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Movies: Early Modern Military History 1450AD – 1750AD



Michiel de Ruyter (Admiral; 2015) (Jaap Boender)

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France, and Germany, and the country is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676)


Cromwell (1970) (Andy Grainger)

  1. Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles’ policies, and the self-interest of the ruling class, and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.


Potop (“The Deluge”) (1974) (Jim Wallman)

During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.


The Last Valley (1971) (Jim Wallman)

During the Thirty Years’ War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war.




Culloden (1964) (Jon Casey)

The 1746 Battle of Culloden, the last land battle fought in the British Isles and the battle that ensured that Scotland was controlled by England.


Barry Lyndon (1975) (Andy Grainger)

1750s. Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army.


H.M.S. Defiant (1962) (Jon Casey)

  1. On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget, whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.



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