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I have not yet begun to fight! ~John Paul Jones, captain, USS Bonhomme Richard.
On September 23, 1779, at about 6 o'clock in the evening, the Bonhomme Richard, under the command of Jones, met the HMS Serapis in what would become known as the Battle of Flamborough Head. In a pitched battle lasting about four hours, in which both ships eventually ended up along side one another firing broadsides as fast as the crews could reload the cannon, Captain Richard Pearson, HMS Serapis, commanding, yelled over to Jones, not being able to see clearly through the smoke, "Has your ship struck?!" To which Captain Jones replied, "I have not yet begun to fight!" Eventually, the HMS Serapis struck its colours (flag); about thirty-six hours after the engagement began, the USS Bonhomme Richard, battered by the ferocious battle, sank--but not before the crew was able to transfer over to the captured Serapis.
The American victory was important, not just because Jones was taking the fight to the British--the battle took place off the shores of Great Britain itself--but because it was one of the factors that convinced the French to support the American colonies in the fight for independence. #johnpauljones #johnpaul #ihavenotyetbeguntofight #bonhommerichard #serapis #flamboroughhead #1779 #americanrevolution #americanrevolutionarywar #unitedstatesnavy #usnavy #usnavalhistory #ushistory
"He is the purest son of liberty I have ever known." - Thomas Jefferson said about Tadeusz Kościuszko, Poland’s all-American hero.

Today is 200th anniversary of his death.

#Kosciuszko #TadeuszKościuszko #Liberty #History #AmericanRevolutionaryWar #Hero
"I, the Green Dragoon, shall Lead the Charge 'gainst those Upstart Colonists, General! In Just a Minute. My d--- Sword hath gotten Snagged in my Breeches yet again." J. Reynolds. Colonel Tarleton. 1782 #arthistoryhumor #joshuareynolds #americanrevolutionarywar #breeches #dragoon
" Surrender of Lord Cornwallis "

This Painting depicts the surrender of British forces lead by General Cornwallis to joint French and American forces after Siege of Yorktown during American Revolutionary War

Yorktown , October 19, 1781

Artist : John Trumbull

#photo #pictures #art #pics #historypics #surrenderoflordcornwallis #war #battle #siege #revolutionarywar #americanrevolutionarywar #siegeofyorktown #colonialwar #army #continentalarmy #britishcolonialarmy #georgewashington #lafayette #generalcornwallis #unitedstates #france #british #america #yorktown #1780s #1781 #classic #vintage #old
Polish (and American) national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko during the battle of Racławice, part of painting - Small Racławice Panorama - by Wojciech Kossak and Jan Styka, temporary exhibition Tadeusz Kościuszko. The son of freedom, The Historical Museum/ The Royal Palace #mmw #citymuseumofwroclaw #historicalmuseum #wroclaw #visitmuseum #history #educacion #exhibition #temporaryexhibition #royalpalace #königschloss #visitmuseum #polish #polishnationalhero #polishhero #tadeuszkosciuszko #kosciuszko #kosciuszkouprising #battle #battleofroclawice #roclawicepanorama #americanhero #americanrevolutionarywar #painting #art #wojciechkossak #janstyka #sonoffreedom Polski bohater narodowy Tadeusz Kościuszko pod Racławicami, fragment obrazu "Mała Panorama Rocławicka" (szkic do dużej Panoramy) autorstwa Wojciecha Kossaka i Jana Styki, wystawa czasowa "Tadeusz Kościuszko. Syn wolności" w Muzeum Historycznym w Pałacu Królewskim #muzeummiejskiewrocławia #muzeumhistoryczne #palackrolewski
I know I haven't been posting on thelittlenikkster.wordpress.com very much, but I've been buried in research and the lives of characters in my story, some you know and some you have yet to see, and I've been writing a lot. It sucks that I won't be posting any more parts of 1794, but I'd rather complete it and release it as its own novella online. 😇
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In the meantime, I just look around at the world, at all the shit going on globally on the social and environmental scales, and I look at things happening in my immediate surroundings and there still are some signs of unkindliness, negativity, vanity, and greed, and I'm just like... 😐 Kind of fed up with it all. Which is why I take great pleasure and comfort in being close to my family, researching NB history, immersing myself in our beautiful natural world, and writing 1794. So from now on, I'm going to be posting some of my favourite King's Landing pictures and captioning them with relevant research I've found and story tidbits.
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Enjoy! ❤🍂✨🍃📚 #1794 #historicalfiction #newbrunswick #history #americanrevolutionarywar #loyalists #saintjohn #fredericton #mikmaq #acadians

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