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by KSBIII
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 16th Century birds and bees...
Replies: 37
Views: 5003

Hi Annis, I belive adultery is still perceived as being in the mind as much as in the body, "Thou shalt not covert..." I also believe that priests were encouraged to report occurences of adultery (certainly in the middle ages). As has been said, the women would be treated more harshly than...
by KSBIII
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 16th Century birds and bees...
Replies: 37
Views: 5003

by KSBIII
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 16th Century birds and bees...
Replies: 37
Views: 5003

Wrong period I know, but maybe if you search on this site

http://www.likesbooks.com/medevil3.html

I've read that in medieval times certain postions were considered un-natural enough to result in birth defects, don't know if that carried over.
by KSBIII
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pudding.
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Propper rice pudding with a slightly salty skin
by KSBIII
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Christmas 1914
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Christmas 1914

by KSBIII
Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Soldier's Song
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Soldier's Song

Hi, Just heared this on R4. May be of interest? A Soldier's Song Tuesday 7 November 2006 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM) Repeated: Saturday 11 November 2006 15:30-16:00 (Radio 4 FM) Tim Healey talks to soldiers past and present about the songs that they sing and have sung through the ages. Many of those so...
by KSBIII
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fishing (for the dead)
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

I think that at the Seige of Orleans the citizens had some kind of contraption mounted on a sled like system that was hauled around the city walls to break seige ladders and cut/snap grappling hook ropes. I have no idea if it ever saw any action though. The Humpty Dumpty of the nursery ryhme was a ...
by KSBIII
Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fishing (for the dead)
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Here's an earlier example of re-cycling

http://math.nyu.edu/~crorres/Archimedes ... ybius.html

The defenders also killed many men by means of the iron grappling-hooks let down from cranes, which I mentioned earlier: these were used to lift up men, armour and all, and then allow them to drop
by KSBIII
Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kapok?
Replies: 25
Views: 3146

Tuppence wrote:Forget the exact details, but from one of those sir such and such's travels of the world books in the mid c15th.


Sir JohnMandeville?

(senior moment on first attempt)
by KSBIII
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Lancaster and York:the wars of the Roses.
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

How do you manage to read so much? I started her "The Princes in the Tower last week and have still only had time to get about a third through.
by KSBIII
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The King's Grey Mare.
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Gosh, I remember reading this as a young teenager I loved it, and her "We Speak No Treason" (two vols, Richard III was a good guy really). Her "Within the Hollow Crown" (Richard II) had me reading Shakespear for fun. Must see if I can find them again, see what I think now I'm hea...
by KSBIII
Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 50817

Dalston (London) has two. One at the far end of Ridley Road market - It's a fabric shop but right at the back they have a quite a bit on the button/braid/silks/thread front. Staff are very helpful usually. One on Kingsland road - Coates I think. Staff are... less said soonest mended. (But I was havi...
by KSBIII
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6466

Authenticity issues aside, this lying on the back to fit thing intrigued me so I did a LITTLE "hands on", so to speak, experimentation. To put it in context. I am a a woman of a certain ageand size who in the not too distant past spent 3 years either pregnant, breast feeding or both. I als...
by KSBIII
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19247

Hi Lidimy, sorry if its already been covered, but in reference to what KSBIII wrote, is the front panel pinned on both sides, being completely detachable, or just on one side, being like a big flap? Well, yes, thats a question! We really don't know!! Not terribly helpful I know! The reason we don't...
by KSBIII
Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 19247

Hi. I've been lurking and watching this and feeling a bit green with envy at the enthusiasm and skill shown on this thread. Anyway, having expressed my lack of knowledge on this I was having a look at a copy of the JS portrait I happened to have here. the point was made earlier that it would be diff...
by KSBIII
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Lighting
Replies: 27
Views: 4970

A shop near me has some almost attractive lamp-shady things made from animal skin (goat maybe?) painted and stretched over a metal frame - these are for modern eletric bulbs. They seem to let a decent amount of light through. Would skin have been used in this way before the 20th century?
by KSBIII
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 12028

Is poking very ladylike? Might she glance or peep?
by KSBIII
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Blue Bags/bag blue
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Annie C, Thanks.

Green Carbolic too... Childhood revisited.
by KSBIII
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Blue Bags/bag blue
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Annie C, I was actually refering to this I have had discussions about 'Dolly Blue' with people in this part of the country (Lancashire) who remember their grannies using it (or with the older discussants their mothers). No offence meant. I think said Aunty may still have a usable version of your stu...
by KSBIII
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Blue Bags/bag blue
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Reckitts blue! yes that's the one. Thanks. It was Granny in the dream but I remember my mother using it too. If there are people still doing it I'll have to track some down for her and her mates. By the way, I'm not that old, my Aunt was still using her boiler and mangle in the late 70s/early 80s
by KSBIII
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Blue Bags/bag blue
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

Blue Bags/bag blue

Not sure if this is one for this site but I had one of those wierd dreams last night. I was watching my grandmother doing the washing, I think it's down to the trailers for that evacuation programme (wash board, soap etc). She was using a "blue bag" on the whites. What exactly were they and how long...

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