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by Mark P.
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Rose and Thistle (Jacobites) web site
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Viewed it with firefox 2 Slide show seems to work ok. The recruits table has a few different font types and sizes going on and the column widths don't seem to relate to how much they contain e.g. end column is very wide but without much data. Keep up the good work, its better than I could do, being ...
by Mark P.
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

According to the internet so it must be true. Hanover became a kingdom in 1813 but in 1866 Hanover was annexed by Prussia and the king deposed. The current claimant to the throne is Ernst August V and he is the third and present husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. He is listed as a pretender to ...
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5389

Minden 2007

Minden 2007 Following on from the Fulda thread this event is set to be held on the 9th and 10th of June this year at Fort C in Minden, Germany. I think there will soon be a website available where people can find out more about the event and the battle itself. If all goes well we should be back in 2...
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A little ditty
Replies: 2
Views: 978

A little ditty

One for the jolly jack tars. A little ditty I found in my copy of 'The Wooden World' said to have been sung by Gosport girls in the 1780's. Made me smile but not enough to want to kiss anyone's bottom! Don't you see the ships a-coming? Don't you see them in full sail? Don't you see the ships a-comin...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New book on Prestonpans 1745
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

New book on Prestonpans 1745

Found this on Amazon, due out early next year. The Battle of Prestonpans 1745 (Paperback) by Martin Margulies (Author) Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Tempus Publishing Ltd (10 Feb 2007) Language English ISBN: 0752440357 Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.3 inches RRP: £17.99 Amazon Price: £11.87 Synopsis ...
by Mark P.
Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Command of the Ocean 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Can't say yet. I finished 'The Command of the Ocean' and it gave me the impetus to take my copy of 'The Wooden World' off the shelf and actually start to read it, I'm about a quarter of the way through it now. The Wooden World is much more focussed dealing only with the RN in the seven years war and...
by Mark P.
Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Don't these people know that nothing boosts a towns image like a pitched battle in the high street on a saturday afternoon?

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by Mark P.
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

How about Spectator and Tatler?
Not sure if theire adverts are actually real or litrary fiction though.

http://meta.montclair.edu/spectator/project.html

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by Mark P.
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Don't think anyone does 1715 as their main period, you could put Orkney's Regt and RaT in a field together perhaps. I think it would take a sponser with an event to get the '15 kick started as a re-enacment period. 8 years till the 300th anniversary comes around. Know anyone who works for the counci...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

The Internet Library of Early Journals has copies of the Gentleman's Magazine, the later ones have a few advertisements (usually for books) at the end of each monthly edition.

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej/

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by Mark P.
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

The online archive of the London Gazette goes back as far as 1752.

The are usually some ads on the back page of each edition.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiv ... ferer=full

http: //www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0&Referer=full


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by Mark P.
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Three more recent book reviews: The Command of the Ocean 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger m http ://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6225 The '45 - Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Untold Story of the Jacobite Rising by Christopher Duffy m http ://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5968 The...
by Mark P.
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Command of the Ocean 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger
Replies: 2
Views: 798

The Command of the Ocean 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger

The Command of the Ocean A Naval History of Britain Vol 2. 1649-1815 by N.A.M. Rodger ISBN 0-713-99411-8 A thumping great volume, first published in 2004. Nearly 600 pages of text along with 20 pages of maps, a 25 page glossary of naval terms and numerous other appendix. Even the bibliography is wor...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: XXX forum?
Replies: 25
Views: 4121

Dont see a problem with legitimate posts such as say TV enquiries, as soon as the moderators see them they can move them to the correct forum if they have no spam content, most spam seems to get zapped on a same day basis and I presume the valid posts would get through just as quick. (I know we all ...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: XXX forum?
Replies: 25
Views: 4121

'Provisional membership' or 'probationary period' could be a way of describing it. I don't think it is necessary to verify posters by who they know just by what they post. Presumably some poor spammer manually registers to loads of message boards per day and posts the same spam message over and over...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: XXX forum?
Replies: 25
Views: 4121

