Tuesday, 25 November 2008


A winter cap worn by some Canadian Militiamen.
(Also see Karpus). 'English style cap, sometimes called Bourguignote by sailors. It is a day and night cap, with flaps that can be turned down for protection against the wind and sand' Furetiere 1690. For references to its use in New France in the 1680s and 90s go here to an excellent book by Timothy Kent.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Hello Ralph,
I am following your blog with interest, it contains so many fascinating details, especially on soldiers outfits and weapons.
I wanted to bring to your attention that on August 1, 2009, it will be the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec, with 2,000 re-enactors expected on the Plains of Abraham. Additionally, we (Travel-Vermont.net and Ipswich Tours) are organizing an historic 6-day tour "When this land was called New France" which will bring people to Quebec City, the Richelieu and the Lake Champlain Valleys following the steps of Samuel de Champlain and the French settlers in the region (1608-1763). I thought it might interest your readers! www.travel-vermont.net/new-france-historic-tour/