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by Foxe
Wed May 03, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9457

Right or wrong, that's a very pretty flag Tod!
by Foxe
Wed May 03, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century working clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

I suspect I'm stating the glaringly obvious here, but do keep in mind the exact time period (the 18thC was nearly a hundred years long you know!), and the location you're coming from. When someone says "18thC" to me I think of the early part, because that's what I'm familiar with; here we have had a...
by Foxe
Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Coat of Arms/Heraldic Sites
Replies: 3
Views: 770

A coat of arms is specific to one family, thus, since there can be several families with the same name, so there can be several coats of arms for the same name. Sir Bob Smith of Bristol might have a red cross on gold, while Sir Eric Smith of Plymouth has a green lion on silver, thus both arms are co...
by Foxe
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 3965

We always refer to squirrels as "Rats with good P.R."
by Foxe
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 3965

The American red and European red are two different species if that's what you meant. If you just meant in terms of practical problems, the grey squirrel is treated over here as a pest - in fact plans for a massive culling program have recently been proposed. The red squirrel is no longer a pest bec...
by Foxe
Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6661

I can see you using this to support your planning application for solving the SE water shortage by builing a huge reservoir over Kelmarsh - "And of course your honour we would use the reservoir for the historical re-enactment of naval battles!!" What a fantastic idea! Since being asked to do "a re-...
by Foxe
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6661

The push as carried out by ECWS/SK adds a competitive edge to the battle which would not necessarily be got by training in the way suggested by Foxe - mainly because a lot of people wouldn't be trained sufficiently in the technique and more injuries would result than from the current set up - I kno...
by Foxe
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 3965

I'm not sure how the law works if the animals were killed abroad, but generally speaking it is illegal to own any part of an endangered species - no red suirrel fur, no eagle feathers, no dodo eggs. If you find a red squirrel ( Sciurus vulgaris ) that has died of natural causes you may still not tak...
by Foxe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 3965

Just a small note: This may not bother you and I don't mention it out of any personal moral objection, but the wearing of red squirrel fur in this country is illegal. It's not like the police go round checking our costumes for banned fur, but it is illegal to own any part of an endangered species, w...
by Foxe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6661

When the idea of completely outlawing push of pike at ECWS events was first mooted I was a pike officer in the KA. Having done quite a bit of medieval the obvious solution (or so it seemed to me) was to do competative point fighting. 15thC billmen often wear less armour than ECW pikemen anyway, and ...
by Foxe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40089

Both high and petty treason were burnable offences too don't forget. Petty treason might include a wife's rebellion against her husband, or a servant's against their master. Not suggesting that every time a wife said she had a headache she got burned for it, but if one wanted to do burning (and fran...
by Foxe
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3254

It was kinda meant more as an over-generalized bit of light hearted banter to be honest... :wink:
by Foxe
Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3254

One guy in Inverness wants to be a redcoat, a guy in Leicester is a Jacobite, does nobody else see the irony?

Ah, re-enactment, the hobby where you get to be whatever you want. I love it!
by Foxe
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: RN Lieutenant's outfit circa 1715
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Cat, I thought you'd known me long enough to realise that I'm too purty whatever I wear :lol:
by Foxe
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: RN Lieutenant's outfit circa 1715
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

My grandmother made the coat, I made the waistcoat and breeches.

Funnily enough, I plan to be wearing it at the South West Pirate Festival in a fortnight. Last time I walked the plank I was dressed like this:
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by Foxe
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: RN Lieutenant's outfit circa 1715
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

RN Lieutenant's outfit circa 1715

Just wanted to show off me new outfit

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Royal Navy lieutenant or master's outfit on the Mediterranean station in the early 18thC.
by Foxe
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40089

I recall some years ago, in an attempt to illustrate the effects of cannon fire on a large body of men to a gang of booze-and-bash reenactors a small piece was loaded with about 2 dozen berries - sadly not grapes, the irony would have been too much to handle - and fired (from a safe distance obvious...
by Foxe
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Mark, have you seen this? http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/ECCO?dd=0&locID=nlw2006&d1=0328100700&srchtp=b&SU=All&c=2&d2=1&docNum=CW3307825519&b0=militia&h2=1&vrsn=1.0&l0=1660-1740&b1=KE&d6=1&ste=10&dc=tiPG&d4=0.33&stp=Author&...
by Foxe
Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Free access to 18th century books online 1 month only
Replies: 3
Views: 1406

Oh, my hard drive is suffering from this!
by Foxe
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40089

Sorry, I wasn't suggesting for a minute that we shouldn't enjoy the hobby. Of course I wouldn't be in it if I didn't get a great deal of personal satisfaction out of it. BUT I do recognise the fact that it is only because of the public that such events happen. Yes, it is quite true that without dedi...
by Foxe
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40089

As someone who intends to spend a lot of time pulling big guns here and there, I would like to ask if there is any more that could be done amongst re-enactors in camp. Like a zealous priest having a go at the "washer women" charging extra for special relief and get a verbal (or actual) doing over b...
by Foxe
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Anyone interested in Colonial ranger living history might like to join the new yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ColonialRangers/

It's basically a forum for discussing events, kit, history etc.
by Foxe
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

How much before 1756?
by Foxe
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 4310

Slavery

This is a topic which has come up on another forum I'm involved with and I'm interested to see what others here think. Given that slavery is something which involved millions of people, of all different skin colours , over most of the world, for much of man's history, is it acceptable to portray sla...
by Foxe
Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Lilburnes
Replies: 1
Views: 3104

The Lilburnes

Anyone out there know if Robert Lilburne the civil war Parliamentarian and regicide had any children. More specifically does anyone know if the Robert Lilburne who was later Governor of the Bahamas was any relation to any of the famous leveller Lilburnes?
by Foxe
Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5969

I believe part of the issue with portraying slavery is that American cinema does not alow for the showing of black people in any kind of subservient role unless it is balanced by portraying black people in positions of authority. If you think about Glory there were black Bostonian fathers to complem...
by Foxe
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9457

Technically speaking the collection of stuff around the shield is called the "achievement" of arms. Most coats of arms are shown without the rest of the achievement, but most have them. Anything you can do with the Royal arms you can do with the Stewart arms (I don't know offhand what the rest of th...
by Foxe
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9457

Foxe, I see the logic. My problem is I have never seen any 18th century colours with shield type arms on (maybe MarkP can help on that one). So it must have been some thing else. maybe not the Royal Stuart arms but some thing. I also wonder why the arms weren't described as rebel. You'd have the sa...
by Foxe
Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9457

The point is not that James III would not have used the Royal Arms. If the source you had for the flag said "A white flag with James III's arms etc." there'd be no doubt. The point is that James III's arms and the Stewart arms are NOT the same thing at all, and there is no way that a Hanoverian woul...
by Foxe
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4222

Wiblick, I'm interested in all sorts!

Got me curious now...

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