Fort Fisher, Mann, Rennes, Armstrong, King Abdur Rahman, Kabul.

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Here are more videos about individual items in the auction! 

Entry No.         Cons No.                       Title                                                                           Link

 

      

       0.  Cannon Auction Preview-Short                  http://youtu.be/uktiOayJ_jo

 

  1. 54236-Firing the Spanish 10” Mortar        http://youtu.be/nVj-3Rzsu8M

 

  1. 54243-The Moffatt Experimental Breechloading Cannon    http://youtu.be/FACBPP677-c

 

  1. 54208-Whitworth’s Original Breechloading Cannon    http://youtu.be/tGRLeJqS_tg

 

  1. 54096-Last Truckload of Cannons…    http://youtu.be/9EfzhDGUJc4

 

  1. 54228-Civil War Mortars    http://youtu.be/E2l9NU2a-XY

 

  1. 54205-Shooting the Bronze Swivel Cannon     http://youtu.be/xsVaT694wI8

 

  1. 54096-Shooting the Hotchkiss Mountain Gun    http://youtu.be/Ov5O47iSsqo

 

  1. 54141-Shooting the Fog Signal Cannon     http://youtu.be/AWVBAA6IjVc

 

  1. 54133-Civil War Mortars in Action     http://youtu.be/DaA8xLvFl5Q

 

  1. 54224-French Heavy Swivel Gun M1756   http://youtu.be/zKTDwbNVDLs

 

  1. 54205-Swivel Gunade Cannon   http://youtu.be/7MiISY9Agmo

 

  1. 54198-Moving a French Cannon Barrel    http://youtu.be/vWiXCEipL78

     

     

  2. 54239-Firing the 7 cm Austrian Mountain Gun    http://youtu.be/7sIn-n5ZeSs

 

  1. 54219-Firing the 6-Pounder French Howitzer   http://youtu.be/INStOiPJNDQ

 

  1. 54247-Tanya Shoots the Mortar   http://youtu.be/GHZQIAsOtW8

 

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Here's a copy of our favorite online antique arms and armor newsletters, The Basiliscoe Mercury! 

The Basiliscoe Mercury 217

 

The Internet newsletter for the arms and armour community

 

Good start to the year with bumper news on castles, cannons and re-enacting, not to mention hats’n’cats.

 

 
Arms and armour in the news

 

Ancient arms

 

Objects from many periods emerging out of retreating glaciers in Norway

http://sciencenordic.com/items-lost-stone-age-are-found-melting-glaciers

 

Importance of the first tools in the evolution of humans

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-01012015/article/earliest-known-stone-tools-planted-the-seeds-of-communication-and-language

 

Re-investigating Kimberley spear points

http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/aboriginal-science-a-knowledge/item/3203-new-dates-for-prized-kimberley-spear-points

 

30 tombs, 28 chariots and 98 horse skeletons excavated in China - photos and video

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-30-tombs-28-chariots-98-horse-skeletons-dating-back-2800-years-found-hubei-1482500

 

Viking smith found with his tools - pictures

http://sciencenordic.com/viking-blacksmith-buried-his-tools

 

Beasts of assorted varieties…

 

Trying to reconstruct how Neanderthals hunted

http://www.zeit.de/2014/48/waffen-werkzeug-steinzeit-archaeologie

 

The art of the SwimmersCave

http://phys.org/news/2015-01-art-scientists-ancient-lakes.html

 

Shaffron and Sultanate: Horse Armor for Indo-Islamic Royalty

http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/now-at-the-met/2015/horse-armor

 

Grave stories

 

Latest on the Alexander-era tomb in Greece - 5 individuals identified

http://artdaily.com/news/75869/Remains-of-at-least-five-people-found-in-Alexander-the-Great-era-tomb-in-Amphipolis#.VL4UwbCzWUk

 

Looking to the clouds to find Genghis Khan's tomb

http://phys.org/news/2015-01-crowdsourcing-genghis-khan-tomb.html

 

Through the arrow-slit . . .

 

Excavations at CaernarfonCastle

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/09/archaeological-discoveries-uncovered-caernarfon-castle-wales/

 

Excavating the precincts of Dunluce castle, Northern Ireland

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art513160-extremely-lucky-discovery-of-15th-century-settlement-made-near-northern-irish-castle

 

Investigations at the Château de Rodemack, Lorraine

http://www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actualites/Communiques-de-presse/p-17962-Archeologie-du-chateau-de-Rodemack-la-place-forte-aux-trois-frontieres.htm

 

Possible Hussite fortifications found in Poland

http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,403332,unknown-earth-fortifications-discovered-in-the-subcarpathian-province.html

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/mysterious-medieval-fortifications-buried-poland-020163

 

