Mr. Boulton and his Naval Medals

  This blog will be a little bit different than my usual musings. I have just finished reading a new book by Sim Comfort, Matthew Boulton’s Naval Medals, it is a most interesting read, and I feel compelled to draw attention to it. Sim Comfort, an American

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NGS 1793-1840: The Boat Service Actions

  I’ve previously written about aspects of the Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 in this blog series (click to follow link). In this blog, I will focus on a special category of clasp for the medal, those awarded for Boat Service actions. Students of the NGS medal will know

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Battle of Copenhagen 1801: 49th Foot

  I’ve previously written a blog (click link to view it) on the medals issued by Denmark for the defense of Copenhagen at Nelson’s famous battle on April 2nd 1801. In this blog, I will focus on the British Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 (NGS), which was

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Tipu Sultan and the Seringapatam Medal

The Honourable East India Company (HEIC) Medal for Seringapatam awarded for the capture of Tipu Sultan’s Mysore Fortress has always been one of my favorite medals. Part of the medal’s appeal is the beautiful obverse depicting the British Lion attacking the Mysore Tiger, symbolically representing Tipu Sultan.

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