My thoughts on the problem. How about if new registrations were limited to only being allowed to post on the moderators forum. That way the mods would get a chance to vet the first few posts of all the new sign ups before letting them loose on the other forums. The rest of us would never need to see...
by Mark P.
Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Right Derby done, I think we can say the 2006 season is now over. Government forces formed a creditable mixed unit from detachments of the 13th, 36th and 47th Foote along with the 10th dragoons and some Derby Blues. The Redcoats mounted a stubborn defence of the Crewe and Harpur on Saturday but were...
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Getting back to rotting linen I hadn't realised that the two 'shirts' were made from woolen cloth. I tend to just skim these things then look at the pictures! The technical stuff about thread counts doesn't really mean anything to me. Any ideas about the actual weight of cloth that was used for thes...
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The '45 by Christopher Duffy
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

I can see how losing was a tragedy for the Jacobites but I'm not sure that winning would have really given the Scots Jacobites what they wanted or have affected the course of future economic events which led to mass emigration from the highlands. Perhaps government supporters should see it as more t...
by Mark P.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

Welcome Kass, I hope you find something of interest.

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by Mark P.
Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46
Replies: 1
Views: 863

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46 By Stuart Reid ISBN 1-84603-073-0 This is sort of a companion volume to the authors 'Cumberland's Army: The British Army at Culloden', although by a different publisher and no photos of re-enactors or old film stills in this one. It lists all the regiments which fo...
by Mark P.
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The '45 by Christopher Duffy
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

The geology stuff probably was going a bit too far. The geography was interesting though, it was useful to be reminded that journeys taken today without a seconds thought could in the C18th entail considerable logistical difficulties, especially in winter. Now a Duffy/Reid co-production, would they ...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Note
Tod confirmed this should say

There is FREE accommodation at St Peters Church Hall in Derby

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by Mark P.
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The '45 by Christopher Duffy
Replies: 5
Views: 1697

The '45 by Christopher Duffy

The '45 - Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Untold Story of the Jacobite Rising ISBN 0-304-35525-9 Christopher Duffy is the finest living author writing on 18th century military history, his book 'the military experience in the age of reason is the best single volume reference on the subject there is. T...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: La Marine 1745-1761
Replies: 0
Views: 700

La Marine 1745-1761

La Marine: The French Colonial Solidier in Canada 1745-1761 by Andrew Gallup & Donal F Shaffer Published by Heritage Books ISBN 1-55613-711-7 A book written specifically for re-enactors it describes the uniforms, weapons, equipment and lifestyle of the soldiers of the Compagnies Franches de la M...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century travel [Glastonbury to Tiverton 1790]
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Not sure if this will be of any use because the dates are a lot earlier than 1790's but the website 'A vision of britain through time' includes Daniel Defoe's 'A Tour through England and Wales' under the 'Travellers Tales' tab. This includes short description of Tiverton and Glastonbury in the 1720'...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The London Gazette
Replies: 1
Views: 597

The London Gazette

Just noticed that the online archive of the London Gazette now goes back as far as 1752. So should have lots of info for AWI and 7YW (inc F&I). Not long to wait before they get to WAS inc Jacobite Rebellions, and eventually WSS. m http: //www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0&...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: pistols
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

While I'm mining the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland archive I thought I'd post this link:

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1967-68
A Highland pistol by Hector McNeill of Mull, 1733
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata ... 96_197.pdf

http: //ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_100/100_196_197.pdf


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by Mark P.
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9948

Find this during an idle mornings browsing, a bit too late for Tod and a bit too early in period but might be interesting. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 1961-62 Two Seventeenth Century Embroidered Royal Coats of Arms m http: //ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vo...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2730

The rough undershirt certainly matches the general pattern for C18th re-enactment shirts with straight sides and straight sleeves all made out of rectangles of cloth but the over shirt is quite different. The sleeves are in two pieces and curved, much more like the shape you see on a pattern for a s...