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by Mark P.
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Portraying a Colonial
Replies: 15
Views: 4175

Open fire. Not really my cup of tea, I know there's a locked thread on characterisation which covers most opinions. Character: Male or female? Date line: to nearest 15 years because the clothes change very quickly. Geographic location: Mexico is a long way from Alaska and a sombrero is never going t...
by Mark P.
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Do you mean just a soldiers red coat, or the full uniform for each of the three periods?

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by Mark P.
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

A copy of the house of hanover sale catalogue is up on e-bay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SOTHEBYS-THE-ROYA ... dZViewItem

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by Mark P.
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Military Cross
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Try the London Gazette online archive. complete coverage of the London Gazette is provided for the period of the Second World War. Printed volumes have been digitised from January 1939 to December 1948 (many of the military honours were awarded in the period immediately after the end of hostilities)...
by Mark P.
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: C17th Living History Groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Although its at the very end of of your dateline why not have a look at Lacewars (http://www.lacewars.co.uk/). They have a specific civilian group which concentrates on LH although most of the military units also accept civilians. Even at military events the skirmish only occupies 30 minutes of a fu...
by Mark P.
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Wooden World by N.A.M. Rodger
Replies: 1
Views: 860

The Wooden World by N.A.M. Rodger

The Wooden World The Anatomy of the Georgian Navy by N.A.M. Rodger pb published 1988 ISBN 0-00-686152-0 The book has a very narrow focus concentrating on navy in the seven years war period 1756-63 with a few examples from the immediately preceding or following decade. This narrow time period allows ...
by Mark P.
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Stuarts' Secret Army
Replies: 1
Views: 740

The Stuarts' Secret Army

The Stuarts' Secret Army English Jacobites 1689-1752 By Evelyn Lord Published 2004 ISBN 0-582-77256-7 I saw a copy of this book in Foyles and was intrigued by the topic as its not something that gets much coverage in general Jacobite histories. The shop copy was a bit the worse for wear and at over ...
by Mark P.
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite gold
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Right I'm off to get my bucket and spade.
I think I'll adopt the guise of an innocent holiday maker with an interest in digging really deep holes in the sand. :wink:

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by Mark P.
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Little Doric.
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

I know that it is risky to rely on a single secondary source but here goes anyway. This is from The '45 by Christopher Duffy, page 87 and 88 to be exact. 'Although numerically speaking, the Jacobite forces were predominantly of Lowland origin ' 'The term highland line signifies a cultural division b...
by Mark P.
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Little Doric.
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

And there's me thinking you were talking about Dickens...........
Steve

Perhaps I should have gone with 'alas poor Doric' ?
by Mark P.
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Little Doric.
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Little Doric.

I see the NTS are heavily promoting Gaelic as part of the new Culloden visitor centre. There is no mention of Scots/Doric though. Given the split between highland and lowland troops which language would be more representative of the battle Gaelic or Scots/Doric? The central role played by Gaelic spe...
by Mark P.
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5602

The ScotsWars website (http://www.scotwars.com) gives the following contact details for the 'Régiments du Passé' Royale Ecosse, I don't know how up to date they are or if you have tried them already? # United kingdom and South Eastern France: David Wilson, E-mail: jacdaw(at)free.fr # United Kingdom:...
by Mark P.
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Risque french uniform prints!
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Risque french uniform prints!

Click the link for 18eme Siecle Seaside postcard rather than offensive. I don't speak French so can't say what the captions mean. I was only looking for the uniform details anyway. http://p.joux.graphiste.free.fr/Histoire%20Web/acceuilStory.htm http ://p.joux.graphiste.free.fr/Histoire%20Web/acceuil...
by Mark P.
Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5602

Dunno, these guys perhaps?

http://patricemenguy.free.fr/sujetsdubi ... maire.html

http ://patricemenguy.free.fr/sujetsdubienaime/Sommaire.html

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by Mark P.
Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Frizzen hardness
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Direct from the internet searched for 'frizzen hardness' 1st hit on google. :wink: A correctly hardened frizzen will usually test in the 55+ range on the Rockwell scale. This is about the same hardness as a quality knife blade. http://members.aol.com/illinewek/faqs/tuning.htm http ://members.aol.com...
by Mark P.
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tender for British Napoleonic Colours
Replies: 3
Views: 980

John, I've spoken to Robert and David who have made colours for the 13th and RaT and are I think producing the colours for the 36th. They would be interested in finding out more, could you pm me your contact details and I can put them in touch with you.

