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by Mark P.
Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kedleston Hall 17/18 June
Replies: 2
Views: 981

A big thanks to Tod for organising a very enjoyable weekend at Kedleston Hall. A photgrapher (Anthony Dodd) was present on Sunday and he took a large number of photos which can be seen online by following the link below. m There are a lot of redcoat photos at the start which is no bad thing, but if ...
by Mark P.
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

Company Letters

This query relates to mid C18th British Infantry organisation and I can't help feeling I should know the answer. An infantry Regiment has 10 companies: They are Colonel's, Lt Colonel's, Major's and Captains companies in order of seniority. The companies are also 'numbered' by letter A, B, C etc whic...
by Mark P.
Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century "hot kit"
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

For service in hotter regions redcoats can be issued with a leather bladder which can be filled with cold water and worn under the hat.
You know you want one.

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by Mark P.
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Captain William Thornton Picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Knaresborough Museum might be worth a try, they seem more keen on Blind Jack Metcalf but William Thornton gets a mention as well.
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by Mark P.
Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4216

Milport B&W.
One of my favourite photos, totally unstaged.
A very weird event, my one and only C18th amphibious landing.
foto by Walter Kerr of Milport
Kirby Hall.
Could have been any of the Kirby Hall events but earlier rather than later.

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by Mark P.
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: join a gunpowder group ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

If you have F&I kit it would probably be best to try NFOE.

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by Mark P.
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: royal scots
Replies: 3
Views: 962

A post in the 'redcoat uniforms' thread has a link to the 1742 cloathing book, is there anything more specific that you're after?
by Mark P.
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century "hot kit"
Replies: 29
Views: 4062

A linen frock might be suitable for the meaner sort, servants, artisans and the like, but surely silk for a Gentleman?

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by Mark P.
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4216

Memory Lane

Taking an offshoot from Tod's recent thread I found a couple of photos of the NFOE & LW show at Basing House. Not sure who took the photos and can't even remember the date, but I was definitely there!

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by Mark P.
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6643

I think I'm firmly on both sides of the fence on this one. It's unrealistic to expect new members to get full kit before the even step out on the field, with that kind of hurdle I doubt anyone would be able to join. The solution is obviously to provide good quality 'slops' for new recruits. But some...
by Mark P.
Wed May 31, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Any one have a number for Charles Edward Stuart Society?
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Have sent pm but don't know if details are current.

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by Mark P.
Thu May 25, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fortress Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Yes, she made me go.
The presence of a fortress and an artillery museum was entirely coincidental.

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by Mark P.
Thu May 25, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Yes, it was written in response to some particularly dubious jacobite casualty returns.
by Mark P.
Wed May 24, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)

Yet notwithstanding Highland Clans, These mighty Favours still withstands, Reflecting with their bold Bravadoes, Our Men shot only at their Shadows. And give us reasons very pat, Becuase they sav'd their Lives by that: Yet if reports has not bely'd 'em, As bullets came, they skip'd beside 'em which ...
by Mark P.
Tue May 23, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

A quick read has provided the following info: Militia Rules 1740 1 General muster and upto 4 musters for single companies per year for training. Requirements for the types of arms and ammunition to be provided. Militia Law 1718 In case of insurrection, invasion or rebellion the milita may serve outs...
by Mark P.
Tue May 23, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fortress Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Lille - Citadelle, Porte Royale and Outer Walls, Porte de Gand.

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by Mark P.
Mon May 22, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fortress Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Fortress Pictures

No reason, just a couple of pics.

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by Mark P.
Tue May 09, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Very nice, the wine bottle certainly seems reasonably priced, I'm not sure its robust enough for a knapsack though!

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by Mark P.
Tue May 09, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century working clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

If your interested in smuggling in Scotland in the mid C18th it might be worth trying to find some of the Wyre Forest Press books if you do not have them aleady, they were published in the 90's I think so only available second hand now. I have the one for Strathclyde but they also mention seperate b...
by Mark P.
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3479

Not sure how far you have got but you can either choose uniforms based on the Morier Grenadier paintings (post 1745) or the 1742 Cloathing Book (pre 1745). Cloathing Book link m The earlier style coats are slighlty looser fitting. The military coat pattern will be the same as a civillian pattern, an...
by Mark P.
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Pylons at sheriffmuir
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Pylons at sheriffmuir

FYI.
Did anyone see this?
A plan to build electricity pylons across the sheriffmiur battlesite.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4865132.stm

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by Mark P.
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Thanks, I'm starting to lose track already of what I've seen and not seen and I dont know how long its going to take me to get around to reading all this stuff!


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by Mark P.
Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Thanks for the links I checked out the dates on the online sources and there still doesn't seem to be anything for the 10 years either side of the 1745. I guess militia re-enactment should ould only really be done in connection with the '45 for this narrow mid C18th period. As to what the english mi...
by Mark P.
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Free access to 18th century books online 1 month only
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Free access to 18th century books online 1 month only

Found this on another forum: In honor of National Library Week -- actually for all of April -- Thompson - Gale is opening their databases to the public. Of particular interest is "Eighteenth Century Collections Online" supposedly has every book published in English in the 1700s. Don't delay, they wi...
by Mark P.
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Abitrarily say after the '15 and before the '45.

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by Mark P.
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2708

Seeking the English Militia

Following on from Tod's post and excluding the '45 has anyone got any historical examples of the role played by mid C18th english militia before 1756.
by Mark P.
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9963

For other jacobite colours bearing a coats of arms see that of John Gordon of Glenbuckets Regiment bearing the arms of the Duke of Gordon.
Osprey Warrior Highland Clansman p53.

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by Mark P.
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: who wants to try some free archive quality....
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

What are the guinea pigs for?
Perhaps they can be used to clean the muskets after test firing the cartridge paper?

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by Mark P.
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Hide and Seek
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

Hide and Seek Like Tig or Tag, Hide and Seek is an ancient game having probably been played by children for hundreds or even thousands of years. An ancient Greek writer called Julius Pollux wrote a dictionary of words in around AD 180 (nearly 2,000 years ago). He describes a game called Apodidraskin...
by Mark P.
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Anyone know a supplier of the British Napoleonic D pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Try

http://www.militaryheritage.com/napbrit.htm

2nd from the bottom.
The canteen looks fairly flat at the back

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