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by William
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Athentic bread with gluten free flour
Replies: 19
Views: 3939

From my reading, maslin refers to rye bread with some wheat in it. Bread made from peas and/or field beans is 'horsebread'.

An interesting reference to it here:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report ... mpid=33657
by William
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2486

Uniforms

Hi

Can anyone recommend a source of 18thC British military uniforms? Off the peg, or custom. Pref UK, but other sources would be good to know too.

Many thanks,

Will
by William
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gore-y business
Replies: 34
Views: 3289

I agree entirely Tuppence, Guthrie was talking about the MoL dress accessories, and I was pointing out that some of these badly cast items may never have been used. I've seen the insides of plenty of gorgeous Georgian clothes to know that what you're saying is true. Very messy inside, beautiful wher...
by William
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gore-y business
Replies: 34
Views: 3289

As for doing things to perfection, reading the MoL book on costume accessories, it seems there were plenty of accessories etc that were not perfect in any way, whether by cheap casting or badly finished. Whilst this is true, and many items were mass-produced, don't forget that the majority of the d...
by William
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: William Morris Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 817

William Morris Gallery

THREAT TO THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London, is the only public museum in the world devoted to William Morris’s life, work and influence, and has internationally important collections reflecting the enormous range of his activities. Morris’s original design...
by William
Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Many thanks again!
:D
by William
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Thank you both so much. The fan idea is excellent, and not one I would have ever come up with alone. I'll work on both suggestions though.

Any more?

:wink:
by William
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

18thC activities

I am developing a series of 18thC museum events; mainly adult and family activities. I'm also trying to find National Curriculum links to add to our schools programme (probably science). Most museums with an 18thC programme are (obviously) in the US with an American emphasis. Can anyone suggest any ...
by William
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor day
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

No, thanks Lidimy, all ideas are welcome. So far I've got: pomaders watttle and daub soap balls a handful of art activities from writing with a quill to heraldry (thanks Lidi) sugar crafts (thanks Kate) braiding (thanks Kate) I'm sure there were some more I came up with but it's been a long day and ...
by William
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian gothic mask
Replies: 29
Views: 2457

Some of the Venetian styles are certainly 'gothic' - well probably more 'goth' than 'Victorian gothic', but you should find some inspiration!
by William
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor day
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Thank you Annis - lovely ideas which I'm sure would sell!
by William
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian gothic mask
Replies: 29
Views: 2457

Is it vital that it is Victorian? For the style of mask you describe, Annis, I would suggest you try Googling for 'Venetian mask', and you should get lots of ideas!

Good luck and enjoy!
by William
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor day
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Thank you for your suggestions Kate, and apologies for my delayed reply.
by William
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fashion changes, early Tudor/late Medieval
Replies: 40
Views: 3611

Re: ladies costume evolution...

Sorry to be a harbinger of doom but latest research seems to favour long sleeve kirtles as the norm in the 15th century. NOOOOO I hear you shouting from here. :o Here's the research document... http://www.mathildegirlgenius.com/Documentation/KASF2006/15thCentSleeves.pdf Let me know what u think? IJ...
by William
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor day
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Tudor day

Hello all, I am organising a Tudor day at a small museum and we'd like to have the cafe make some Tudor-themed food on the day. Can you make any suggestions? At the same time, I'm always glad to hear of new ideas for hands-on activities that the volunteers can run (free-flowing family activities). I...
by William
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Vicky wrote:Stick to faba/fava beans


There you go. That is your pre 1500 list of beans. Field beans/broad beans.
by William
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4302

StaffordCleggy wrote:'Best' is subjective anyway, Tewks has huge numbers, but bores me rigid if i have to watch it rather than take part.


Oh I agree completely - but that goes for all re-enactment battles really, they're much more fun from the inside! :wink:
by William
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4302

William, what is your problem with Bosworth? As to 'best medieval battle', it does kind of depend on what the Americans define as 'medieval' doesn't it? All 'battles' are pure theatre, & as such need a really good commentator to explain what is unfolding to the public & keep them entertaine...
by William
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4302

It obviously depends on your definition of 'best'. What are you looking for? Size, general impression, or accuracy. Bosworth on none of these counts, I'm afraid. Tewkesbury has the size, but lacks the accuracy (for obvious reasons there's a trade-off with size and 'authenticity'. Hastings this year ...
by William
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4472

There are pretty much 2 sets of drill commands used by different groups. One set is based on ECW commands. The other set is based on contemporary sources. Most come from Mallory, (such as overthwart and 'thrang' even) and are contemporary terms used to describe how soldiers moved, but still are esse...
by William
Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13366

I'm pretty sure that 'shoulder length and slightly unkempt' would have been a common style amongst english soliery as well just becuase it is convenient? Not as convenient as keeping hair short, surely (in terms of maintenance, keeping free from lice etc)? Englishmen also kept shaved (I would say '...
by William
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: painted and gilded badge
Replies: 10
Views: 2225

Beautiful job!

:D
by William
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I wish I was one of the gentry
Replies: 19
Views: 3335

I understood the whole punk rocker with flowers in my hair to be a kind of melding of '77 and '69 together, I think the song is supposed to be about wishing you were back in the good old days when you could really rebel, not like today, when you get ignored. Spot on. It's a '77 and '69 mix, quite i...
by William
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 4775

Please don't get me wrong, I wasn't criticising Sally's idea - I think it's a very good one indeed, I just took from Dom's avatar that he did late-ish medieval, and so there was an even easier solution. That's all, just trying to be helpful! :D
by William
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 4775

Fair enough, apologies! :oops:

May still help for the t'other half though? 'Half hose' are easy.
by William
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 4775

Erm, Dom, surely for your period (late medieval?), footed hose are the answer, not socks! :D
by William
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 2284

I tried it on a white linen shirt to make it black and show off my wealth. it isn't as easy as you think it would be. That's interesting, where did you find info on that? Most things I've read indicate that wealthy people wore finer, whiter Holland linen shirts, not coloured. (Prestige in being abl...

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