King's 8th Light Coy.

The Light Company of the King's 8th Regiment of Foot has been established as a means through which members of the living history community can develop and share their knowledge, skills and research in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Reenactors, those taking part in this hobby, are welcome to participate and learn what they can from those around them, while contributing for the betterment of all.

Those new to the hobby who are interested in portraying a more progressive side of the Revolutionary War era, will be warmly welcomed and provided with the necessary guidance and resources to participate as full, knowledgeable members of the Light Coy.

Representing the Light Company of the 8th, this group will participate in a variety of events across North America and beyond, though emphasis will be placed on the Great Lakes expeditions and events, covering the historical actions of the Light Coy. and the 8th, at large. 

Hair and Makeup - Part 3 Period Makeup and How to Replicate It

I posted previously about primary sources and some tools that pertain to 18th century hair and makeup. Now we will get into the interesting part, the makeup that was used and how to apply it. I will go through some of the common ingredients used during the period and some modern substitutes. As well as a diagram showing how to apply period makeup, since it was used a little bit differently that we do now.

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Hair and Makeup - Part 1 Introduction & Original Sources

Hair and Makeup - Part 1 Introduction & Original Sources

As a followup to the presentation I lead at the Battle of the Flockey at the Old Stone Fort Museum recently, I wanted to make a few blog posts delving a bit deeper into the topic of hair and makeup in the 18th century. I will try to post one per week. Today’s post will be a brief introduction including some of the primary sources I have used to gather my information.

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New Beginning

Welcome to the new home of the King's 8th Regiment of Foot - Light Company. Here, you will find stories, announcements and articles of a period nature and relevant to the Company. Stay posted for future instructional videos, as well as guides on material culture, drills and experimental archaeology.

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