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The First Foot Guards

We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards

 

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Articles of general interest
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Contemporary Events
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Weaponry
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Words and Musick
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For a deeper understanding of History
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Miscellaneous
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Contemporary Events

George Washington on the Battle of Trenton
In his own words...
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The loss of The Royal George
A tragic misjudgment resulted in the deaths of our tars.
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For a deeper understanding of History

There's more to macaroni than cheese
On fashion on the 1760's and 1770s
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General John Burgoyne
Being an account of his life and times
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The importance of potash in Massachusetts
A little-known story, that explains the landscape, and much more.
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A fine recruitment fpeech
To be fpoken with gufto.
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Excerpt from the diary of
James Thacher MD
for the year 1776
with a link to an online source with the rest of his diary.
A valuable resource
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Excerpt from the diary of
James Thacher MD
for the year 1775
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Instructions on Recruitment
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Redcoat & Khaki
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The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst
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History of the formation of an English national army
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The 'Circus' as we know it was invented by a retired soldier
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Weaponry

The development of the rapier
How it changed from military use to gentleman's sidearm


The Development of Black Powder

Its history and formulation



Miscellaneous

Sjt Parsons' visit to school
Kids were duly impressed...
(Not impressed into the Army)
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Words and Musick

She is indeed 'passing fair'
Clarification of the useful period word "passing"
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Honi soit qui mal y pense
Winston uses it...what does it mean?
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Chop, cut and slice
Thoughts on some old French words...
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Anacreaon in Heav'n
The popular drinking song that became even more popular
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Huzzah!
Where did this word come from, anyway?
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Scipio
The regimental slow march
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The British Grenadiers
The regimental march
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