Excavations uncover Hessians in Hampshire

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art513478-archaeologists-find-soldiers-kitchen-and-prehistoric-remains-at-hampshire-farmstead

 

Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

 

Mons Meg to face new battery of modern testing

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/mons-meg-removed-from-edinburgh-castle-for-mot-1-3665760

 

Wrangles over position of Stonehaven’s cannon

http://www.mearnsleader.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillor-is-aiming-to-see-cannon-moved-1-3668080

 

Possible French cannonball found in NY state garden

http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/history-teacher-s-thinks-backyard-cannonball-is-from-th-century/article_11d76eaf-9b89-5c96-b277-11a0f4f0c6b8.html

 

Remembering Burnley’s Crimean cannons

http://www.pendletoday.co.uk/news/columnists/cannons-were-spoils-of-war-from-russians-1-7060681

 

Tracing cannon from the battle of Gonzales

http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/article_c1a625a4-a0bf-11e4-99f3-7381deab03f0.html

 

Civil War cannons of Lowell

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_27344673/cannons-lowell

 

Searching for Sherman’s abandoned ordnance in SC

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_e0db63b4-9eb0-11e4-8b2e-3fcf7631153d.html

 

Restored Nordenfelt gets an outing in Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-22/restored-gun-to-fire-at-fort-scratchley-for-first-time-in-100-y/6032906

http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2015/01/22/4166608.htm

 

Living in the past

 

If your New Year resolution was to take up jousting, here’s the place to start

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/07/medieval-rules-jousting/

 

Not to mention jousting like it’s 1529

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/11357894/How-to-joust-like-King-Henry-VIII.html

 

Beginners’ guide to mail-making

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/08/lost-mail/

 

Refighting battle of Orleans - spoiler - we still don’t win!

http://newsdaily.com/2015/01/battle-of-new-orleans-bicentennial-spurs-large-scale-re-enactment/

 

Couture Basiliscoe - all hats & cats!

 

They certainly had a use for dead cats in medieval Norwich - hats!

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/archaeological_dig_at_7m_car_park_suggests_hats_were_made_from_cats_in_medieval_norwich_1_3898598

 

Cats get their revenge here

http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/20/this-guy-designs-suits-of-armour-for-cats-5029428/

 

Royal Collections acquire Henry VIII’s hat - very swanky

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/19/henry-viii-hat-display-hampton-court

 

Waterloo watch

 

Napoleon’s letter to go on view

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art512362-napoleon-letter-of-surrender-from-waterloo-to-go-on-public-view-at-windsor-castle

 

Welsh account of Waterloo to be preserved

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-30755518

 

Nautical news

 

Searching for VOC ship Fortuynlost 1723

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/26028674/search-closes-in-on-lost-ship-fortuyn/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-18/search-for-dutch-wreck-fortuyn-off-wa/6023752

 

Exhibition on 250years of HMS Victory at Chatham

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art513509-bullet-that-killed-lord-nelson-at-the-battle-of-trafalagar-to-go-on-display-at-chatham

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art513816-lord-nelson-badge-figure-heads-and-models-star-objects-from-hms-victory-the-untold-story

 

Maritime colleagues have been intrigued by video of the Scapa Flow wrecks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzuxekGZWQM

 

 

Museum news and exhibitions

 

Museum news

 

Ontario’s MarineMuseum under threat

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-is-ottawa-sinking-kingstons-marine-museum/article22515252/

 

London’s GuildhallArtGallery re-opens

http://artdaily.com/news/75835/City-s-art-collection-presented-in-new-light-for-Gallery-s-15th-Anniversary-relaunch-#.VLzENLCzWUk

 

Museum developments

 

York Museums trusts puts collections online

http://artdaily.com/news/75739/More-than-160-000-York-Museums-Trust-treasures-go-online-for-the-first-time#.VLeAarCzWUkhttp://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/collections/

 

Museum musings

 

Piece inspired by the BritishMuseum’s Germany exhibition

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/11/germany-force-for-good-in-todays-europe

 

Conservation corner

 

Inuit use of meteorite iron

http://sciencenordic.com/greenlands-iron-age-came-space

 

Investigating medieval knife technology

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/08/early-medieval-cutting-edge-technology/

 

Maker of historic arrows gets royal reward

http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/local/royal-approval-for-arrowsmith-and-ironmonger-1-6506791

 

Round up of Australia’s work on corroding cannons

http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/perspectives/item/3289-perspective-corroding-cannons-measure-dynamic-power-in-reef-ecosystems

 

Possible future for Pompeii’s burnt scrolls

http://artdaily.com/news/75888/Scrolls-scorched-by-Vesuvius-may-be-read-again-thanks-to-21st-century-technology#.VL9w6bCzWUk

 

Objects

 

Update on collection of arms and armour stolen 18 months ago

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Hull-man-jailed-theft-Oliver-Cromwell-s-armour/story-25871288-detail/story.html

