Battle of the Boyne Documentary

This episode of Battlefield Britain focus on The Battle of the Boyne, fought in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James II, and those of William III of England (Prince of Orange), who, with his wife Mary II (his cousin and James's daughter), had acceded to the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1688. The battle took place across the River Boyne near the town of Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland, and resulted in a victory for William. This turned the tide in James's failed attempt to regain the British crown and ultimately aided in ensuring the continued Protestant ascendancy in Ireland.

Free English Civil War Flags

This 28mm Life offers a large collection of free print-and-play flags from the English Civil War.

Pirate Image Archives

Here's an online gallery with some very good images of pirates, and related documents and maps. I know that the pirate gaming craze has largely subsided, but its one of htose things that I've always wanted to to.

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Uniforms of The Thirty Years War Painting Guide

Vexillia have a free painting guide for troops of the Thirty Years War.

Puritan Casualties In King Philip’s War

The Historical Journal of Massachusetts has an informative article on King Philip's War. The 1675 - 1676 conflict was the bloodiest in American history, when population is taken into account. From the abstract:

Recent scholarship has underscored the carnage inflicted by King Philip’s War (1675-76). Colonists faced a diverse assortment of Native Americans led by Wampanoag sachem Metacom (whom the colonists referred to as King Philip). In terms of population, King Philip’s War was the bloodiest conflict in American history. Fiftytwo English towns were attacked, a dozen were destroyed, and more than 2,500 colonists died – perhaps 30% of the English population of New England. At least twice as many Native Americans were killed. Some historians estimate that the combined effects of war, disease, and starvation killed half the Native population of the region. The war left an enduring legacy.