Saturday, 2 July 2016

17th century toy soldiers?

I am currently re-reading one of my favourite novels-
In it mention is made of Prince Charles ( later Charles I) having toy soldiers and cannon. Anyone shed light upon this?


  1. I've not heard of 17c model soldiers before,but it seems likely they were about...made of wood I should think. He clearly didn't learn much from his tactical games.

  2. Didn't Charles boast (after Lostwithiel, I believe) that he was the best general in his army? Maybe the toy soldiers did pay off.