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by Mark P.
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late Victorian Indian Cavalry
Replies: 3
Views: 886

How about 'Thin Red Line'?

http://www.thinred.co.uk/

A collection of Victorian uniforms, equipment and accoutrements
Manufacturers of historically accurate and authentic replicas.

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by Mark P.
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Achtung Schweinehund! (slightly OT)
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Achtung Schweinehund! (slightly OT)

Achtung Schweinehund! (A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat) by Harry Pearson ISBN 978-0-316-86136-6 If your are a 40 something male wargamer this book is aimed squarely at you. Alternatively if you want to gain an insight into the mind of a 40 something wargamer you may find it educational. The bo...
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Baggots Hussars cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

If it's authentic then it should either be in Edinburgh Castle or the National Army Museum. I don't know if curators check e-bay. I'd be interested to hear what Neibelungen thinks about it. It certainly looks old. Compare it with these re-enactment hussars http://www.theborderers.info/BaggotsHussars...
by Mark P.
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars events list 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

See Tod's reply in the 'Prestonpans 1745' thread about a possible event at Prestonpans in 2008, perhaps we should try to link it with one at Ruthven?

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by Mark P.
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Just like to add my recommendation to, for what its worth.
I managed to see about half the series when it was on telly and bought the DVD as soon as they came out although they where a little difficult to find initially.
The DVD is definitely one you want to watch more than once.

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by Mark P.
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Art for Art Sake
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Art for Art Sake

A couple of new exhibitions down in that London.

Dulwich Picture Gallery
Canaletto in England: A Venetian Artist Abroad 1746 - 1755
Until April 15 2007

Tate Britain
Hogarth
7 February – 29 April 2007


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by Mark P.
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lunchtime talks at the National Army Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Lunchtime talks at the National Army Museum

Found these tucked away on the NAM website, might be of interest if you happen to be passing down the Kings Road on your lunch break. Why the Battle of Fontenoy was lost Alastair Massie, National Army Museum 15 February 2007 'Small beer?' : The English militia and volunteer forces during the Jacobit...
by Mark P.
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

Here is a photo from the 250th anniversary re-enactment in 1995.
Apologies for the quality but its a scan of a photocopy.
Perhaps this is why we don't go back too often.

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by Mark P.
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars events list 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

None of the above should be construed as being derogatory or discriminatory towards basket weavers, we all have our cross to bear. :wink:

'Well we're all nuts, or we wouldn't be here!'
Pvt. Jonesey:

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by Mark P.
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Cavalry (Hussar) uniform patterns.
Replies: 12
Views: 3654

PETTY CHAPMAN
Early 19thC Dolman Jacket Chest 38”, 40”, 44” £7.50

Available from Caliver Books

www.caliverbooks.com

Seems as good a place to start from as any.
Not seen it, so this is not a recommendation just information.

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by Mark P.
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars events list 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

If only they could afford us we be happy to go. Unfortunately one of our sponsors for Scottish events took a bit of a turn for the worse from our point of view and decided you could only portray highland history through the medium of basket weaving or similar hippy :twisted: activities. Luckily BPC ...
by Mark P.
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars events list 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

A bit of extra info, most of these events are organised by LW but:

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Essex.
This is organised by NFOE and LW will be participating.

Swarkstone Bridge & City Centre, Derby.
This is organised by CESS and LW will be participating.


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by Mark P.
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5602

Now if only you can convince them to ride horses we will be able to do a much better battle of Minden.

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by Mark P.
Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

Any interesting mid C18th stuff in the catalogue? Apparently they used the money to tart up their castle in Germany. Something I think we can all sympathise with. :lol: One other thing I read is that the current claimant also has a right to the restitution of his English peerage. Wait for it The Duk...