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Missing Germanic Tribes Packs, Viking Models Added & Price Change

We have been sorting through our enormous catalogue of moulds to recover missing packs and models from our ranges...

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FURY OF THE NORTHMEN - The Vikings

FURY OF THE NORTHMEN - The Vikings

The Viking Myth:  If you read popular histories of the Scandinavians it is easy to assume that one-day in 790AD a new phenomenon was unleashed upon Christendom in the form of a sea-borne raid by northern barbarians upon a settled shore. This, however, could not be further from the truth. The peoples of the far north of Europe had been raiding civilisations to the south for a thousand years, first continental Celts then Baltic Germans assaulted the British Isles, followed by the Saxons, Jutes, Angles and other motley adventurers. Recent research suggests that even the Picts may have originally sailed...

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THE EARLY GERMANS: Wild Tribes of the North

German Society: We are very lucky to have some first-hand commentaries about the Germans from their initial contacts with the Romans and these appear to be borne out by archaeological evidence as accurate. From these commentaries we can build up a picture of the complex tribal society that was in place between the 1st century BC and the mid-3rd Century AD before the influences of Roman ‘civilisation’ took hold.

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The English Civil Wars 1642-51

By John French Shop our English Civil War range here.  The Bishop's Wars 1639 & 1640 Eleven Years' Tyranny The years 1629-40 were the so called 'Eleven Years' Tyranny', when Charles used his Prerogative Powers to govern the country largely without the aid of Parliament. Various grievances on both sides led to Charles dissolving Parliament. He instead used a small council of advisors including William Laud (Archbishop of Canterbury) and Thomas Wentworth. This was known as the Conciliar System. Laud wanted to impose uniformity within the Church and persuaded Charles to make it compulsory for Scotland to use the English Prayer...

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The Thirty Years War and The Civil War Connection

Shop our English Civil War & Thirty Years War ranges here. While England was in the midst of fighting its own Civil War, most of mainland Europe was fighting out the final rounds of a longer, more widespread and bloody conflict. The Thirty Years War raged from 1618 to 1648 and was the proving ground in which many of the English and Scottish soldiers fighting in the English Civil War learned their trade. Most of these soldiers were members of Swedish mercenary companies and regiments. The Thirty Years War comprised a series of conflicts fought between great dynastic powers, religious...

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