Archive Results For: Other (Early Modern)

Note: Henry Cornelius Vroom

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton challenges Henry Parker’s description of Vroom’s Armada Tapestries, which appeared in MM Volume 1, Issue 5. He takes issue with Parker’s use of ‘formations’ in describing the layout of the fleet, the meaning of which could be misconstrued in a naval context. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Battles & Tactics | Navies

Note: Union Jack

By L G Carr Laughton and W G Perrin

Three further notes from Carr Laughton and Perrin seek to add to the pool of knowledge that had been built up in earlier editions of the journal. (See MM Volume 1, Issues 1 and 4) Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Note: Bitter End

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton elaborates on the meaning of the above phrase, which was initially raised in MM Volume 1, Issue 2. Quoting sources, he believes that bitter end derives from the cable left after it has been wound around the bits. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship

Note: Jan Parcelles

By L G Carr Laughton

This short note, which follows-up an article in MM Volume 1, Issue 2 points out that there were a number of paintings by the above artist in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Union Flag

By A D Seton

Seton provides additional information concerning W G Perrin’s article on The Union Flag in MM Volume1, Issue 1. He points out that there was also a “Scotch Union Flag” which was the first Union Flag of 1603, but with the St. Andrew’s saltire superimposed on the Cross of St. George. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

Note: Ships Models in the Museum of the Training Ship “Mercury” at Hamble

By Gregory Robinson

Robinson provides a detailed description of each of the three models mentioned in Notes in MM Volume 1, Issue 3. The editor adds his views of Robinson’s observations at the end of the article. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

Note: The Ship Models at Cuckfield Park, Sussex. Responses

By Various

Two responses follow-up Carr Laughton’s Note in MM Volume 1, Issue 2. Further similar models, from roughly the same period, were displayed at the 1905 Naval Exhibition and were owned by a Captain Hoare. The second response proposes that model No. 3 in the earlier article was probably of the Royal Charles, which was famously […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

Note: The Van de Veldes

By R Massie Blomfield

Blomfield warns of the dangers of taking too literal an interpretation of the colours of flags depicted in ship paintings by the Van der Veldes (see MM Volume 1, Issue 1). He argues that the younger Van der Velde coloured the pen and ink drawings of his father and some were completed long after the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Ship Models at Cuckfield Park Sussex

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton provides brief details of each of the eight models to be found in the rooms of Cuckfield Park. He also mentions two or three other models but does not go into detail. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

Of Decks and their Definitions Part I

By Alan Moore

This article concentrates on the nomenclature of wooden men-of-war, and begins with a list of the decks of HMS Victory, explaining why, to the uninitiated, the expressions are sometimes anomalous.   Moore gives definitions from a series of eighteenth and nineteenth century Nautical Dictionaries, from as early as Blankley’s Naval Expositor of 1750, for the use […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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