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Offline Thunderchicken

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Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« on: January 01, 2016, 05:32:03 PM »
Ok so I'm weak and it doesn't take much shiny to tempt me. The great posts on this board have inspired me to start a new project. Not a big project but enough to add some variety to the gaming calendar.

Being all sensible I'll do a tad of research first, so can anyone suggest good books on C18th/early C19th smuggling in southern England? I'm particularly interested in the cat and mouse games between smugglers/wreckers and Excise-men.

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 05:38:59 PM »
Not sure about historical studies, but as far as literature goes, Jamaica Inn, Moofleet, and the Dr Syn novels are the staples of the genre  :)

Edit. That'd be Moonfleet, not MOOfleet. That's the one about sea-going cows  :D
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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 06:01:40 PM »
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2016, 06:07:27 PM »
...and Foundry have figures in their !8th C Civilians and British SYW ranges:



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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 08:54:09 PM »
Thanks Gents. Very helpful as usual. Those figures look good.


Edit. That'd be Moonfleet, not MOOfleet. That's the one about sea-going cows  :D


I didn't want to say anything, I assumed you'd been at the sherry again.

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 09:14:54 PM »
This one has quite a few contemporary illustrations considering it's only 48 pages long ...





And of course the everyday story of sea-going cows is always well worth a read  lol

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2016, 09:31:10 PM »
Cheers! it's on the shopping list.  :)

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 10:52:38 PM »
Those are some great resources for my projects as well. Just ordered both books. :)

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2016, 11:18:42 PM »
I also have The Cornish Smuggling Industry (bought at Jamaica Inn ;))

It's a good read and reference.
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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 10:32:53 AM »
I had a couple of books on smugglers & highwaymen that I can't find at the moment to check the titles, but if you search on Abebooks for "Smugglers Highwaymen" it gives a few  results:

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=smugglers+highwaymen
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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2016, 01:02:27 PM »
Copycat  ;D

cheers

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2016, 04:34:25 PM »
Thanks for the links  :)

Copycat  ;D

Abso-bloody-lutely! I'll probably be bugging you for stuff too!  lol

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Re: Books on C18th/C19th smuggling?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 04:44:20 PM »
Abso-bloody-lutely! I'll probably be bugging you for stuff too!  lol

Of this I have no doubt  lol

cheers

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