18th Century Resources

Feila's major world powers are vying for colonial possessions, while at home powerful monarchies view with revolutionary movements unleashed by the Enlightenment. Wars are fought with musket and cannon; peace is clogged with endless frills. Edwin, Domus, Maze and Gawain are all constantly at war, with the Territory of the Ravens in between them. All natives are furry (Skin Avian are present here too). No native humans.

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18th Century Resources

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18th Century resources:

Men's Clothing
http://www.history.org/history/clothing ... ossary.cfm

Women's Clothing
http://www.history.org/history/clothing ... ossary.cfm

Children's Clothing (below 12 years old, I believe)
http://www.history.org/history/clothing ... ossary.cfm

Muskets (Long Land Pattern Musket, AKA 'Brown Bess' as example)
http://www.cvco.org/sigs/reg64/bess.html

Blunderbuss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunderbuss

Pistols (British Sea Service Pistol as example)
http://www.militaryheritage.com/pistol1.htm

Navy Ships (HMS Victory taken as the only surviving example. This site has information not only on the ship design, but life aboard, armament, ratings, etc)
http://www.hms-victory.com/index.php?op ... e&Itemid=1

Armies (Battle of Quebec, 1759, as example. Note mitre caps only worn by elite units)
http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-quebec.htm

Rules of Civility (Ladies and Gentlemen only)
http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/manners/rules2.cfm

Music (Quite difficult to find a site that's not a boring chunk of text... Wikipedia for music enthusiasts. Basically the music was either orchestral or some traditional folk song. )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_period_(music)

Inventions (Cutoff at 1768. No steam engines in our period)
http://inventors.about.com/library/inve ... l1700s.htm

Nobility (Titles, and how they are used)
http://members.shaw.ca/jobev/title.html

(Please post if there's any other important things to be included. Note that some of the things I wrote about previously came from my own knowledge, and may not be readily available on the internet.)
"You can't just remain a root forever. Eventually you grow and change into other things, like stems and leaves and such. Are a tree's leaves an insult to its roots?" - Sade

"It is easy for a statesman, whether he be in the Cabinet or the Chamber, to blow a blast with the wind of popularity on the trumpet of war, warming himself the while at his own fireside; or to thunder orations from this tribune and then to leave it to the musketeer who is bleeding to death in the snow whether his system win fame and victory or no. There is nothing easier than that; but woe to the statesman who in these days does not look around him for a reason for war which will hold water when the war is over." - Otto von Bismarck

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Perhaps some video resources for this age would be nice. I found the ones for the Age of Cavaliers very helpful.
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