Wednesday, 10 August 2016

New book series

Andrew Bamford writes: New logo design for the book series that I am editing for Helion and Company Publishing. The first titles will be out over the coming winter: topics for the first twelve months’ releases include studies of the Battle of Prestonpans 1745, the naval blockade of Brest 1793-1815, the 1794 campaign in the West Indies, and the 1799 Helder campaign; works on uniforms and military organisation covering the Dutch army 1713-1772 and the Spanish Army c.1800; memoirs – all with notes and commentary – covering the Seven Years War, French and Indian War, and Napoleonic Wars. Watch this space for more details.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Loyal Warrington Volunteers

This full-length portrait depicts James Ashton, one of the Loyal Warrington Volunteers in uniform. He is stood on a balcony with drums on his right, and a view behind of a church and green.
The Loyal Warrington Volunteers, a county militia regiment, were formed in 1798 and disbanded in 1801. They reformed again in 1803 as the Warrington Local Militia, known as the 'Blue Backs' because their uniform tunics had a scarlet front and a blue back.