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Outlander, the second season, a differently framed Dragonfly in Amber

[Blog in Progess!!, come back for the 2nd and last 3rd tomorrow night] Claire grieving over her stillborn child, POV Mother superior (Caitrionia Balfe, Frances de la Tour, Episode 7, Faith) Dear friends and readers, It’s been eight months since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Oct 2017

SALT PORK, SHIP’S BISCUIT, AND BURGOO: SEA PROVISIONS FOR COMMON SAILORS AND PIRATES, PART 1

A painting of a typical East Indiaman from the 17th century by Isaac Sailmaker, c.1685. https://csphistorical.com/2016/01/24/salt-pork-ships-biscuit-and-burgoo-sea-provisions-for-common-sailors-and-pirates-part-1/?blogsub=spammed#subscribe-blog
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Oct 2017

Early Modern Upcycling: Eighteenth-century shoes from the Joseph Box Collection at MAAS

The Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, formerly the Powerhouse Museum, has an amazing collection of shoes that range from medieval work shoes to modern haute couture. The Joseph Box shoemaking archive forms the core of the collection,...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 15 Oct 2017

The ‘Gimcrack whim collector’: Don Saltero’s Coffee House and Museum

From the late 1600s until well into the nineteenth, one particular premises, a former coffee house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, was a must-see on the list for visitors. Famous for its ‘cabinets of curiosities’, the ‘museum’ was known...
From: DrAlun on 10 Oct 2017

Marston Moor 1969

Thanks to David Wilton SK for finding this chunk of nostalgiaA second Battle of Marston Moor - a re-enactment of the key battle of the Civil war over three hundred years ago, when the Royalists were routed. The 1969 battle was fought in intense heat...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 4 Oct 2017

The Robe a la Turque - Part 3 - Shalwar Puffy Pants

Before I forget about all the trials and tribulations (and sometimes fun) I had making my Turkish costume for Costume College 2017, I better tell you about one of the most enjoyable parts - the puffy pants!Since Guimard's lower legs are not visible in...

Publish, possibly perish, but live life to the full

The Age of the Enlightenment was awash with print and the number of authors, male and female, with at least one publication to their name grew by leaps and bounds across the eighteenth century. Becoming a published author, however, was not always easy....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 3 Oct 2017

British Museum Shot Pouch. Undated!

 Museum number Am1991,09.4 Full: Front Rectangular flat pouch or bag, with strap, fingerwoven of wool. The flat bag is constructed from one or two pieces of red wool plaited cloth, with a central resist [undyed] paler horizontal stripe...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2017

Historically Speaking Blog

QOLVR member Aaron carrying all he needed for four days at Fort Ticonderoga. http://historicallyspeaking.driftingfocus.com/2012/06/07/five-ways-for-18th-century-reenactors-to-improve-their-camps/?subscribe=error#blog_subscription-3
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2017

my military history research interests Blog.

http://mymilitaryhistory.blogspot.com.au/2009/06/robert-rogers-and-his-rangers.html
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Sep 2017

Jane Austen Festival in Pictures

How remiss am I in sharing photos, proper photos, from the Jane Austen Festival. So remiss! In fact, when I opened up this draft post to see how far I'd gotten, this is all I had..."Photos and shit" Oh my. So let's remedy that. This year at Jane Austen...

Scottish Enlightenment

Whilst we mainly focus on the Jacobite history here at Culloden it is always nice to branch out and look at life in the 18th Century from a broader view. This week we get to look at something a bit cheerier than usual and discover some of the...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 29 Sep 2017

The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Jack Straw

In 1381, one of the most important events in English medieval history occurred: the Peasants’ Revolt. Under the leadership of a former soldier, Wat Tyler (d. 1381), a radical priest, John Ball (d. 1381), and Jack Straw (d. 1381), approximately 50,000...

Pirates & Privateers Newsletter.

https://pub47.bravenet.com/bravemailer/v2/online.php?id=471&usernum=3977197897&e=historicaltrekker%40gmail.com&cname=Keith
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Sep 2017

The American Duchess Guide - Previews!

Lovelies, we are so excited to finally be able to give you all a sneak preview and some behind-the-scenes info on our upcoming book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking. We want to thank everyone for supporting our effort so far - thanks...

The Modern Reenactor: If you would not be forgotten...

The Modern Reenactor: If you would not be forgotten...: Following Benjamin Franklin's advice, I thought I'd write something that might be worth the reading. In his Poor Richard's Alman...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Sep 2017

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

Native Americans and the use of Brass Kettles©

https://thehistoricfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/native-americans-and-the-use-of-brass-kettles/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Sep 2017

For Malplaquet day

The Queen's regiment UK WSS reenactors. See more of them and other WSS images here
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 11 Sep 2017

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