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by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: How long should my rapier be?
Replies: 0
Views: 49

How long should my rapier be?

I have been asked to play a herald in a community theatre group's production of "The Three Musketeers" and have been asked to have, as part of my uniform, a rapier (toy of course), however when looking at rapiers in current ceremonial use (for instance the Swiss Guard) I cannot help but no...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The Battle of the Standard 18th /19th August
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: The Battle of the Standard 18th /19th August

Nigel wrote:Hi, This is a confirmed event on a greenfield site with planning at an advanced stage. There is space for a number of traders especially those who sell to the public. Reasonable pitch fee and good facilities.


In Yorkshire I presume?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: RE: Urgent - 1940's Homefront and British/American Military
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: RE: Urgent - 1940's Homefront and British/American Military

Dear All, with reference to the above, I'm looking for 1940's Homefront demonstrations, children's workshops and activities with WWII British and American military to compliment an existing band of professionals for an event in South Wales on Saturday 16th June. Please contact me as soon as possibl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: relationships between Herbalists, Apothecary and Alchemists
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: relationships between Herbalists, Apothecary and Alchemists

I have been led to believe, and therefore if I am wrong would like to be corrected, that by the 17th century the three worked in tandem with each other.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: measuring things
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: measuring things

how did they measuring things in the 17th c i am gessing that they had a bit of rope with knots in it like a tap measure can any out shie some light on this please I don't claim to be an expert on measuring things in the 17th century (and considering that this is based on French measurements it may...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Re: Suffragettes Wanted for Events (Dorset & Others) 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Suffragettes Wanted for Events (Dorset & Others) 2018

If you are in need of a Member of Parliament (for any events in the west of Wales) I would be more than happy to assist (as according to the Hansard record there were 25 MP's who voted against the granting of the franchise to women)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: measuring things
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: measuring things

I cannot say with any confidence WHAT they measured with, but I can tell you the UNITS they measured in (at least for France that is) thanks to Wikipedia (but then you have to be careful what part of France you are in) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Units_of_measurement_in_France_before_the_French_Re...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Christmas in the Stuart Era
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Christmas in the Stuart Era

I would like to know if members would be so kind as to recommend books, videos (online or purchased) or even pictures that would help me understand how Christmas was celebrated in the Stuart era (I am of course referring to that point in history both "Old Ollie" banned Christmas) with part...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Not so much a re-enactor wanted, as a re-enactor wanting
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Not so much a re-enactor wanted, as a re-enactor wanting

I completely realise that this section is used for organisations seeking people to help with events, but I was wondering if I could turn it on it's head and use it to say "I have decided to become a proper re-enactor (Early Stuart, late Victorian, early Edwardian) and would like to know if ther...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: THE PURSUIT TO MONS SEPTEMBER 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: THE PURSUIT TO MONS SEPTEMBER 2018

The official all Nations event of the International Cavalry Association to commemorate the last cavalry offensive of 1918 and the end of the war to end all wars. This is an international THANKSGIVING to celebrate the end of the war which took so many lives of the people of Europe. That is a wonderf...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Is Lully's "Middle Class Gentleman" now off limits?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Is Lully's "Middle Class Gentleman" now off limits?

Ever since Horrible Histories' prom featured not only Lully's "Ceremonial March of the Turks" from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" but also his stupid death (getting gangrene from a wound after bashing it with his baton conducting a Te Deum for Louis XIV) I have spent a long time tryi...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: BBC News finds some Vikings
Replies: 2
Views: 435

BBC News finds some Vikings

There is an article on the BBC News website this morning about Wolin (held in Poland) which is the largest Viking festival in the whole of Europe and interviews some of the people attending, the majority of whom appear to have been abused or self identity issues during their lives and comes to the c...
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: 753

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: 466

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: 797

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: 814

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: 2013

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: 664

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: 739

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: 2731

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: 1280

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: 2731

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: 2731

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: 2731

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: 2731

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: 2731

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: 1686

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: 729

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: 690

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: 1276

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...

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