General information on the Industrial Revolution

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Andrew1879
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Re: General information on the Industrial Revolution

Post by Andrew1879 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:22 pm

There's so much wonderful material available. Here's a few random links from my research collection.

http://catsmeatshop.blogspot.co.uk/
http://virtualvictorian.blogspot.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ar ... torian_Era
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_occultists
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19 ... layers=168
http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/
http://www.silentuk.com/?p=2792
http://www.juliantrubin.com/schooldirec ... urces.html

I'd also recommend watching any documentaries with Mark Russell (the fellow that played Arthur Weasley) or Ruth Goodman (Victorian Farm, Victorian Pharmacy, Full Steam Ahead). So many ideas.

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Re: General information on the Industrial Revolution

Post by Slimcreeper » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:02 pm

I love that you are posting all of these resources to give GMs an easy place to start.

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Re: General information on the Industrial Revolution

Post by Andrew1879 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 pm

I can give you several more. I'm currently reading Judith Flanders' "The Victorian City", which is jammed full of useful information, even if half the book is about London before 1850. I just finished the first of the Matthew Hervey novels by Allan Mallinson, which again is set much earlier than the game period but gives a lot of insight into the British military, and shows where it was before the Cardwell Reforms.

You can get a copy of the Poinsett Cavalry manual from the Internet Archive, or from http://www.shadowlandstudios.com/2nd_US ... ining.html. It's what we're basing in-game cavalry practices off of. Other goodies on the Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg include the writings of Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, and other members of the Theosophical Society, which will be one of the new Lodges in the Players Companion. There's a wealth of primary sources both on Gutenberg and available through Google Books.

As far as the Samsut go, http://www.assyrianlanguages.org/akkadian/search.php has been invaluable in constructing the Samsut language. Check out http://www.angelfire.com/tx/tintirbabyl ... intro.html for the Babylonian calendar.

And a few random links:
http://www.juliantrubin.com/schooldirec ... urces.html
http://spitalfieldslife.com/2014/12/26/ ... ld-london/
www.hunley.org/index.asp
http://www.haz-map.com/occindex.htm
http://www.lothene.org/others/women19.html

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Re: General information on the Industrial Revolution

Post by Andrew1879 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:39 pm

If you want to play a Weird Scientist of the Heron School or a Brassman, check this out: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ho ... 0594c99f96

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