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


The Annual Register
has been published each year since 1758 as a retrospective 
of the year's happenings.

It is a valuable source of historical information, and contains much that 
now appears to us as odd or quaint. It reports on hangings, royal births, international events, 
robberies and mayhem, and much more.

"The Annual Register is a resource that can be used by historians at all levels, from senior researchers to university teachers, undergraduates and school students. Access to The Annual Register is an ideal introduction to using primary source material because it is comprehensive, simple to navigate, and easily digestible. Students can develop their research skills by comparing the accepted opinion of the time with current historical interpretations and charting the changing political bias of The Annual Register.  Researchers will use it for quick and easy access to the wealth of detail it provides on historical events and periods." Private soldiers can use it, too.

It's divided for each year into sections:
Chronicle: Day by day record
History of Europe: World history, really.
Poetry: Such gems as "Hark the fhrill blaft keen o'er my piggery blows..."
Book Reviews

Here's an interesting example, 
recounting the amazing trials of Ferguson's rifle 

Internet Library of Early Journals
Offsite link
also contains: 
The Gentleman's Magazine, 
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

 ILEJ has GIFs of all the pages of the Annual Register from 1758 to 1788


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