Saturday, February 08, 2020

George III's Military Map Collection... Edgehill

Royalist dispositions at Edgehill - attributed to BERNARD DE GOMME (1630-85) Picture courtesy Royal Collection Trust
Spotted this reference/link on the excellent Murdock's [clicky] blog the other day ... click to embigen 

George III had a huge collection of  military maps featuring battles and campaigns between 1532 and Waterloo (5 years before his death)

It's been digitised by the Royal Collection Trust, and is visible here [clicky]..   very much recommended, and thanks for highlighting it Murdock!

7 comments:

  1. George IV was regent at the time of Waterloo?

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    1. "George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820". It says 'ere... :o)

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  2. George IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as regent during his father's final mental illness.

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    1. Ahhh.. I'd forgotten about the madness bit...! Post updated..

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  3. Waterloo 18th June 1815.

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  4. I wonder if anybody actually deploys their toy soldiers like that when re-fighting Edgehill?

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    1. Codsticker.. an excellent question, I'd love to now... I do wonder that most ECW rules are rather at brigade level (even when regiments are deployed), and so that level of detail is lost in the extraction??? There is no doubt, the Swedish system when you read how it works is damn complicated... even the Swedes dropped it a few years after Adolphus was killed...

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