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by Theotherone
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses
Replies: 6
Views: 2765

Re: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

Doesn't one of the societies (the MCS?) have a website with a huge album of pictures on it? Yes, it's the MCS, one of Grahams's passions. but the ones he's interested in are usually earlier. Here are some of the links. http://www.themcs.org/armour/14th%20century%20armour.htm http://www.themcs.org/c...
by Theotherone
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 'Templars' headdress- constructive criticism please
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: 'Templars' headdress- constructive criticism please

If it's any help Queen phillipa dosen't seem to have a viel and althought the brow band may have had stones or some such the side bits look plain http://www.webhistoryofengland.com/wp-c ... inault.jpg
by Theotherone
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Tewkesbury 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

More Tewkesbury 2010

One of our members, who doesn't come here, has just posted these on our forum. If you wish to leave comments/comtact him post here and we'll make sure they get through to him. Sorry for the slight delay, needed to set up a 2010 MCS album. Note that as yet some of the URLs on the new album don't seem...
by Theotherone
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Late medieval cook book (maybe)
Replies: 10
Views: 3371

Re: Late medieval cook book (maybe)

The MOL has a few on display here's one on line

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Englis ... t&id=35519
by Theotherone
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nacre buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: Nacre buttons

Thanks both, I didn't think of searching for Mother of Pearl :$

I'm hoping to get down to my mum's in half term and she thinks she may have some in one of her tins, at least I know where to go if she hasn't. Thanks again.
by Theotherone
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nacre buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Nacre buttons

Are they easily available these days? just noticed one is missing from a garment I use as a nightie. (I don't know exactly what the thing was made as -it's some sort of man's smock thing but it's heavy, warm, has a bit of age and feels right to sleep in and I'd rather not use plastic on it)
by Theotherone
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Documenting The 18th Century Welsh Shepherd's "Coat Frock".
Replies: 13
Views: 4383

Re: Documenting The 18th Century Welsh Shepherd's "Coat Frock".

You could try looking for images of prize sheep/ewes/rams in the period you are looking for - you may find a shepard playing the groom's role (as in portraits of horses)
by Theotherone
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 8962

Re: Board preferences.

Another vote for Subsiver2, if it's possible, please
by Theotherone
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 138308

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Loads of posts by this user memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6669
by Theotherone
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mob Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

Re: Mob Caps

http://cbertel.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/mob-cap.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Penel ... ynolds.jpg

The girl's is the closest to our "modern Mobs" and of course there is the one in the fashion page
by Theotherone
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Modern version of "camlet"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Modern version of "camlet"?

Hiya

Camlet gets a mention at the tail end of this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16142&hilit=camlet&start=30 , if that's any help. My memory may be faulty, but I was sure it had a thread of it's own somewhere.
by Theotherone
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Ladies Bags.
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Re:

I was looking at a scandanavian medieval group's site last week. They had an article on how to make a bag based or period depictions. The bag was basically a long canvas tube closed at both ends with a hole cut in the centre, it was carried over the shoulder saddle bag style. Think two pillow cases...
by Theotherone
Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 8962

Re: Board preferences.

And me, please.
by Theotherone
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Ladies Bags.
Replies: 22
Views: 2645

Come to think of it, you don't see that many illustrations of people of either sex carrying infants (I can't, in fact, think of any except Madonna and Child type things) Maybe they were left at home with eldest sibling or grandma while ma went to market? Perhaps if anyone has images of kids being ca...
by Theotherone
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hammered Dulcimer
Replies: 5
Views: 3296

Hammered Dulcimer

Hi,

Would anyone know of anywhere to find some info on building a (preferably early) hammered dulcimer? I'm asking on behalf of an Italian fb friend who's with a 12th C group there, so web sources MIGHT be better.

Thanks
by Theotherone
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Can you help me with Tudor question please?
Replies: 13
Views: 3761

Re: Can you help me with Tudor question please?

What could happen if a person who was a member of King Henry 8th court had immortaility and was still alive? This is probably an odd question but I would like to know what could happen if a man lived during the 16th century at the time of King Henry 8th as a courtier (advisor or steward etc) who ha...
by Theotherone
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

Most of these though seem to be addressed to boys/men. I know there are bits addressing girls/women in The Babees' Book and The Goodman of Paris but are there many others for medieval female manners? How should you accept what your male neighbour at table has carved for you etc?
by Theotherone
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

That struck me too Marcus, and the fact that a quick scan of the next chapter shows that the same advice continues into later centuries - but by then it's OK to sneeze into your hat.

Looking at it there's quite a few little chapters in there worth a visit.
by Theotherone
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 2156

13th Century Etiquette

I'm not exactly sure how this turned up in a mob cap search, but this is about a little book of dining etiquette (well the first chapter is). It's a pleasant little read anyway http://books.google.com/books?id=K5aVfiHtmZQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&cad=7#v=onep...
by Theotherone
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mob Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 2075

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-fr ... 946296D6CF

"The Mob cap is still made use of. It is one of the most comfortable and becoming caps that has been devised" :shock:
by Theotherone
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid to Late 15th Century Woman's Turban Headress
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Still lurgyed. The Front cover of this book appears to show one. But it's a bit unclear and prob. not the best example as it's an indoor nursing type scene. http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Roses-Familys-Struggle-Tumultuous/dp/0007162227/ref=tmm_pap_title_0#reader The illustration is credited as MS Douce...
by Theotherone
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Digital copies of Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

Digital copies of Early Manuscripts at Oxford University

Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Digital facsimiles of complete manuscripts, scanned directly from the originals

I came across this the other day

http://image.ox.ac.uk/

Enough there to loose a few off season hours in.
by Theotherone
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid to Late 15th Century Woman's Turban Headress
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

The head wrap/turban thing doesn't get a mention in "The Medieval Taylor's Assistant" but there are images showing their hair covered this way. I'm just feeling too fluey to go and find any tonight.
by Theotherone
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Coat of arms / banners
Replies: 3
Views: 1910

If this is the guy, there seem to be at least two versions

http://www.tim.ukpub.net/pl_tree/ps02/ps02_273.html

this one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mortimer.svg

and something along these lines (this shows the 4th Earl's)

http://europeanheraldry.org/wars_of_the_roses.html
by Theotherone
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 14226

Looking through Hartley's "Medieval Costume..." I noticed this - http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=b ... =msbodl264 (link takes you to the main MS go to fol 2 verso, top L hand corner) Lookic like a little portable hearth type thing with raised sides..
by Theotherone
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 7977

Strangely enough I was sat on a bus a few weeks ago and an old lady sat next to me mentioned the Coronation Street bomb to her companion as we passed the site. She remembered the incident well, and another similar incident, not far away, where everyone somehow survived. She was one of the people inv...
by Theotherone
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Wizards?
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Wouldn't be a Vizard mask would it?
by Theotherone
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 7
Views: 3274

by Theotherone
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: problems making heater shields
Replies: 55
Views: 12176

A word of caution - the items hanging above the tomb of Edward the Black Prince are all modern replicas, albeit very good ones. Apparently a number of thefts around the country prompted many churches and cathedrals to commission replicas made by armourers at the Tower of London: "One of their ...
by Theotherone
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 10346

A quick squiz at Google gives at least two sets that wear knots. Franciscians and Capuchins

This Franciscan website says their 3 knots are to remind them of their vows

http://www.franciscans.org.uk/Page50.htm

Apparently the method of tying the knots is different?

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