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by Mark P.
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8603

I think 2 J's might do a plug bayonet?
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

They're nice illustrations in themselves, probably better than the main plates but they do seem to be getting around a bit.
by Mark P.
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Picked up a copy from Foyles last night, some interesting text especially snippets about freemasons and chaplains in highland regts. Also the recruitment of dozens gaelic speaking NCO's from Foot Guards and Line Regts to form an experienced core to the new regts. Covering recruitement, uniforms, exp...
by Mark P.
Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

This is from a book called The Scots Household in C18th, published in 1948. The King and Queen of Cantelon Two are chosen to be King and Queen, all the other players are Knights. Set up two 'doons' or dens, one for the King and Queen and one for the Knights. Knights 'King and Queen of Cantelon, How ...
by Mark P.
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12145

Links to a couple of newspaper articles: http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.1920556.0.9m_visitor_centre_aims_to_shed_new_light_on_Culloden.php http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/94m-visitor-centre-raises-the.3611610.jp http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/4704/New_C...
by Mark P.
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 250th Minden Day in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4223

I like the wheeling by platoons to form line and the 'old style' bayonet advance at the end.
by Mark P.
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18484

Look forward to seeing the completed ensemble.
by Mark P.
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars new forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Is it an open forum like this one or for LW members only?
by Mark P.
Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12145

Looks like the new visitor centre is now open, with an 'official opening' next year.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 152998.stm

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 152998.stm)
by Mark P.
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

Any one know of any records or what they did?
Dont think they had records in them days, perhaps your getting mixed up with different kinds of '45's.
by Mark P.
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mid 18th century Scottish birthday parties (childrens)
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

Let them off with only a half shift down the coal mine?
by Mark P.
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 250th Minden Day in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 4223

I've no personal knowledge of any of these units but from their photo's pages they all look pretty decent.
by Mark P.
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Trade and Retail Goods Britain 1550-1820 (website)
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Trade and Retail Goods Britain 1550-1820 (website)

An online dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain 1550 to 1820. Quite useful for indentifying obscure old articles, ingrediants and commodities and working out if they are period correct. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.as...
by Mark P.
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Culloden Jacobite songs in Gaelic on tonight 05/12/07
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Culloden Jacobite songs in Gaelic on tonight 05/12/07

A bit late notice but the last programme may be appeal to more than just Gaelic speakers. Culloden showcases on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal A series of three programmes about Culloden will be broadcast throughout Wednesday 5 December on BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, BBC Scotland’s Gaelic language network. The...
by Mark P.
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11333

Redders said he was going to take some photos after the main event but I only ever saw him with a pint glass in his hand. Perhaps it was one of those hidden cameras?
by Mark P.
Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

I found the following passage in the Gentleman's Magazine Supplement for the Year 1745. On Wednesday Dec 4. about 11 o'clock, two of the rebels van-guard entered this town, after which they rode up to the George, and there enquiring for the magistrates, demanded billets for 9000 men, or more. In a s...
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A New Pretender?
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

A New Pretender?

Anyone watch 'Britain's Real Monarch' on Channel 4 on Thursday? Well I happened to notice that the Plantagenate Family line ran through the Hastings family. I especially noticed, # Ferdinando Hastings, 6th Earl of Huntingdon, oldest son of Henry. -1608 to 1656 # Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Hunt...
by Mark P.
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

This begs the question, would a lowlander be quite a common site in a regiment raised in England? From the same source, perhaps this guy was recruited in Scotland? At 11 went to a Court Martial to try a Prisoner of (Lt) Colonel Moreau's (company) for drinkng the Pretenders health, gave him 1000 las...
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century oil bottles?
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Also what sort of oil would have been available in 1740's?
Perhaps animal fat/grease is more likely.
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

In a Regiment newly raised in England probably not.
In an established 'English' regiment based in Scotland I would think it would not be uncommon to find Scots rank and file.
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

Like taking candy from a baby!
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Let's Go Fly A Kite!
Replies: 11
Views: 3866

Perhaps there was a way to rig the kites to drop granades?
You could even do night time missions.
Range dependant on length of string.
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

Mark or Gerry might be able to confirm this but I also read that when the 13th landed for the '45 they were bolstered by the addition of a cavalry yeomanry (Yorkshire Blues) That would be Captain William Thornton's Company but I'm pretty sure they were infantry. More here. http://livinghistory.co.u...
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

By the way are the Redcoats flying a Hanoverian flag this year??
Cheeky, to be honest I don't even know what one would look like.
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

I assumed recruiting would tend to be done locally rather than by allocated region. The 13th Foot were based in Scotland 1735 to 1739 (including Edinburgh Castle 1738/39) so I would expect some Scottish recruits in the rank and file as well as the Officers. I can't imagine them sending recruiting pa...
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742
Replies: 10
Views: 2571

St Andrews Day in the British Army 1742

An extract from the diary of an Officer of the 13th Foot in Garison at Brugge in 1742. An interesting example of the way national groups within the British Army maintained their own celebtrations and traditions. Today being St Andrews all the Scotch Officers had crosses upon the right Sides of their...
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

Should be done really in order to show BPC's English credentials and encourage local recruits.
That and it being historically authentic an all.
by Mark P.
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 4758

The Jacobites at Derby

I understood that when the Jacobites marched into Derby the carried the Cross of Saint George.
Does anyone do this for the Derby event?
by Mark P.
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby Dec' 2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11333

If anyone thinks they might suffer withdrawal symptoms from missing the Sunday skirmish there is a video of the 2006 event on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSzxjEDe ... re=related

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSzxjEDe ... re=related)
by Mark P.
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Highlander in the French-Indian War (Osprey)
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Intriguing.........