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Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:04 am
by Henri De Ceredigion
Following a discussion on the Costumes board, this is a post in order to gauge interest in the following suggestion.

The Musketeers of France (proposed name, open to discussion) will be a group of people who have an interest in re-creating the lives (and adventures) of the Musketeers as described by Alexandre Dumas in his novels "The Three Musketeers", "Twenty Years After", "The Vicomte of Bragelonne" and "The Man in the Iron Mask" and will be based in Mid Wales (Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Powys). Because this is a proposal for discussion, no website exists (but if people have the skills to construct a website, proposals for the design would be more than welcome).

The aim of the group is to re-create as well as educate people as to how Musketeers lived and worked. This could be done in conjunction with education facilities (especially those studying French / European literature during the Enlightenment). The structure of the group would reflect exactly the structure of the Musketeers with a Captain being the Chairman and would follow standard group rules (elections every year for a new committee and the terms that the committee operates under to the created before the group is formally formed)

Therefore if there is anyone who is interested in joining such a group, please reply with your location. I shall check back in a week and then every week after that and if I deem there to be enough interest will contact those who have expressed an interest to see if we can organise a Skype conference on the topic.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:13 pm
by Mark Griffin
You might want to consider getting a bit of space at one of the markets and getting some leaflets and publicity out there as well as starting an FB page as this forum isn't exactly busy.

Yours,

Griff

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:20 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mark Griffin wrote:You might want to consider getting a bit of space at one of the markets and getting some leaflets and publicity out there as well as starting an FB page as this forum isn't exactly busy. Yours, Griff


Well, as I said this is an idea in the very long stage process of planning (but all ideas are graciously welcomed). Now, next question is "Where's the nearest market to Ceredigion?"

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:40 pm
by Mark Griffin
Coventry i suspect.

That probably goes for where is the nearest anything from Ceredigion!

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:11 pm
by Jonesyollie
Some friends and I have been talking about musketeers today and I thought it would be worth a look to see if any groups already exist. We are based in Birmingham so Wales would be a bit of a trip. Do you know if there are any groups closer? If not we would be interested.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:15 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
Jonesyollie wrote:Some friends and I have been talking about musketeers today and I thought it would be worth a look to see if any groups already exist. We are based in Birmingham so Wales would be a bit of a trip. Do you know if there are any groups closer? If not we would be interested.


Well so far the response from Mid Wales has been akin to Donald Trump winning a popularity contest for people from Saudi Arabia (i.e none) but I know Birmingham very well indeed and it's always nice to know that my idea is generating discussions in other parts of the country.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:50 am
by Mark Griffin
the eternal problem with any group, locality.

Wonder how the real musketeers coped, France is really big with poor public transport in the 1620's.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:07 am
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mark Griffin wrote:the eternal problem with any group, locality. Wonder how the real musketeers coped, France is really big with poor public transport in the 1620's.


That's a very good question indeed, Mark. No doubt there must be records somewhere of the Musketeer Corps and by association, details of where people came from. Mmm, I wonder if the French Embassy in London would have a clue?

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:27 am
by Mark Griffin
No, but Les Invalides would. But you'd need to be able to read 17th cent french.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:44 am
by Mark Griffin
You have the Osprey renee chartrand book yes?

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:20 am
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mark Griffin wrote:You have the Osprey renee chartrand book yes?


Nope, but Les Invalides have replied to my direct message to them on Twitter and will forward my request to the correct department.

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:36 pm
by Mark Griffin
The osprey book is an excellent starting point. worth a tenner or so easily