User:Hchc2009

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I've been editing on Wikipedia since 2009, so I'm still relatively new; most of my contributions are in the field of history. If you're new and need any help with castles, medieval history, or on citations or similar aspects of the wiki, drop me a line.

Castles and town walls[edit]

I've done a bit of work on castles, including Beaumaris, Bedford, Berkhamsted, Bowes, Brough, Caerphilly, Cambridge, Cardiff, Castell y Bere, Castle Rising, Clare, Clifton, Clun, Conwy, Dacre, Deddington, Dolbadarn, Dunster, Eye, Farleigh Hungerford, Framlingham, Goodrich, Hadleigh, Harlech, Kenilworth, Longtown, Loughor, Lydford, Mere, Nunney, Orford, Oxford, Okehampton, Piel, Raglan, Restormel, Southampton, St Briavels, Stokesay, Thetford, Wallingford, Windsor, Worcester and York amongst others, and the castles of Gloucestershire. Windsor Castle is now a Featured Article, which I'm quite proud of! I've strayed across the channel to cover the Bastille, which I rather enjoyed.

Framlingham Castle, complete with fake chimneys

I've also gone through and expanded Castles in the United Kingdom and Ireland, attempting an overview of the subject in the British Isles, and done the type of expansion of the Motte-and-Bailey and Keep articles. I also wrote the combo article of the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

I've done some town and city walls, including Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Canterbury, Conwy, Southampton and Worcester's town walls. I've also done some pieces on early artillery fortifications, including the wonderfully named Cow Tower, King Charles's Castle, the Old Blockhouse and Oliver's Battery. I've covered the odd medieval building or two, such as the Medieval Merchant's House in Southampton, Plas Mawr in Conwy, and Barley Hall in York.

If you want to know how to go about researching a local castle or town wall, drop me a line and I can potentially advise.

Medieval history[edit]

Early 14th-century representation of King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket, arguing

Along the way, I've done some wider medieval work. I did a lot of the work on the England in the Middle Ages, the Economy of England in the Middle Ages, the Peasants' Revolt and contributed to seven big biographical articles, King Henry I, King Stephen, the Empress Matilda, King Henry II, King John, King Henry III, Edward II and Isabella of France. I've also done some work on the Anarchy. Thanks to lots of help from other editors - especially copyeditors! - the Peasants' Revolt, Stephen, Henry I, Matilda, King John and Henry III articles are now Featured Articles, which I'm proud of too.

Early modern history[edit]

I've done a bit of my work on my favourite, 17th-century, period of history through the Army of Flanders, Philip III of Spain, Philip IV of Spain, Olivares, Baltasar de Zúñiga and (my childhood hero!) Prince Rupert of the Rhine articles. I've done the in-line citations for Cardinal Richelieu and the English Civil War articles, and expanded a fair bit of Henrietta Maria of France.

19th century history[edit]

I quite like some of the unusual aspects of 19th century history, normally those involving the clash of industrial manufacturing/exploitation with pre-modern or early technologies. I did some work on Klondike Gold Rush in partnership with Soerfm that I'm rather pleased with, and wrote the initial ice trade and early skyscraper articles. I've also done some biographical work on 2nd Marquess of Bute, an under-rated figure but responsible for the massive Cardiff Docks.

Obscure items[edit]

I've done some work in the past on war elephants (they are pretty cool), the Hortus Palatinus gardens (inspiring 17th century design!), an overview of World War I memorials, the Royal Artillery Memorial (a deeply moving design), the Southampton Cenotaph, the rather impressive Apocalypse Tapestry, the obscure but interesting Rupertinoe naval gun and Margaret Hughes (Prince Rupert's mistress).

Non-English literature[edit]

I've occasionally been translating various bits from the Spanish wikipedia, primarily on the Chilean War of Independence (see Battle of El Roble, Battle of San Carlos (1813), First Battle of Talca, Battle of El Quilo, Battle of Membrillar, First Battle of Cancha Rayada, Battle of Quechereguas, Battle of Las Tres Acequias and Siege of Chillan). I've done some work with other authors in the past on the Platine War and the Empire of Brazil and don't mind trying to help out on that sort of project when I get a chance.

Hchc2009 (talk) 11:00, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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