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by Mark P.
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3694

The Prussians in blue should be Regiment zu Fus 'Erbprinz von Hessen Darmstadt'

http://www.hessen-militaer.de
(http://www.hessen-militaer.de)


Also see below for link to Garde Francais site:

http://www.gardesfrancoises.it/
(http://www.gardesfrancoises.it/)


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by Mark P.
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23751

I hope this doesn't extend to using outrageuos beards :o

US Civil War influence on centre

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 033451.stm
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 033451.stm)

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by Mark P.
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Details for short 'doublet' found on bog body please
Replies: 26
Views: 5671

I'm afraid it doesn't sound like any garment I've seen or heard of before.

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by Mark P.
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Have started reading books again:

'A Soldier Like Way'
The Material Culture of the British Infantry 1751-1768 by R.R. Gale

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 311#163311
(http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 311#163311)

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by Mark P.
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23751

Agree about the propaganda, check out Morier's painting 'An incident in the Rebellion of 1745'. Even if the artist models used to portray Jacobites weren't actual highlanders it would not have been too difficult for him to paint on a couple of beards. In fact stubble seems to be the most that is sho...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'A Soldier-Like Way'
Replies: 1
Views: 790

'A Soldier-Like Way'

'A Soldier-Like Way' The Material Culture of the British Infantry 1751-1768 by R.R. Gale pb pub 2007 ISBN 978-0-9765797-2-4 If a re-enactor could define what they wanted to make their ideal book it would probably end up like this. Text based on primary source documents Colour reproductions of primar...
by Mark P.
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23751

The other category of C18th 'beardy' that is shown is in representations of Jews in political pamphlets, broadsides and the like.

I think from the C18th British perspective it seems to be:

People like us - no beards
People not like us - beards


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by Mark P.
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23751

See the 'dutch redoats' thread below for some pics of, well C18th dutch redcoats.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9931
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fort William re-enactment 15th Sept
Replies: 7
Views: 2766

A Ah found it, I was looking in completely the wrong place, quite impressive, your building yourself a fair sized redcoat army there Ian.You just need to load 'em down with a few bread bags and knapsacks, they look far too comfy as they are. Not planning to march on London or take over the world are...
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fort William re-enactment 15th Sept
Replies: 7
Views: 2766

Hi Ian, I presume the photos are the one's in the Culloden album? I like the battle pic at the end. Was the event themed around Culloden? I'd be interested to know how well it went down? The crowd seem to be enjoying themselves in the photos.

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by Mark P.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 21/22 September 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

A few excerpts from the Battle of Prestonpans website (http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... fault.aspx) which is looking pretty good. Posted here to try and split off from the Gunpowdermills thread.

In the battle media section a video from 1995
http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... audio.html
(http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... audio.html)

And a bit about the 77th Highlanders from the Czech Republic
http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... ewsid=1928
(http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/ ... ewsid=1928)

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by Mark P.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mens formal dress, 1770s
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

I'll get in before anyone else does and post the link to the C18th page of 'The Costumiers Manifesto'

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/18thlinks.htm

(http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/18thlinks.htm)

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by Mark P.
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th -19thC Indo-Persian Re-enactment
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

One of the guys in LW has done a bit of stuff about SYW in India, he doesn't post on here but I will pass this message on to him.

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by Mark P.
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10693

Highlanders in bikinis? :shock:

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by Mark P.
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10693

According to their calendar they seem to be in Scotland till 30th sept?

http://scottish.livinghistory.cz/events.php

(http://scottish.livinghistory.cz/events.php)

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by Mark P.
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10693

Any feedback or fotos from prestonpans?
I understand there were some re enactors over from the Czech republic.

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by Mark P.
Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tradecards, playbills, menus, broadsides & ballards
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

I had a little play and found this in the digital ballads collection, it takes some time but there are interesting things to be found. Note link for ballads should be as follows:

(http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ballads/ballads.htm)

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by Mark P.
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Congrats to Mark P
Replies: 18
Views: 3531

Thanks to everyone for their congratulations, help yourself to a slice of e-cake. Suitable for downloading by vegetarians.
by Mark P.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Pictures of Lace Wars at Cliveden.
Replies: 24
Views: 3559

IMG 0213WTMK

See Jon, you can go to the Ball. :)
by Mark P.
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

I've never noticed much hair on the Colonels chin.
You obviously know him on a more intimate basis Tod.
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by Mark P.
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

The programme made it onto 'Pick of the Week' on R4 on Sunday.

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by Mark P.
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Need any research from Williamsburg?
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

That'll be the north side then.

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by Mark P.
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

A very interesting listen, the development of a soundscape of the battle was not something you necessarily think about. It highlighted the impact of the romanticisation of Victorians still has on modern viewpoints of the battle and discussed the introduction of Clan attributed grave markers in the 1...
by Mark P.
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE at Sheffield
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Hi Mark
Is that the first time you have been to the Sheffield event


I seem to remember doing the LW commentary at Sheffield in 2005, it all seems a bit vague, two years is obviously a long time.

Matt saw you in the arena 'defending' the guns from the 11th Hussars.
Nice uniforms.

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle
Replies: 16
Views: 2440

Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle

Saw this advertised after it had been broadcast , not had chance to hear it yet but its available on the 'listen again' section of the bbc internet site. Filed under 'C'. Listen Again Culloden: A New Battle Tuesday 28 August 2007 11:00-11:30 (Radio 4 FM) m (m) Mark Stephen explores the battlefield w...
by Mark P.
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE at Sheffield
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

NFOE at Sheffield

A couple of pics from the Sunday NFOE skirmish at Sheffield.
Unfortunately the quality is not too hot as I was a long way away in the audience.
Highlight was Steve firing with a charge that big it managed to knock his own hat off :shock:

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Eighteenth Century Wig
Replies: 21
Views: 4467

I think you might be stuck with either very cheap or expensive, its not a particulary thriving market.

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Eighteenth Century Wig
Replies: 21
Views: 4467

Try Derek Easton, who has a huge variety of wigs, including period gentlemans wigs. Recommended a couple of times in the costume section.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9253

(http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9253)

www.derekeastonwigs.co.uk

http://www.derekeastonwigs.co.uk/frames.htm

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by Mark P.
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Where was the Duke of Cumberland buried
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

anyone interested on coming to Fort William on the 15th of September?


Hi Ian, sorry I won't be able to make it to your Fort William event, but I am getting married on September 16th.
Hope your event goes well.

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by Mark P.
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Where was the Duke of Cumberland buried
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

lamb kebab pizza, that should be minty?
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