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by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Bromans : Roman History "ladded up" or a chance for some real interest
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Bromans : Roman History "ladded up" or a chance for some real interest

This evening saw the launch of the new ITV2 game / reality / sports (call it what you will) show "Bromans" where eight couples live the lives of Roman gladiators (although to be fair they are more like raw recruits than actual gladiators) and has been called the new "Love Island"...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - 17th Century Shoes Red Size 6 wide fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: For Sale - 17th Century Shoes Red Size 6 wide fitting

I was under the impression that people in the 1600's wore boots? Can I ask therefore who wore shoes?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Plague Doctors in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Plague Doctors in UK

Anybody know of any PRIMARY sources for the above in the UK, specifcally England but happy to look at Scotland, Wales and ireland. Thanks to the Welsh government making bus travel free of a weekend, when I have a spare weekend would you like to go to the National Library in Aberystwyth and see what...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Coracle Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Coracle Boat

Need to sell my traditionally made coracle. Wooden slatted construction, covered in canvas, stitched and pitch sealed. Comes with a (modern) oar so for re-enacting purposes, a wooden oar would be needed. Buyer collects (I am based in Essex). Any offer considered. Thanks. Have you considered selling...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Alchemist Re-enactor Project
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Alchemist Re-enactor Project

Is this project still ongoing? The reason I ask is that starting a fortnight ago, bus travel fares have been abolished on selected Welsh routes, therefore if there is something happening in relation to this in Wales of a weekend then I am now in a position to attend.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: WWI/Edwardian Groups/Re-enactors for 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: WWI/Edwardian Groups/Re-enactors for 2018

Dear All, With reference to the above, I'm looking for WWI/Edwardian Groups or individuals, entertainers or performers for a number of events in 2018. In the first instance, please contact me via my email address below, with details about your group and website, etc. We already work with a number o...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Henri's Coat of Arms
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Henri's Coat of Arms

The reason that I was so interested in the books being sold earlier on is that one of them was about how to design a coat of arms having come to a conclusion sometime ago that as Henri is the son of a peer of the realm then he really should have one and therefore (with help from that book) and some ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: As I am now in a position to do so

Over the last couple of years, our village's carnival has been a rather on and off affair, usually with everything happening in the last few weeks before it is due to happen. This year, I am pleased to say, a carnival committee has already been placed into action and although a date has not yet been...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Hy Friends !
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Hy Friends !

Hello Brothers ! I m Florian, I m 26 years old, im in love with medieval times and animals, especially horses and dogs I have heard of many people experting in one aspect of history, but historical domestication, that is a new one on me I will admit. Perhaps you can help in one regard then (and if ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: As I am now in a position to do so

OMG Banging the table looking for a like button re Paul's comments above. Timothy Dawson does good boots Yes, I agree with you on that regard, I've often seen something and said "That's a remarkably interesting piece of information. Where can I show some appreciation?". Would these be the...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: As I am now in a position to do so

Erm. What were these garments described to you as, on the invoice? I am sorry to say the best thing I could say about them is, yes they are garments. They might be adequate for pantomime, but sadly nothing else. They bear no resemblance to any English C17 Garment I am aware of. They were not bought...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: As I am now in a position to do so

Is the picture distorted? Seems to be a lot of jacket and very little leg. Are the blue leggings modern or part of the supplied garment? The outer garment might pass as a jump coat for riding with some work. The inner garment seems to have little shape and no sign of a waist or tabs. As to footwear...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: As I am now in a position to do so

boots should be no problem, Tod at Foxblade has always been able to sort me out various shoes and boots for Gareth in a UK14 and any of the made to measure makers will be working from your exact measurements anyway That's very helpful to know, thank you, however I should have mentioned that they ca...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: As I am now in a position to do so
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

As I am now in a position to do so

I would very much like people's thoughts and comments on my 17th century style uniform (as an English gentleman) that has finally arrived from the United States. This was first made for me in 2013, but thanks to HMRC attaching a £243 customs charge to it, I had to send it back. Since then the person...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Time and Epochs Moscow June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: Time and Epochs Moscow June 2017

