omgthatdress:

Suit
1790
The Kyoto Costume Institute

omgthatdress:

Suit

1790

The Kyoto Costume Institute

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benandbrew:

Culper Spies….

benandbrew:

Culper Spies….

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Thomas Erskine: “Symphony in E flat major 1/3” (1767).

“March of the guards to Finchley" by William Hogarth (1750). Troops marching to defend London during the rising of 1745.

March of the guards to Finchley" by William Hogarth (1750). Troops marching to defend London during the rising of 1745.

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A private of Kerr’s Dragoons circa 1742. In 1746 this regiment of dragoons would be part of the British Army at Culloden. They were Scots from the Lothian region of Scotland and some of them would even have been my ancestors.

A private of Kerr’s Dragoons circa 1742. In 1746 this regiment of dragoons would be part of the British Army at Culloden. They were Scots from the Lothian region of Scotland and some of them would even have been my ancestors.

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The Battle of Glen Shiel, June, 1719. British forces defeat an army of Jacobite Highlanders and Spanish regulars. 
Included in the British Army that day were men from Clan Fraser, Clan Ross, and Clan Sutherland. There is a nasty romanticism to Scottish independence that often ignores the fact that Scots themselves fought against other Scots on behalf of a United Kingdom. 

The Battle of Glen Shiel, June, 1719. British forces defeat an army of Jacobite Highlanders and Spanish regulars. 

Included in the British Army that day were men from Clan Fraser, Clan Ross, and Clan Sutherland. There is a nasty romanticism to Scottish independence that often ignores the fact that Scots themselves fought against other Scots on behalf of a United Kingdom. 

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zadiest:

The Egg, Or The Memoirs Of Gregory Giddy, Esq: With The Lucubrations Of Messrs. Francis Flimsy, Frederick Florid, And Ben Bombast. To Which Are Added, The Private Opinions Of Patty Pout, Lucy Luscious, And Priscilla Positive. Also The Memoirs Of A Right Honourable Puppy. Conceived By A Celebrated Hen, And Laid Before The Public By A Famous Cock-Feeder.

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

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Felipe V de España (detail), Jean Ranc, 1723

Felipe V de España (detail), Jean Ranc, 1723

(Source: sforzinda)

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Culloden, 1746. Tomorrow is a big day so expect more as we’ll focus on the Jacobite Wars with a few postings.

Culloden, 1746. Tomorrow is a big day so expect more as we’ll focus on the Jacobite Wars with a few postings.

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vfreie:

lordmarlborough:

vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.
The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.
Source

The Garde Suisse uniform was Red in the army of the Ancien Regime. The above soldiers are wearing the uniform of the Gardes Francaises.
This is the uniform of the Swiss Guards of the Maison du Roi:


True for the French army, but these men are in the Duchy of Modena, unless the Vinkhuijzen Collection got it all wrong.

Oh right! That will teach me to scan the commentary! I missed the most important link. Reblogging for the correction!

vfreie:

lordmarlborough:

vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.

The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.

Source

The Garde Suisse uniform was Red in the army of the Ancien Regime. The above soldiers are wearing the uniform of the Gardes Francaises.

This is the uniform of the Swiss Guards of the Maison du Roi:

True for the French army, but these men are in the Duchy of Modena, unless the Vinkhuijzen Collection got it all wrong.

Oh right! That will teach me to scan the commentary! I missed the most important link. Reblogging for the correction!

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