chorus Dumbartons drums they sound sae bonnie, And they remind me o my Johnnie, Such fond delight does fall upon me, When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.
My love he is a handsome laddie,
And though he is Dumbartons caddie,
Some day Ill be a Captains lady,
When Johnnie tends his vow tae me.
Across the fields of bounding heather,
Dumbarton sounds the hour o pleasure,
The joy I know will know no measure,
When Johnnie kneels and kisses me.
Tis he alone that can delight me,
His roving eyes they do invite me,
And when his tender arms enfold me,
The blackest night does turn and flee
Wearing the costumes of Royal Scots
Dragoons, the Soldiers of Killecrankie perform historical reenactments
of scenes from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie, fought between
supporters of the Catholic Stuart King James II & VII of Scotland
and the protestant William of Orange during the first Jacobite uprising TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES GLOSSOP
This August Bank Holiday the Royal Armouries is proud to present a
spectacular horse show, featuring the Winged Hussars, a crack team of
fast-riding, sharp-shooting, sabre-rattling cavalrymen from Poland.
When people ask me as they do is there any good Louis XIV period groups out there? I usually site this group from Canada. They are at 900 likes so pretty popular - if you go to their FB page you can see some good impressions recreating the 1690 raid on Salmon Falls.
Клуб ВИР "Лейб-гвардии Преображенский полк, 1709" These are some interesting photos. They say 'It was the event in the town of Osa on Kama river, West Urals region.
It used to be a small fortress on the rout to Siberia. In 1733 Vitus
Bering, the famous explorer, passed through Osa during his second
expedition to Kamchatka. The wooden forts were common for the region through 16th - 18th centuries.'
Special event in Scotland. Webpage here Friday 28th July - 5.30pm - Pitlochry Street Skirmish - Pitlochry
Main street will be closed at 5.30pm for a short re-enactment with
commentary of the events that took place in the Pass of Killiecrankie,
just before the battle proper over 300 years ago. There will infantry
cavalry Scottish Government Hanoverian soldiers, Jacobite Highlanders.
(Be prepared for some gun fire). Free entry as it will take place along
Atholl Road, Pitlochry's main street.
Saturday 30 th July and Sunday 31 st July - each day at 9am the gates open, the program runs from 11am to 5pm program.
Venue:- Killiecrankie Battlefield (Directions:- Located just outside of Killiecrankie Village on the way to Blair Atholl).
Continuous events in the arenas, including infantry and cavalry. NEW for 2017 will be the Scots Greys (who were formed in 1673).
Soldiers of Killiecrankie 2017 starts of Friday 29th July with a street skirmish along Pitlochry’s main
street. On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July from 11am to 5pm each day. Admission £6 adult, £5
Concessions, £3 children under 16 years, family of four £16 and free car parking. Tickets can be
purchased on line from www.SoldiersOfKilliecrankie.co.uk
. This entry from
Taunton is interesting in describing what Taunton women wore You
meete all sorts of Country women wrapp'd up in the mantles Called West
Country rockets, a Large mantle doubled together of a sort of serge,
some are Linsywolsey and a deep fringe or ffag at the Lower End, these
hang down some to their feete some only just below ye wast, in the
summer they are all in white garments of this sort, in the winter they
are in Red ones. I Call them garments because they never go out wth out
them and this is the universal ffashion in Sommerset and Devonshire and
Reviewed on Putney Heath in 1684 Nathan Brooks wrote this about them:
'twenty-one companies, two lieutenants to each company, three serjeants, three corporals, and two drums, established: distinguished by red coats lined with white; sashes white, with a white fringe; breeches and stockings light grey; grenadiers distinguished by caps lined white, the lion's face, proper, crowned; flys St Andrew's cross. with thistle and crown circumscribed in the centre 'Nemo me impune lacesit'
“I know these men, they will fight. If I had but them all would go well.”
It is now over 30 years since the first edition of Old Robin's Foot.
In the interim, research has revealed exciting new information,
particularly about clothing, and thrown some doubt on the accuracy of
previously well-thought-of secondary sources. Of most significance is
the publication in 2014 of the 26-volume Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England, which has shed new light on what soldiers of the period might have worn. This second edition of Old Robin
brings the research right up-to-date, including major revisions of the
text where this seemed necessary. The result is a book presenting all
the latest research in the context of Essex's infantry units.
(With illustrations by Alan Turton, color plates by Bruno Mugnai, and color flags by Lesley Prince)