My Top Three Books for beginners

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My Top Three Books for beginners

Postby Mark P. » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:18 pm

My top three books for anyone interested in the Lace Wars & Jacobite Rebellion Period. Easy to get hold of, not too expensive and detailed without being boring. Your journey into the Age of Reason could do a lot worse than starting here.

Military
Like Hungrey Wolves.
Stuart Reid
Detailed but readable text & avoids be overly romantic about Jacobites!
Excellent full colour uniform illustrations, b+w maps and photos.

Military
The Military Experience in the Age of Reason.
Christopher Duffy
All you might need to know in one handy volume.
An excellent general coverage of all aspects of C18th warfare. The title says it all. No pics though.

Civilian
Dr. Johnson's London
Lisa Picard
Covers most aspects of civilised C18th life e.g. excludes Jacobites.

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Mark


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Postby Steve of RaT » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:47 pm

For those interested in being an individual and not a clone in red :wink: I suggest looking at the following:-

Witness to rebellion
John Maclean's journal of the 'forty-five and the Penicuik drawings

Burt's letters from the north of scotland
covers highland life from 1726 till 173? in the form of letters to a London acquaintance.



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Postby Grymm » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:15 pm

Hmmmm so the choice is being a lobster or wearing a petticote.....think I'll stay a roaring boy! =op

Books on the period I think are worth a read:-
'CRAZE, Gin and Debauchery in an age of Reason' by Jessica Warner, ISBN 1-86197-601-1
'Hogarth Engravings' the Dover edition ISBN 0-468-22479-1,large format, not a lot of writing but shed loads of costume and details and things to covet.
And a good one for dipping is, 'Eighteenth Century Culture, A Selection' by Mullen and Reid,ISBN 0-19-871135-2 its a collection of excerpts from period documents from lots of divers subjects.

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The Middle Way

Postby Mark P. » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:19 pm

Actually there is another way, you could choose to be a lobster and wear a petticote


Pulteney's Regiment
'We're from the Government, we're here to help'

http://www.13thfoot.co.uk or http://www.facebook.com/LaceWars

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Postby Grymm » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:18 pm

Never did go for that government 'set', it's too dark, clashes with the scarlet of the coat. 'Sides I prefer a banyan, turban and a bottle of port or spending time perusing the periodicals in me favourite coffee house these days, all that running around getting sweaty biting cartridges(which makes your digestive system very gaseous and honk of sulphur) is far too ernest and energetic for me.


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Postby Hraefn » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:48 pm

Please excuse me butting in on this thread but I've always fancied doing some 18thC reenacting but most of the groups I've looked into so far seem only to cover the 9 months of the '45 rising. Does anyone cover the other 99 1/4 years of the century or even the Austrian Wars of succession or the 7years War and civvie as well as military?

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Postby Steve of RaT » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:29 pm

Although Lacewars mainly does the rising, we do have events that are civillian, highwaymen or redcoat (in a non-conflict guise).

I know Pulteney's did Fontenoy last year.

Another alternative for you is NFOE which is New France Old England.

Have you looked at http://www.lacewars.co.uk or i'm sure Tod will post soon.


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Postby steve stanley » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:34 pm

Lace Wars includes a civilian group & the society as a whole will try most things if it's 1740-60...New France Old England deals with the 7 years war in America and there are other groups dealing with the War of the Spanish Succession & The American War of Independence....On the cards for next year is a multi-group event a Waltham Abbey Powder Mills..A veritable plethora of Wigs.....



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Postby steve stanley » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:35 pm

Beat me to the Draw,Steve!




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