Let me see, if I have this correct. You are being asked to supply names of people (and indeed groups) who would be willing to attend an event in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation??? Personally speaking I would give a very polite "Thank you, but I do not think I am able to" beca...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Jester Required
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Jester Required

Greetings, I have been asked to see if I can find a jester for a mediaeval banquet on Saturday, 7th October, North Hereford. Expenses paid. They have been let down by the one they had booked! Contact me on email: jason.okeefe@btopenworld.com And I will forward your details on Kindest Regards Jason ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Powys County Council may dispose
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Powys County Council may dispose

(Source: BBC News) Old bottles, bikes and blacksmith's bellows are among the items that could be disposed of amid plans to cut back on museum collections, according to Powys council.An appraisal of stock has found some items have an uncertain provenance while others are in a "poor condition&quo...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Museum Theatre
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Museum Theatre

Hey, While my account is new i'm fairly experienced in the field of living history if you pardon the pun. I am currently studying Contemporary performance practice at University which covers acting and directing, im in my 3rd year. As part of my degree i'm required to take part in a professional pl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!

As usual I have no idea where to post my message on the forum so I will start here and maybe a moderator will tell me if its the right category or not :) 2 years ago our association, Heritage-Historique, bought the ruined castle at Chateau-sur-Epte. The castle has been in ruin since it was dismantl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: How often do you want us to visit?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

How often do you want us to visit?

I have received a message from Cal saying "You haven't visited for a while and I just want to say I would love to have you back", well, considering I visited the forum just this morning can I ask "How often do you want us to visit?"
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: RE: Hangman (Crime & Punishment) Required February
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: RE: Hangman (Crime & Punishment) Required February

Dear All, With reference to the above, I'm looking for a Hangman or similar to undertake an event in Derbyshire on Thursday 16th February. Ideally looking at the 17th Century, but can be flexible on date and covering crime and punishment. Fees paid and times from about 10.00am - 5.00pm. Located ins...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FOR SALE - BOOKS
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: FOR SALE - BOOKS

bonnacon wrote:Heraldic Design
A handbook for students
Heather Child 1965
Ex-library book with a re-pasted title page but otherwise in reasonable condition £5


Could I have a look at that one please?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: MERRY XMAS
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: MERRY XMAS

The Iron Dwarf wrote:MERRY XMAS OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE


And the same to you and your family.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

guthrie wrote:I guess Lulu would be an option. I'd need to look into it. It's only a bit over 15k words.


Lulu.com is perfect for books of that size. I get the impression it will accept a book of any size whatsoever
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four

Starting on December 12th, Time Commanders (which had a run on BBC Two) will come back on BBC Four with some major changes to the programme. First instead of there being one team, two teams will take part and there will be historical context throughout the programme. The first programme features th...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Re: Should history be fictional?

I have written a large number of self published books based on the stories written by Alexandre Dumas and Jules Verne and although works of fiction, where suitable, I have added actual history into them. For instance, in my version of "Around the World in Eighty Days" when we get back, see...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

I can send you Guthrie Stewarts detals Rob, drop me an email but I also do alchemical demonstrations, gunpowder history making shows and various forms of chemical quackery. Roughly which bit of the country is it? I'm in mid Wales, Guthrie is in Scotland of course. And if it was in Mid Wales, and yo...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

I've emailed a friend about this and she suggested 'Jenny Pluck Pears' from Playford as being the only 3/4 tune (and it's only the second part) she knew. It's a nice dance and might be worth a look. http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/cdb2/jpp That looks perfect, thank you very much indeed 1jREuWG...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

You may be out of luck. The first three-time dances I can find instantly are minuets and they're a little late. What's the tune? It might be possible to use it as a 6/8 jig. Unfortunately our historical dance music expert isn't going to be at practice tonight (it's not a historical dance group, he ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

But I am looking for a dance, from 1600 - 1650 ideally (later if needed) that can be done to a 3/4 time signature and a tempo of around 144 or so.

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