 

Winchester Rifle found leaning against a tree in Nevada – this got a lot of interest

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/1882-winchester-rifle-found-near-tree-in-nevada-park-150114.htm

http://wqad.com/2015/01/15/mystery-surrounds-discovery-of-132-year-old-gun-found-in-desert/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-nevada-winchester-20150116-story.html

 

Painting of highland shinty game goes on view in Edinburgh

http://artdaily.com/news/75760/Rediscovered-Shintu-painting-exhibited-in-Edinburgh-for-the-first-time-in-fifty-years#.VLjQZbCzWUk

 

Lost VC found in BrightonMuseum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-30802982

 

Kent Battle of BritainMuseum gets a reproduction Boulton Paul Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant Boulton Paul Defiant

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/world-war-two/art512084-boulton-paul-defiant-acquired-by-kent-battle-of-britain-museum-at-hawkinge

 

Exhibitions

 

Science in WWII in London

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/18/how-britains-second-world-war-spirit-benefited-science-winston-churchill

 

Artistic reactions to the Spanish Civil war in Chichester

http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/art513435-Pallant-House-offers-first-survey-of-British-art-in-relation-to-Spanish-Civil-War

 

Forgotten stories of the Irish at War, 1914-15, in Dublin

http://www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/recovered-voices-the-stories-of-the-irish-at-war-1914-15.aspx

 

Royal Jewellery in Stockholm

http://livrustkammaren.se/sv/glitterandgold

 

Royal Spanish collections in Madrid

http://www.patrimonionacional.es/retratos/

 

Current exhibitions at Toronto

http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/current-exhibitions

 

Current exhibitions at the Met

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions

 

Upcoming exhibitions in Washington

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/upcoming.html

 

Exhibitions at Canberra

http://www.awm.gov.au/exhibitions/

 

 

Books

 

Stuart Allan and David Forsyth: Common Cause

http://shop.nms.ac.uk/products/Common-Cause.html

 

Two books about the very differenent experiences of women in WW2

 

Michael Smith: The Debs of BletchleyPark and Other Stories

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Debs-Bletchley-Park-Other-Stories/dp/1781313873

 http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/20/bletchley-park-women-meet-codebreakers-book-launch

 

Sarah Helm: If This Is a Woman: Inside Ravensbrück, Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/18/if-this-is-a-woman-review-inside-ravensbruck-camp-women-sarah-helm-profoundly-moving

 

Publications from Les Invalides

http://www.musee-armee.fr/collections/publications-du-musee/ouvrages.html

 

Online book

 

ICOMAM MAGAZINE 15: Museums in Russia and Poland, battles Waterloo and Maragano, plus a lot more

http://www.icomam.be/magazine.php

 

Popular culture

 

Vera Brittain recalled, in advance of the film of Testament of Youth

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/11/shirley-williams-vera-brittain-testament-of-youth

 

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins by Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell – review

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/10/cultural-lives-of-whales-and-dolphins-hal-whitehead-luke-rendell-review

 

Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder review – gritty memoir dispels Little House myths

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/08/pioneer-girl-laura-ingalls-wilder-review-little-house-prairie

 

Artists-for-peace guns for sale

http://artdaily.com/news/75856/Peace-guns-by-leading-contemporary-artists-to-be-auctioned-on-28-January-at-Bonhams#.VL4VkbCzWUk

 

Events

 

Diary Dates

 

HBSA

https://sites.google.com/site/hbsauk/HBSA-calendar

 

Dublin

http://www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

 

Canadian war museum

http://www.warmuseum.ca/event/behind-the-battles-first-world-war-soldiers-kit/

 

28 January talk on conserving 16th century armour, Geneva

http://institutions.ville-geneve.ch/fr/mah/publics/adultes/midi-au-musee/

 

Calls for Papers

 

10-11 June 2015 Brussels:

From Battlefield to Drawing Room:textile and (military) fashion around 1815

http://www.klm-mra.be/klm-new/engels/main01.php?id=../congres/call-for-papers-en

 

 

Sales Fairs and auctions

 

27 -28 Jan 2015 Knightsbridge

Gentleman's Library Sale

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22132/

 

 

Websites and downloads

 

National Swedish Museums of Military History - new website

http://www.sfhm.se/en/

 

1066 etc

 

Anglo-Saxon war, crusades and Mongols

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/18/anglo-saxon-war-culture-lord-rings-legacy-reappraisal-2/

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/01/10/islamophobia-first-crusade-expansion-christendom-islamic-world/

http://deremilitari.org/2015/01/waterson-defending-heaven-chinas-mongol-wars-1209-1370-may/

 

Twittering…

This fortnight I tweeted a bracing tour round ScarboroughCastle

https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe

 

 

Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 23 January 2015

 

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