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by bilbobaglin
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1380 townswoman-help needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2203

Re: 1380 townswoman-help needed!

possibly a breach of copyright going on here? Massive breach of copyright. This intellectual property belongs to Sarah Thursfield ( http://www.sarahthursfield.com ) as far as I know not some random polish website. You do not pay £7 for the hard copy, if you are you are paying some third party who h...
by bilbobaglin
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings in Cheshire
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Re: Vikings in Cheshire

Hello there! Although not a Viking myself I can recommend Viking Chester as a good group, very active in and around the City. Here they are stirring up trouble at the Midwinter celebrations in the city surrounded by numerous other groups/mops. https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-...
by bilbobaglin
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Cheating with air drying clay
Replies: 2
Views: 2554

Re: Cheating with air drying clay

I have used air drying clay for making board game pieces and it works okay for that. I did stick them in the oven at a low heat to make sure they were really dry. Unfortunately the issue is when they get wet again in the rain they start to soften and the terracotta colour comes off on everything. I ...
by bilbobaglin
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman

The same word was also applied to a privy, but the connection between the two things is not clear. Maybe it was an early version of the Americanism "bathroom", which does not mean a room with a bath - simply a coy way of saying toilet without actually mentioning it. Or indeed Water Closet...
by bilbobaglin
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Samhain Welsh Medieval Society
Replies: 0
Views: 805

Samhain Welsh Medieval Society

My name is Chris Baglin and I am the chair of the curiously named Samhain Welsh Medieval Society, we are having our AGM on the 22nd of this month. That's November, or Samhain if you will. If you are North Wales/Marches based we would be interested in hearing from you, why not get in touch here or PM...
by bilbobaglin
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Nine Mens Morris
Replies: 8
Views: 4316

Re: Nine Mens Morris

Hello, folks Games is what I does. Or at least one of the things I do, branching out now. Yes Morris (3 men and 9 men) is suitable and there are some others, for a Saxon such as yourself I would recommend Fox and Geese (Halatafl mentioned in the Icelandic sagas). There are two good makers I have bou...
by bilbobaglin
Thu May 09, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: The Minstrels' Court, Saturday 15th June, Chester
Replies: 1
Views: 2657

Re: The Minstrels' Court, Saturday 15th June, Chester

Looking forward to it, Tom. Hope it's as good as last year!
by bilbobaglin
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: medieval oatcake recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9920

Re: medieval oatcake recipe?

Thanks.
by bilbobaglin
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: For Sale:Sopranino Shawm
Replies: 1
Views: 2383

Re: For Sale:Sopranino Shawm

pm sent.
by bilbobaglin
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Help-my sword needs a name!
Replies: 9
Views: 3624

Re: Help-my sword needs a name!

And lo! The leader of those men of the North, the mighty warriors who defeated the foe at Cattraeth, held aloft his mighty sword and cried "This is my blade, the bane of the Gododdin, renter of the Danes, whose edge shall never dull, whose hilt shall never fail, and whose shall hence forth be k...
by bilbobaglin
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh costume in the 14th century
Replies: 18
Views: 6271

Re: Welsh costume in the 14th century

Yes, noticed there were none of these chaps when Bolingbroke landed.
by bilbobaglin
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: medieval oatcake recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 9920

Re: medieval oatcake recipe?

Do you happen to have chapter and verse of that Froissart provenance?
by bilbobaglin
Tue May 01, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 13467

Re: Need help with Bread

The Hairy Bikers were in Spain tonight watching someone making spelt bread, you could watch it for some tips on the iplayer.
by bilbobaglin
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4366

Re: Medieval Board games

@ Clarenceboy Still haven't finished the shove groat board, had a baby since we last spoke but I have bought a slate floor tile from Topps (£6). Not overly polished and gives good travel, as you can see from this test film http://youtu.be/FiZajNwLmnM just needs some lines scored and a backstop. Job ...
by bilbobaglin
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 6991

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

I've never managed to find anything to support the claims of Kubb's medieval origins. Yes, it does bear a passing resemblence to Kayles but I suspect that a lot of the claims are marketing dope. I can't find any references to it beyond the present era, and I can't find a credible source that puts it...
by bilbobaglin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Board games
Replies: 18
Views: 4366

Re: Medieval Board games

So far I have designs for: 3, 5, 6, 7 or 9 man's Morris Quirkat Fox and Geese Fox and hounds Tafl, English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh variants Tables (backgammon) All your games are very cerebral. How about an action game? I'm hoping to make a shove-groat board before the end of the month (our first...

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