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by Botwot
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Female Border Reivers - any evidence?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Female Border Reivers - any evidence?

No references to any such in the "official" records such as the Calendar of Border Papers or the Acts of the Privy Council or the relevant State Papers for Scotland and no references that I can find in the standard historical references or personal memoirs / family papers to which I have a...
by Botwot
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 3550

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

Hmmmm Whilst not disagreeing with the critical points made, The fact remains that if you are presenting / representing this period after this series then you will undoubtedly be compared to it at some point in the next season. A simple "they were wrong" or "that's rubbish" isn't ...
by Botwot
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 29446

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Many more qualified than me to answer on this forum, but let's get the ball rolling. Most Police Forces licensing sections will have a resume of the rules and the relevant application forms on their websites or give the office a ring. They are usually helpful. Application for a pistol will have to b...
by Botwot
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 5395

I think I'll have to plump for "The Three Musketeers/The Four Musketeers" the 1973/4 versions with Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Roy Kinnear etc etc. Favourite bits; the mock brawl in the inn to get food and drink...
by Botwot
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Gateshead/Newcastle
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

Not strictly Newcastle / Gateshead, but well within striking distance

http://www.royal-marine-society.co.uk/

or

andrew.dineley@ntlworld.com who is the Secretary of the Best of Times; Worst of Times group based on Teeside

Martin
by Botwot
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Whos of to Pontoise
Replies: 5
Views: 877

From a discussion we had at ILHF, Hinny Annie & Andreas whould be there

Martin
by Botwot
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 3874

Spent a season acting as a turn / run marker for an aerial spraying firm in the 1970's. Dressed up in yellow oilskins and sou'wester, you stood to mark the beginning and end of spray runs whilst helicopters and light aircraft zoomed towards you about 5 ft off the deck. Certainly improved my judgemen...
by Botwot
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: help
Replies: 2
Views: 854

In work at the minute so nothing to hand, but you could try any of the Stuart Press publications under the Food category at http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/ Or here http://www.beekeeping.org.uk/NL/info/info-r1.html http://www.harvington.org.uk/hic/meadrecipes.html or some of the links here http://www.e...
by Botwot
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 14266

Second Mad Mab's comments about the Carey novels In the wider Elizabethan context, you might also want to try the Novels written under her own name as Patricia Finney Glorianas Torch Unicorn's Blood Firedrake's Eye And the series co authored with Grace Cavendish Assassin Betrayal Conspiracy Spy/Dete...
by Botwot
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 14266

Second Mad Mab's comments about the Carey novels In the wider Elizabethan context, you might also want to try the Novels written under her own name as Patricia Finney Glorianas Torch Unicorn's Blood Firedrake's Eye And the series co authored with Grace Cavendish Assassin Betrayal Conspiracy Spy/Dete...
by Botwot
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4679

Sally

Pleased to help out as test pilot/ catwalk model (err maybe not) / crash-test dummy.

Will PM you with contact details

Martin
by Botwot
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4679

Sally Yes please, always looking for extensions/improvements/additions to the wardrobe, 16/19C covered by my group. My legs could charitably be described as "chunky" at best, (fluid retention doesn't help either !). Would be superb as handling items as well as for use and Pricing is fine a...
by Botwot
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4679

Sally Yes please, always looking for extensions/improvements/additions to the wardrobe, 16/19C covered by my group. My legs could charitably be described as "chunky" at best, (fluid retention doesn't help either !). Would be superb as handling items as well as for use and Pricing is fine a...

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