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by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Powys County Council may dispose
Replies: 0
Views: 69

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: 228

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: 5
Views: 266

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: 277

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: 2
Views: 149

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: 161

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: 132

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: 389

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: 225

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: 1315

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: 180

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: 7
Views: 393

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: 7
Views: 393

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: 7
Views: 393

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.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Viking outfit

Whatever you find though, remember this

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VIKINGS DID NOT HAVE HORNED HELMETS
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?

I've been asked a question about the Duke's assassination in 1628 by an American who wanted to know what role Milady de Winter had in it. I replied that if he was going by the 1974 film "The Four Musketeers" then sadly, he'd been very much misled. For starters, John Felton was not a jailer...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 389

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

Dear All I looking for a 17th Century Alchemist for the above weekend for an inside event at an historic location. Jack Greene is busy, but I'm looking for a contact for Gutheri Steward or any other Alchemist who may be available? Nice event and payment made. Thank you Rob Butler Historical Promoti...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 225

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 the...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: What got you interested?

Evening all! So I've been talking with friends tonight about what we all got into reenactment for. History, combat, living history, crafting, everything. For myself it's the history, and in the interest of total disclosure it's also due to the aesthetic (just love the way it looks tbh)! What exactl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Solid hat liner/ secrete
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Solid hat liner/ secrete

Hi all, I was recently reading an article on the use of secretes during the ECW, for those who don't know what they are, they are metal hat liners, often domes, sometimes like upside down crowns, sewn into the inside of felt hats to provide head protection to the fashion conscious. A few original e...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: My son wants to become a reenactor!
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: My son wants to become a reenactor!

Hi there, I was hoping you could advise. (sorry if you have this email twice - I posted the last one and it disappeared!) My son and I came across a number of wonderful reenactment and living history societies at various events over the summer and now he is really keen to join one. I'm getting in t...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1620s women's clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Mark Griffin wrote:whats holding you back in your desire Henri?


In a nutshell, Mark, money. It's not easy having an interest in history when you only get £62 a week Carer's Allowance, (of which a third goes on food, a sixth on council tax and the rest in the bank for bills)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1620s women's clothing
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: 1620s women's clothing

So I'm finding it very hard to find images or sewing patterns for the 1620-30s. Can anyone point me towards any good blogs or sites? Even if it just shows construction. I want to aim for something Constance Bonacieux from the three musketeers might have worn. Every time I search for Stuart era I ju...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Can we please clear this up once and for all
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Can we please clear this up once and for all

Thank you very much indeed, now should I point this out to the BBC and see if they print a correction?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Can we please clear this up once and for all
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Can we please clear this up once and for all

BBC News Harold was killed by an arrow http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/C52A/production/_91747405_b10rjh.jpg-hastings.jpg King Harold (left) was killed by an arrow at Hastings, as shown in the Bayeux Tapestry. The English leaders then turned to the 14-year-old Edgar. CBBC Horrible Histor...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: New member - medieval music

Hi Just wanted to say hello. I'm interested in getting into Medieval re-enactment as a musician. I'm a string and wind player (viol, cello, violin, double bass, flute, recorder) and I love medieval music. I've found loads of resources by scouring the internet and am now equipped with troubadour son...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Horrible Histories Sketch Competition (run by CBBC)
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Horrible Histories Sketch Competition (run by CBBC)

(Source: CBBC) Calling all budding comedy writers! CBBC is running a writing competition for 6-14 year-olds across the UK to write a short sketch for Horrible Histories. The winning script will be turned into an actual sketch for the Horrible Histories TV show! Now clearly we all fall outside that c...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold 17th century style shoes size 6
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: For Sale 17th century style shoes size 6

Kitten wrote:For sale
17th Century Shoes
Green leather
Size 6 wide foot
They have been worn but are in good condition. The heels do require re-heeling.
£35 include postage by courier.


Could I ask, out of pure interest, how much they would cost in a size 12?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A cautionary rale abiuyt swords
Replies: 1
Views: 327

A cautionary rale abiuyt swords

(Source: HEMA Facebook Page) I thought you should know about the following as a matter of urgency given the potential ramifications for any one in HEMA, JSA or other sword Arts or sports. A couple of weeks ago I needed a replacement Japanese cutting blade from my regular Battodo practice so I ordere...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Archeology
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Archeology

Has anyone worked as a volunteer on a dig or studied archeology? THere are on line A level courses available, costing about £200. Does anyone know if they're worth it? I gather NT have some digs running and I have an overwhelming desire to get wet and muddy but would like some feedback from anyone ...

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