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by Mark P.
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Osprey book on the Jacobite army
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Available from osprey publishing as of today:

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745–46 (Elite 149)

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by Mark P.
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Its perfectly possible that the victim had his plaid stolen, there are recorded instances of jacobites in the '15 robbing clothes from people to equip themselves. Highlanders, many of whom were a long way from home and thus had less compunction about plundering comparative strangers, 'begun to mutin...
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

You should however recognize the period of the reenactor wearing the kit (to within a few decades) because of the cut of his clothing although you might struggle to identify him as a denizen of the Western Isles. Agreed you put this much better than I did. Apart from the blue bonnet it doesn't seem...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Tod had the same problem when viewing on the original site, needless to say it looks fine to me. Try this I've added a space after http: so that it displays as plain text. The space will need taking out when the address is pasted into the browser address bar. http: //ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Early C18th dress in the Western Isles
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Early C18th dress in the Western Isles

This link is taken directly from the US 'Highlanders and Hanoverians' forum so thanks should go to the original poster. m It describes the early C18th dress of a bog body found in the Western Isles, including patterns of the recovered clothing. What interests me about it is how the appearnce appears...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

C18th Reviews

A thread that people can use to link to relevant C18th reviews so that they don't get lost in amongst all the muddy-evil stuff: 1715 The Great Jacobite Rebellion m The Prince and the Pretender Two Views of the ‘45 m Cumberland's Army: The British Army at Culloden m Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen S...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 1715 The Great Jacobite Rebellion
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

1715 The Great Jacobite Rebellion

1715 The Great Jacobite Rebellion Daniel Szechi ISBN 0-300-11100-2 Published earlier this year this book neatly balances the requirements of academic and popular history. It covers the '15 in the kind of depth and detail that is usually reserved for the '45. Rather than a purely military account of ...
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: pistols
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Not sure if a brown bess is a sporting choice for fowling, some of the guys have used them against clay pigeons though. Not easy but you can get the hang of it.
by Mark P.
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Captain William Thornton Picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

You'll learn to love it :? .
by Mark P.
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Captain William Thornton Picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Found this: A Project Gutenberg Etext of The Life of Thomas Telford by Samuel Smiles 1834? m The book is about Thomas Telford but there is a section about Blind Jack Metcalf and his road building and Blind Jack Metcalf was in Thorntons volunteer company and so... Extract The news of the rout of the ...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wedding photo
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

You appear to be missing a beard Steve, always wondered what you looked like.

Oh and congratulations.

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by Mark P.
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Prince and the Pretender Two Views of the ‘45
Replies: 0
Views: 722

The Prince and the Pretender Two Views of the ‘45

The Prince and the Pretender Two Views of the ‘45 By A J Youngson Pub 1985 by The Mercat Press ISBN 1873644 620 I read a review of this book on Magweb and was sufficiently intrigued to get my own copy from e-bay. I have to say I was not disappointed. The central theme of the book is the perception o...
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What is civilian re-enactment?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

What is civilian re-enactment?

Thought I'd try a bit of an open topic. What is civilian re-enactment? I know how to re-enact military stuff, its written down in manuals and orderly books and you just have to follow that. Simplistically a soldier only needs his gun and uniform to demonstrate aspects of military life and basically ...
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Ssssshhhhh!
Replies: 42
Views: 9936

Just thought I'd pop my head read the door. If the American Continental Militia feel like indulging in a little light skirmishing they could do worse than contact NFOE to see if they will be organising another C18th mini multi period event next year. The continentals at this years 'World Aflame' eve...
by Mark P.
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The World Aflame - The Wars of King George
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

A couple of extra pics.

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by Mark P.
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The World Aflame - The Wars of King George
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

The World Aflame - The Wars of King George

This event was held at the Royal Gunpowder Mills on 16th/17th Sept under the auspices of NFOE. Contingents representing 1740's, 1750's and 1770's all took part and there were three period skirmishes each day. It was probably the biggest UK C18th event in the last 10 yrs (excluding Napoleonic style F...
by Mark P.
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: pistols
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

The web site for 'The Society of 18th-Century Gentlemen' has some stuff about pistol duelling but I'm not sure about any sites with content of a more technical nature.

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by Mark P.
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Christmas Revolution event
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Is this the 1776 New York Christmas Event at the National Army Museum?

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by Mark P.
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Surprisingly enough no pictures from Fort George but the group shots are from Cannock and the old stills of Pulteneys might have been taken at Corgarff. Naturally if you have all of Stuart's other books then this one wont tell you anything particularly new. However if your bookshelves are completely...
by Mark P.
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Osprey book on the Jacobite army
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

The slim looking regular on the cover has been replaced by a fatter looking highlander, see the 'reviews' section for my thoughts on the book.


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by Mark P.
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN

CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN PARTIZAN PRESS ISBN 978-1-85818-529-3 The focus of the book is deliberately narrow, literally those regiments of the British Army as they where present on the day of battle. The book starts with a succinct overview of the army which would serve as an i...
by Mark P.
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fulda 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Andy, I have sent a pm with some Minden details for you and will bring a couple of leaflets to Gunpowder Mills for any NFOE people who are interested.

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by Mark P.
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fulda 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Regiments present to the best of my memory were as follows: Blue with Yellow Facings Regiment von Ditfurth Green with Red Facings Hessian Jager mounted and foot Blue with Red facings buff small clothes Inf Regt Nr12 Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt. Artillery Hesse-Kassel 3pdr battalion gun. 73mm calib...
by Mark P.
Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers
Replies: 0
Views: 1256

Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers

Freemen, Freeholders and Citizen Soldiers Brenton C. Kemmer Heritage Books ISBN 0-7884-0620-5 The sub title is 'an organisational history of Jonathon Bagley's regiment 1755 - 1760' and this slim 100 page volume does exactly what it says on the tin, packed full of detail on recruitment, uniforms, gea...
by Mark P.
Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fulda 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Fulda 2006

I've just made my first venture into European re-enactment and thought I'd give a short report on Fulda 2006. After overnighting at Ashford I made an early morning run to Le Shuttle for a quick journey under the channel. The security people seemed more concerned about any camping gas bottles I might...
by Mark P.
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Osprey book on the Jacobite army
Replies: 6
Views: 1490

Alternatively why not try this.
Much better.

CUMBERLAND'S ARMY: THE BRITISH ARMY AT CULLODEN: Reid, Stuart 80p. ill. Casualty lists, eye witness accounts etc etc See the PARTIZAN PRESS section of our website for more details. POST FREE BEFORE PUBLICATION

http://www.caliverbooks.com/catviewer.p ... &subcode=C


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by Mark P.
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6643

I pinched this link from one of wim-jaap's posts
Tod it looks like your problems with kit for newbies are over forever, spread the word.

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http://dalmatianalley.com/kilt.htm
by Mark P.
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: join a gunpowder group ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Not sure what the specialist advice will say, but I thought that although you don't need to give a reason for wanting a shotgun license, not giving a valid reason is suitable grounds for refusing a certificate.

MP (not a lawyer or an expert)
by Mark P.
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Jacobite info and places of interest Fort William area?????
Replies: 2
Views: 805

I copied this off the NTS website, dont know which ones are particularly close to Ft William or which have anything of any particular interest. Hope this helps NTS and the Jacobites The National Trust for Scotland looks after some significant sites and buildings where you can see Jacobite related ob...
by Mark P.
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: royal scots
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Link below is for a US group re-enacting 1st Foot (Royal Scots) in F&I War.
It may be of interest if you have not seen it already.

http://www.1stroyals.org/index.html

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