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by Vez
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Occupation? Nun
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

I'm still working on my Cluniac nun outfit for next season ( costumes for Dragon con got in the way). For back ground reading, a good all rounder is Eileen Power - Medieval English Nuneries 1275 to 1535.
by Vez
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books about C15th Nuns. - Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Books about C15th Nuns. - Recommendations

As I'm going to be dressing as a nun I thought Id better do some reading about them. Ive got some general histories but wondered if any one knew of any good 'day / year in the life type books. If they are specifically about Cluniac's even better. I'm basing the whole persona on a nun from Delapre Ab...
by Vez
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: hi im new and need help!
Replies: 25
Views: 2852

well Matt, Looking at your location I would suggest coming along to Kelmarsh this weekend and getting some info from the horses mouth as it were.
by Vez
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 5495

Image


...Wouldnt it be fun to set up a bath tub on camp....... it would go nicely with the thread in the friends forum for ladies in stripey hoods....

Thus runs the thoughts in my head.
by Vez
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 14729

If any one is after basic instant garden bits, my local Wilko's (Long Eaton) had 4 different kinds of thyme as well as sage, rosemary, mint etc. Dont know if other stores will have them but it may be wortha peek.
by Vez
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women combat archers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

On another matter, it looks like our event is going to have a substantial number of archers. Should look good & be closer to history. Well I'll be sure to pack my male kit. I know I can wear my girlie clothes, but I think male kit looks better if doing these sort of things. I am cooking at this...
by Vez
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women combat archers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3063

I spent ages dithering about getting my male kit sorted and I managed to get on the field for the first time at Blore. I'm hoping this season to get more field experience and perhaps may look at becoming a fighting archer, if I dont get hurt :D
by Vez
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 14729

Cheers. Ive been trying to use Culpepper and its proved to be...frustrating.
by Vez
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 14729

I started a garden project last year. Garden is only 5 x 3 m but the lawn was too neglected over the summer so i dug it all up and built low rectangular beds. Still collecting plants, but I went through the Trotula and Sally's book and made a list of plants I needed from there which hopefully will r...
by Vez
Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: ARGH!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 743

ah yes.

Came across this a few months back as a link from a star wars costuming site


http://costumersguide.com/index.shtml


I expect dragon con this year will be heaving with little Boleyn's
by Vez
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Growing Up in Medieval London
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Ive been thinking of getting this, now I will. Cheers
by Vez
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Cookery
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Bought the hubby that for his B'day last year. He's got to translate it before he can use it ! Double the value, hours of fun !
by Vez
Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

I was looking at the pictures and trying to break down the layers, I'm not that good at making kit at the best of times :D .

I can now crack on with this years off season project.

Thanks , Vez
by Vez
Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

From what i can gather, I need to have the following.

Shift
'Black' under dress
'Black' overdress / work dress
White wimple
black veil.

Belt of some type


Does that sound right?
by Vez
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Women
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Yep, this is a good book. Womens role in society, at all levels, is some thing that interests me and this book is a good all rounder.
by Vez
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Thanks for that, lots to go on there. Dont ask me why I have this whim to make nun's kit ,but for my period the most obvious link (to me) is the role the nuns had after the battle of Northampton. Just to make it easier it had to me the most obscure order in the country :D So cluniacs it is.
by Vez
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

C15th Cluniac Nun

This is a new direction for me. I would like to make a nuns outfit as per those worn by the nuns at Delapre abbey in 1460 ie- Battle of Northampton. Ive started researching and from what Ive seen the cluniacs as an off shoot of the Benedictines wore basically the same as that order. But I have no id...
by Vez
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Legend of Robin Hood BBC 1975
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

No need, Ive got them on DVD. Michael Pread, one of my first crushes. Its true as accuracy goes its no better really than the new one, however I find the acting and writing to be better than the BBC one. Or is it just those memories of summer evenings, being called in to watch Robin of Sherwood and ...
by Vez
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5180

As far as I know Verity is a Puritan name so I some times have to have another name, which confuses me, being a bit simple an all. :D
by Vez
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: your favorit sites/buildings
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Robin, just imaged Haddon Hall, it really is a stunner!


Lidimy, you dont have to imagine it, just watch the princess bride. It was filmed around Derbyshire and Haddon Hall was used for the 'castle'.
by Vez
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Princes in the Tower.
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

I agree, they were introuble as soon as their died.

Managed to read a couple of chapters of Fields book... before i left it at Mombasa airport....
by Vez
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Princes in the Tower.
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

I'll dig that one out for reading then. When I finished Weirs book I remember being quite hot under the collar......


Just ordered it to take on Honeymoon.
by Vez
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books about women in the late medieval period (14th/15thc)
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

I like studying the role of women in society. You can bring up several hundred books on Amazon my searching for ' medieval women' . Thats why my wish list is several pages long.
by Vez
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Uneasy Lies The Head
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Oh she has loads doesnt she, quite prolific writer. I really only collect her historical novels under the name Jean Plaidy but I have been known to read some of her Romances
by Vez
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Richard 3 and weird fandom
Replies: 31
Views: 4501

I once paid £120 to be regressed, having in interest in such things. Couldnt be hypnotised! Still took the money off me tho.

I must have seen three different women who all claimed to be Ann Boleyn on TV programmes but even from my meagre knowledge I could punch holes in their theories.
by Vez
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Uneasy Lies The Head
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Love Jean Plaidy. My mum got me into reading her when I was ten, since then I have been trying to own a copy of every book she wrote. hardest to get hold of are the Plantagenet series. Still, they are re issuing her stuff now so may be I'll get a chance soon.
by Vez
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Thanks.
by Vez
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Yeah, thats just like a search engine, when you try and buy it it, just forwards you to other sites like ebay or amazon, neither of which have the book.
by Vez
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

There was nothing specifically, just being book greedy and wanting to collect as much info as poss as beauty & make up is going to be my living history thing.

IF you dont mind, I would like to PM you if I need clarification on subjects? As I'm putting my potions together and what not.
by Vez
Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for book
Replies: 16
Views: 2232

Ive rang streamline press in Leicester. Not much help, the woman who answered the phone just kept reiterating they were printers and not publishers. She said she couldnt put me through to any one because the call would just come back to her.

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