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  • National Archives Podcast Series

    Posted: 09/04/13

    The post-Restoration army: 1660-1714

    Pod-casts by The National Archives (TNA):

    This pod-cast from TNA was released 5th April 2013. It covers the post-Restoration army 1660-1714, its duration is 47 minutes and is read by Ralph Thompson...the pod-cast can be freely downloaded from iTunes. It can also be listened to directly on the TNA website at:

    http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/the-post-restoration-army-1660-1714/

    This is a TNA description of the pod-cast:

    We follow the history of the army from its inception as a standing force after the overthrow of the English republic and the restoration of the House of Stuart, through its increasing professionalisation during the War of the Spanish Succession to the death of Queen Anne. Highlighting the many different types of arms of the ‘regular’ soldier, this pod-cast concentrates on the major campaigns and the far-flung theatres of war of the early ‘Lace Wars’ period is illustrated by the many (and often overlooked) sources held by The National Archives.

  • Kent Archaeological Society

    Posted: 19/05/10

    STORIES OF ‘THE LOST MEMORIALS OF LOOSE’ ARE NOW ON THE INTERNET:

    Records of hundreds of people who lived in Loose, near Maidstone, and adjacent parishes over a period of many centuries are now featured on the Kent Archaeological Society’s website, www.kentarchaeology.org.uk.

    The records, in the form of 340 memorial inscriptions (‘MIs’) on gravestones, tablets, tombs and monuments at All Saints’ parish church and Loose Cemetery, were transcribed by Roger Thornburgh, president of the Loose Area History Society (LAHS) and other members who started work on the project more than 20 years ago.