Galleries

King George III

Clockwise from top left: (1) Portrait of King George III in profile (1738-1820) c.1762 Studio of Allan Ramsay. (2) King George III in 1800

Regimental Uniforms

Clockwise from top left: (1) 1745 Lascelles’ Regiment (later 47th Foot and then 1st Loyals) marches from Edinburgh to Stirling, where the Royal army is assembling before moving into the Highlands to confront Bonnie Prince Charlie, who had landed from France in July and was gathering the Clans.

Battles

Clockwise from top left: (1) “The Redoubt” During the closing moments of the battle of Bunker/Breed’s Hill ( June 17th 1775): The infuriated British Marines and 47th Foot storm over the side of the Patriot redoubt and Dr. Joseph Warren (light blue silk waistcoat and white breeches) is about to meet his fate. For prints go to: https://www.wbritain.com/the-art-of-don-troiani

Oddities

Clockwise from top left: (1) The subject is 78 year-old Samuel Whittemore, who took up arms in the later part of the day on April 19, 1775. While skirmishing with others he was cornered (probably couldn’t run too fast) by soldiers of the battalion company of the British 47th Regiment of Foot . He shot one with his musket and two more with his pistols . He was shot in the face, clubbed in the head with a musket butt and bayoneted a number times. Despite his grievous wounds he lived another 18 years! Accounts of this vary greatly in details and the story gets better as told over over the last 200 years as usual. For more info read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Whittemore For prints of this: https://www.wbritain.com/the-art-of-don-troiani