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by David F
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Name that film please
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Faintheart, of course it is!
Thanks for that.
by David F
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Name that film please
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Name that film please

Hello everyone,
There was a film earlier in the year, taking the mickey of re-enactors, can anyone give me the name please.

Yours totally blankly...
by David F
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Sash my Royalist wore....
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

I know the Blue scarf, (thanks for the correct term Merlon) is the colour adopted by the Covenanter officers. As you point out Neil, by Montrose himself, (leastways according to Montrose's version of events!) Though more likely becouse it was the colour of the Swedish army. Montrose is supposed to h...
by David F
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Sash my Royalist wore....
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

The Sash my Royalist wore....

Hello all, I'm painting a Scots Royalist wargames army, and can't find a reference to the colour of officers sashes. Did the officers of Montrose and Huntly wear the same red colour as their English counterparts, or did they follow the older Scots practice of yellow sashes? Can anyone advise? DF
by David F
Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Football.
Replies: 17
Views: 3487

Try the Smith Art Gallery and Musuim in Striling for the oldest known surviving football in the world. It's about 11 inches across, made of leather and inflated with a pigs bladder inside. It was fund in the Princes tower of Stirling Castle which was the royal nursery, dated to about 1540. We actual...
by David F
Fri May 23, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Bang for the Highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 4364

Montrose and McColla gate Invarary a going over in the winter of 1645-46, I think McColla had another swipe later in the year. Then the highland clans (including Glencoe MacDonalds) were let lose on it after Argyll's failed rising for Monmouth in 1685. All of which is of limited help of course as th...
by David F
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wallace & co. - what really happened?
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

If you're looking for heraldry, try the series of books by Pete Armstrong;- Stirlng Bridge and Falkirk ISBN 1 902667 00 X, The siege of Caerlaverock Castle ISBN 1 902667 01 8, The Battle of Bannockburn ISBN 1 902667 02 6, Dupplin Moor ISBN 1 902667 03 4 and Otterburn ISBN 1 902667 04 2. All by Lynda...
by David F
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Flodden 1513
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Flodden 1513

In view of some recient threads in the General History dept. I'd reccomend Flodden 1513, by Niall Barr, Tempus publishing, ISBN 0-7524-1792-4 The best book I've come across on the Campaign, I used it on a field trip which Stirling castle staff made to Flodden in September 2006. Very well written, it...
by David F
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What right with the film Braveheart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2841

Edward 1st was a psychopath, (just ask Simon de Montfort) Prince Edward of Canarvon was a raging whoopsie, the old king pulling his hair out in clumps and dragging him by the beard to a window and throwing him out, ( the prince not his lover) to make a man of him. He landed in the moat.... The Engli...
by David F
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lanark 2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3403

Lanark 2008

Hello all,

Has there been any word as to the dates for the Lanark show this year?
by David F
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Bonnie Prince Charlie
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

I believe the the Gaelic bastardisation, came from the "Charlie" part, The Gaelic for Charles is something like "Terlig", which if you say it fast enough sounds like "Charlie"
by David F
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 14482

So just clarify for me, What is wrong with Braveheart?, the glaring liberties with history?, the Battle of Stirling Bridge?,(no bridge), The town of Lanark being surrouded by 3000 foot mountains? (filmed in Glen Nevis), Kilts and woad (no further comments needed), buckets of mud over everything, and...
by David F
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Anyone do anything 19th century in Scotland?
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Is there anything to do in 19th Century Scotland other than the 1820 weavers rising or the clearances? If you do somthing like that, and since you'll be the ones with the weapons, I can't see it being very popular with the punters. You'd have a better chance of survival setting fire to a Saltire at ...
by David F
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Warwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Thanks folks, I was afraid of that.
by David F
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Warwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Warwear

Hello all'

Can anyone give me the URL for Warwear?
The link I have which is the same as in the Lacewars site dosen't work, any ideas?
by David F
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Lanark 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Tell Debs, my friend says no problem, enjoy..
by David F
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Lanark 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

More Lanark 2006

Hello all,
One of my mates has finally downloaded some nice photies of Lanark 2006, so slightly belated here's the link..

http://www.dinnatouch.net/gallery/thumb ... =22&page=1
by David F
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 6011

What's wrong with "The Patriot?" I resent any film that has me rooting for the Red Coats!!! Actually the Brittish baddie, is loosly based on Banastre Tarlton (I think that how you spell it), Who was, it has to be said a bit of a ruffian, then again the people who he was fighting were no better, and ...
by David F
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: la columna at sheffield
Replies: 23
Views: 3805

If you want fascist representation try Stirling Castle during the summer season, our visitor book is filled with comments from Spanish visitors which have little to do with their visit. Instead of the usual comments about the castle/weather/food, the Spanish leave comments about what they think of t...
by David F
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the series Rome?
Replies: 19
Views: 4124

I enjoyed it, but young Octavian and his sister? Is this the same Octavian who as Caeser Augustus bannishes Ovid to a desert isle for his immoral verse?
by David F
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 14482

I agree, Rupert is a perfectly good name for a chap from Sussex, it's just that I'm a bit of a romantic and the thought of Rupert MacDonald of ClanRanald is just so, so not right. Quite right for HS to refuse you a discount, (Some of the bosses may see this site and I'm hoping for a pay rise.) I'd f...
by David F
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 14482

Guthrie, I'm with you re "Prince Michael of Albany", I've actully been "presented" to him about 12 years ago. It was called the "Soiree of the White Cockade", if I remember rightly the chief of Clan Ranald was there with his son Rupert, I kid you not Rupert. I came away from that meeting secure in t...

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