Monday, 27 April 2015

Barry Lyndon

Look-In Pretenders (1972)

 As I mentioned last week I am pretty excited about this tv swashbuckler from 72 getting released on DVD (July 6th of course) - I remember it fondly as a 12 year old learning about the Monmouth Rebellion and it has been the subject of much yearning on my Monmouth Rebellion Facebook group. So I bought this Look-In special to whet everyone's appetite...

Friday, 24 April 2015

new book launched at SALUTE

This promises to be a worthwhile purchase. On the Ken Trotman stand.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Pretenders (1972) the complete series

Something I am pretty excited about and spotted by Michael James on my Monmouth Rebellion FB group is this series which is getting the DVD reissue treatment! It has an excellent story and is well worth getting. The Sedgemoor episode was especially good but then I was an impressionable child when I saw it.  Do you remember it?
Details here

Culloden 1746

Today is the anniversary of this tragic battle. Wiki
Image Fitzjames horse from Like Hungry Wolves

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Barry Lyndon screenplay

Go here for an article that contains pdf of the original screenplay.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Battle of Mollwitz

Today is the anniversary of this early victory for Frederick the Great. Wiki
 Antoine Pesne Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin on horseback

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015