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Tents Jacobite Camp

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:36 am
by Wim-Jaap
Does anyone know of some source (preferrably a book) in which I can find a description of what kind of tents were used in a Jacobite camp at the 45?
(Or just prior to the 45)
Greetings Wim-Jaap

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:30 pm
by steve stanley
If any....Normal British army wedges..prior to the '45 there's no real call for tents as you're looking at a civilian lifestyle

jacobite tents

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:02 pm
by Mark P.
A couple of pics of Jacobites camped at Edinburgh. Shortly after on the march south the inhabitants of Lockerby stole 30 cart loads of tents from the Jacobites and carried them off. The Jacobites probably spent the remainder of the campaign sleeping in ditches (and eating mud).

Camp at Holyrood from 'Fortress Scotland and the Jacobites' by Chris Tabraham and Doreen Grove.
Close up from 'Witness to Rebellion' by Iain Gordon Brown and Hugh Cheape.


Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:10 pm
by Wim-Jaap
Thank you Steve and Mark!

I'm gonna look into that books!

Greets Wim-Jaap

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:46 pm
by Wim-Jaap
Hello Mark P.,

I tried PM-ing you, but the message stays in my outbox for fome reasen and doesn't appear in my sentbox.
So I try it like this.

Thanks for the pictures!
I've got a question, do you have the books yourself?
I've tried the libraries here but none of them could supply me with the books.
If you have the books, could you scan the pages with the desription of the pictures and the pictures and include the pagenumbers?

We joined the national Living history platform in the netherlands which asks us to give sources of everything we use.

If you could do that for me, I would be very gratefull!

Thanks in advance,


Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:48 am
by Mark P.
Wim, I have sent the pages by e-mail.
I hope I have the correct address from your website!

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:30 pm
by Wim-Jaap
Yeps... it's great!

Thank you very much!

It is super usefull!

Greetings Wim-Jaap

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:22 pm
by Tod
Mark, it has been established that it's the medievals that eat mud. Us Jacobites eat rather well, as you should know :)