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by Mark P.
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Thanks for that, I picked up 'Sons of the Mountains' vol 1 from Ken Trotman (wasn't sure if vol 2 would be worth getting).
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)

A new book from Osprey due out in January. Anotherone for the bookshelf if you buy on sight like me. Copied this from their website. Highlander in the French-Indian War 1756–67 (Warrior 126) Paperback; January 2008; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846032745 Colonial American historian Ian Macpherson McCulloch u...
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 11723

I think the Bannockburn event has had a few problems in the past from it getting mixed up with 3rd parties with different agenda's.
Comments are made and things done etc. :roll:
I think the external issues would be 100 x's worse if NTS tried to do a Culloden event.


MP
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Coats
Replies: 35
Views: 6428

Here is a pic of some Gentlemen in Edinburgh, drawn by Paul Sandby about 1747-50.
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 3802

Flintlocks,
meet the Flintlocks

etc

etc
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17thc written materials
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

A nice mix on that website, I must admit I've never had a go at using ligatures.

OT The pattern for socks looks very useful as well.
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 11723

Latest on delays via bbc news website: IT delays for battlefield centre Delays in opening the new £8m Culloden Battlefield visitor centre have been blamed on state-of-the-art technology. The National Trust for Scotland said it was working hard to overcome the ongoing delays. But the organisation cou...
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17thc written materials
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Would this be hand written documents or printed matter like forms etc.?
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 3802

Soiled flints. Yuk.
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 3802

OK, who got all the flints?
I was left with about three!
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11101

Are they digging up the Cathedral Green then?
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BBC, Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 2832

Very good, the hamster guilotine might cause a few complaints though!
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11101

Derby Dec' 2007

Is it too soon to start a Derby thread?
Anyone got any details or warning orders?
The 13th, 36th and 47th should be there, any others?

Mark P
by Mark P.
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

A couple of references to the location and actions of the actual Hanoverian Army in 1746 from a SYWA journal article. In Feb 1746 the Hanoverian general Ilten refused to let his cavalry join in a counter attack against the French besiegers by the Garrison of Brussels. During May 1746 13,000 Hanoveri...
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bayreuth 14/9- 15/9 - 2007 (18th century)
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Excellent costumes as ever.
Nice Pics.

MP
by Mark P.
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 3802

TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov

I know theres already probably a thread elsewhere but who cares.
Anyway I plan to be there Saturday afternoon for the usual re supply of flints and black powder solvent.

Mark P.
by Mark P.
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

A quick skim through the events of the campaign seems to indicate that all the towns taken by the French after Fontenoy in 1745 had Dutch/Austrian Garrisons. The 1746 campaign had a very late start June/July I think so it may be that the Hanoverian Army was 'in winter quarters' in Hanover for the wh...
by Mark P.
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3668

For those that can't get a copy of this book there is now a new pamphlet (about 30 pages) by Dr. Christopher Duffy called 'Victory at Prestonpans' available for download from: http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/html/bop-m_duffy.html (http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritaget...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 11723

If anyone is local to the visitor centre they might be interested to know there will a be a talk about the battle held there by Christopher Duffy as well as other stuff as part of St Andrews Day celebrations on Fri 30th November http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/21/Events/Soon/# (http://www.nts.org.uk/...
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

Heres a bit of secondary info about the Battle of Rocour, 11th October 1746 from an article by Peter Lenders in the Seven Years War Association Journal Vol. VIII No. 2. At this satge the first few Battalions of the British Army were starting to return from Scotland. The centre of the Allied army, wa...
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

As an indication of how ingrained the 'Hanoverian' misnomer is amongst Jacobite sympathisers check this quote from a website on Rob Roy John Graham of Claverhouse. Dundee, known by his supporters as ‘Bonnie Dundee’, was to meet the Hanoverian army of William of Orange led by General Hugh MacKay at K...
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Records or history of the Hanovarian army 1745/6
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

Try checking out the dates of European land battles and seiges between Sept 1745 and Sept 1746 from a general modern history of the WAS then read the specific reports from the London Gazette and Gentlemans Magazine (both available online) to get an idea of which Hannoverian units were there and what...
by Mark P.
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'Slavery' in C18th Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Could definately use a copy of the leaflet if yours crops up amongst your stuff Nige.

MP
by Mark P.
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: An alternative C18th re-enactment role for a Women?
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

An alternative C18th re-enactment role for a Women?

The following might make an interesting historical vignette for someone who likes shouting. :lol: Women were often employed in spreading the news of items which had been lost, the arrival of fresh food at the market or some piece of local intelligence. One such person was Beetty Dick of Dalkeith in ...
by Mark P.
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'Slavery' in C18th Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

I'm sure there used to be a leaflet produced by Tilbury Fort listing the fates of those Jacobite prisoners held there. Annoying things is I'm sure I had a copy and now I can't find it, still getting old now so memory may be playing tricks on me. The actual sentence handed down and the final punishme...
by Mark P.
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'Slavery' in C18th Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

'Slavery' in C18th Scotland

I know that slavery was also around in England at the same time but there is an interesting exhibiton on at Alloa Tower until 31st October. Whith LH or arena displays showing the various strata of Scottish/Highland society would anyone be wiling to go as far as this? Among the exhibits from all over...
by Mark P.
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 17873

Osprey 366, Colonial American Troops (1) plate B3 shows a soldier of Dutch Corp of Marines circa 1675 wearing blue coat with yellow cuffs. Quite a 'modern' looking uniform. An old Military Modelling article on the Dutch Navy and Marines in the AWI indicates that officers of the Dutch East India Comp...
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 17873

Extract from El Dorado Vol 2 Nr 2 Article by C.A. Norman Throughout the 18th century the colonies were garrisoned only by local militias "Schutterij", and volunteer units of local civilians raised for particular threats. There is no information on the uniforms of these units, or if they ev...
by Mark P.
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23623

Centre is due to open 'late autumn', no fanfares yet so I presume its not ready yet. Some films also available via this link then scroll down to bottom of page. http://www.nts.org.uk/NewsStory/131/ (http://www.nts.org.uk/NewsStory/131/) The National Trust for Scotland has identified an exciting new ...
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 17873

I had a look at 'El Dorado Magazine' via 'Magweb' and the earliest Dutch West Indies uniform details I could find where 1750's. Doesn't mean earlier info isn't out there though.

Now if you'd have asked for Danish West Indies instead....

MP

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