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by Mark P.
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 3208

I enjoyed it, the episode two trailer had some nice one liners in it as well.
I agree with Steve about main characters and their aversion to hats or helmets generally in any period drama.
by Mark P.
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rabbits in the 17th century.
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Hare might be likely than rabbit no C17th examples but I do have a couple of C18th 'non rabbit' examples recipes 1712 Glasgow nothing for rabbit but a receipt 'to make a good hare pye' recipes 1750 Montrose nothing for rabbit but supporting text says 'rabbits were not mentioned and were very localis...
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 250th Minden Day in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4078

I believe discussions about horses are ongoing.
Udo should be able to provide the most recent information.
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Halberd!
Replies: 6
Views: 2666

Something like the ones in this picture? Don't know!
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by Mark P.
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Blackball
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

Maybe this would do the trick, any thoughts?

http://naturalpigments.com/detail.asp?P ... ID=480-50S
by Mark P.
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Prestonpans 20th Sept 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3118

Prestonpans 20th Sept 2008

My personal favourites from the Prestonpans trust website http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/ http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/core-files/images/news//large/2435-32.jpg http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/core-files/images/news//large/2435-24.jpg http://www.battleofpreston...
by Mark P.
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Blackball
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

I posted the following recipes for the Lacewars C18th forum ( http://lacewars.freeforums.org/index.php ) a while ago, all you need to do is figure out what some of the ingredients are meant to be and find out where to buy them. Receipt for making black balls Ibs. 10 ½ of bees wax, 9 ivory black, 3 s...
by Mark P.
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: "Of Sorts for Provincials" - New Book
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

"Of Sorts for Provincials" - New Book

After the success of 'A Soldier like Way' which seems to be quoted in virtually every serious post about the mid C18th British Army we now have a companion volume for Provincial's :D :D . New from Track of the Wolf and author Jim Mullins! "Of Sorts for Provincials" American Weapons of the ...
by Mark P.
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century Groups in the Westcountry?
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Lacewars has:
Redcoats
from the 36th in Devon (they are also with NFOE)
from the 13th in Gloucester
Jacobites
in Bristol
Senior Service are down that way as well
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7306

Wim-Jaap wrote:Ah well maybe next year!



Be prepared for plenty of marching, my feet hurt and my arms and shoulders don't feel too good either.
by Mark P.
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7306

A pre event write up from the Scotsman about this weekends event is here:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/feature ... 4503023.jp
by Mark P.
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: White Cargo
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Irish and Scottish malcontent's were also shipped out as slave labour. This was equal opportunity injustice, with English transported in large numbers whether voluntarily or as part of a criminal sentence. It seems once they got to America their prospective owners were pretty much indifferent to th...
by Mark P.
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7306

General Site http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/ Reenactment http://www.battleofprestonpans1745.org/heritagetrust/html/reenactment/2008/default.html Saturday September 20th: 05.00 hrs - Highlanders 'Walking the Riggonhead Defile' from Tranent/ Seton Collegiate 07.30 hrs - Walkers' ...
by Mark P.
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 20th September 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 7306

77th Montgomerie's Highlanders should be there.
by Mark P.
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: White Savage
Replies: 0
Views: 389

White Savage

White Savage Fintan O'Toole ISBN 0-571-21841-5 PB Pub 2006 This is the story of Sir William Johnson who bridged the gap between European and Native American culture in his role as head of the Indian Affairs Department in the 1750's through to 1770's. It describes the conflicting loyalties of an Iris...
by Mark P.
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23620

Well its taken nearly 10 months but I found one. Twenty pounds reward Run away from... Alexandria, Fairfax County Virginia, a convict servant man, named John Murphy, born in Ireland, about 28 Years of Age, by trade a joiner, a low set fellow, about 5 feet 4 inches high, struts in his walk, has a pal...
by Mark P.
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: White Cargo
Replies: 2
Views: 711

White Cargo

White Cargo The Forgotten History of Britian's White Slaves in America Don Jordan and Michael Walsh ISBN 978-1-84596-193-0 PB Pub 2008 The topic of this book covers the entire length of British Colonial involvement in America from the 1580's to 1780's but concentrates mainly on the 17th century. The...
by Mark P.
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tales from the Tolbooth Aberdeen 1597
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Tales from the Tolbooth Aberdeen 1597

Anyone know anything about this event?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/nor ... 588518.stm
by Mark P.
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Free Guide to WSS Catalan Army
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

Free Guide to WSS Catalan Army

Available to download from 3rd September and its free!

http://www.wargames.cat/Croniques/andefe1e.htm

MP
by Mark P.
Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Prisoners of the '45
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Hmm £60, no way of getting that past Mrs P without causing a major explosion :?
by Mark P.
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: early Tricorn Hat. Scottish maker. Anyone know makers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2316

by Mark P.
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

To the Ends of the Earth
European Armies in the French-Indian Wars and the War for India.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14695


Sweet William Or The Butcher?

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14596
by Mark P.
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: To the Ends of the Earth
Replies: 0
Views: 524

To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth European Armies in the French-Indian Wars and the War for India. by Stuart Reid pub Partizan Press 2008 ISBN 978-1-85818-558-3 I must admit I may have imagined this book to be more than it really is, on the back cover 'European Armies' becomes 'British & French' and of t...
by Mark P.
Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 250th Minden Day in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4078

1 year and counting down now.

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by Mark P.
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE website
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

The NFOE website is down for about a week while it moves to an new host but the NFOE forum is still working. These are a couple of good books for provincial milita: Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers Jonathon Bagley's regiment 1755 - 1760 http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4737...
by Mark P.
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Sweet William Or The Butcher?
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Sweet William Or The Butcher?

Sweet William Or The Butcher? by Dr Jonathan Oates Pub' 2008 by Pen & Sword Military ISBN 978 1 84415 754 9 The book comes in quite short at 164 pages as the focus is quite narrow, the author concentrates on whether historical evidence supports a view that Cumberland was guilty of 'war crimes' (...
by Mark P.
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century mens wigs
Replies: 8
Views: 4997

check this earlier C18th wig thread if you've not seen it.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10555
by Mark P.
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Outstanding actions - which British Regiments rate highly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2487

Probably the Minden Regiments 12th Foot: later the Suffolk Regiment and now the Royal Anglian Regiment* 20th Foot: later the Lancashire Fusiliers and now the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers* 23rd Foot, the Royal Welch Fusiliers* 25th Foot: Now the King’s Own Scottish Borderers* 37th Foot: later the Hamp...
by Mark P.
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4356

Re: Military hairstyles - 18th century.

I guess (and it is only my complete guess) that the officers would purchase good quality civilian gent's wigs as a badge of their rank. More as a badge of social standing rather than purely military rank How about facial hair for the british soldier in the 18th century, would moustaches be permitte...
by Mark P.
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4356

Re: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.

Hi folks I am seeking information about military hairstyles throughout the 18th century and would be very grateful for any/all information you knowledgeable peeps can provide. My questions are: 2. Was it usual for an ordinary infantryman of the line to simply wear his own hair under his tricorn or ...

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