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by Jack Campin
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: WW2 basic ingredients
Replies: 1
Views: 144

WW2 basic ingredients

Been reading about WW2 recipes. How would you do them now when some of the basic ingredients are no longer made? Powdered egg? Household milk? My wife spent most opf her working life as a cook, and her take on Marguerite Patten's stuff is that a lot of it is so labour intensive it would be out of th...
by Jack Campin
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Six string 'cello??
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Six string 'cello??

The Playfords were operating for three generations - the viol was declining when they started and extinct by the time they stopped. More appropriate than the accordion (as one local bozo uses for it) but not really ideal. The "violin played like a cello" might have been a pardessus de viol...
by Jack Campin
Tue May 23, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bal Maiden Gook
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Bal Maiden Gook

They look pretty similar to a Lothians "ugly" but with more in the neck and less in the crown - might be worth comparing notes with Scottish costume historians.
by Jack Campin
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Battle of the White Mountain, 1620
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Battle of the White Mountain, 1620

Anybody from here making plans for the re-enactment in Czechia in 2020?
by Jack Campin
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

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

Between the Monarchs, there was a puritan period from when dancing instruction manuals certainly haven't survived -likely were not published or printed. Nonsense. The first three editions of Playford were all published under the Commonwealth. So was the first edition of Playford's "An Introduc...
by Jack Campin
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Storing medieval dyes
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Storing medieval dyes

Your main problem might be making sure your hogshead of stale urine didn't come to the attention of the environmental health department or any American presidents with weird kinks.
by Jack Campin
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: JAN 2017 - Software update
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: JAN 2017 - Software update

I thought you used to be able to view recent posts? Where did that go?
by Jack Campin
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Underwear

I don't know anyone who's been to that and liked it. Sponsored by Agent Provocateur and it shows - very little interesting historical content.
by Jack Campin
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Sophie Stockbridge, poleaxe champ
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Sophie Stockbridge, poleaxe champ

Comments on this? Have they got much wrong?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/8773336 ... -a-poleaxe
by Jack Campin
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Bonzo's War by Clare Campbell
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Bonzo's War by Clare Campbell

Linking two of your themes: a friend of mine is a lady in her 90s who was a driver during WW2, delivering and collecting barrage balloons all over Britain in her Dodge truck. She did this alone, and when she adopted a stray dog she found near Birkenhead, the authorities let her keep it in the cab wi...
by Jack Campin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 2728

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

A galliard is usually thought of as 6/8, but wouldn't that do?
by Jack Campin
Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

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

Guthrie's book looks good - can I get it on paper? lulu.com maybe?
by Jack Campin
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mouldy Tent
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Mouldy Tent

Some moulds are fixable. Mildew (the commonest) is not one of them.
by Jack Campin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport

Wouldn't quarterstaff be a bit more feasible?
by Jack Campin
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval song lyrics
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Medieval song lyrics

Three folksong texts by that title here:

http://www.laterradelrimorso.it/elencocanti

Is that any help?
by Jack Campin
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Whose is This Song?
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Whose is This Song?

The re-enactment content in this documentary by the Bulgarian Adela Peeva is the section on Bulgaria near the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2swwhIxMagI I get the impression she had to scrape a few barrels to get attitudes like that, but maybe somebody here knows the Bulgarian battle re-enactm...
by Jack Campin
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: clothing for Robert Campin's portrait subjects
Replies: 1
Views: 616

clothing for Robert Campin's portrait subjects

These two: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Robert_Campin_013.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Robert_Campin#/media/File:Robert_Campin_012.jpg It seems rather likely that Robert Campin was a relative of mine (I think of him as Umpty-Greats-Grandpa Bob). Thinking of ...
by Jack Campin
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Sinklars Visa
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Sinklars Visa

Has anybody got a translation of Sinklars Visa, the Danish ballad about an invading Scottish army getting wiped out by a bunch of Nordic peasants in 1612? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kringen http://www.skjaldesang.dk/estrato.php?Page=vissang&sid=522 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX...
by Jack Campin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Will there be any non-camping (B&B or self-catering) accommodation?
by Jack Campin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: For Sale: medieval fiddle
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: For Sale: medieval fiddle

I got it from a download site that no longer exists, and I've no idea where they got it. I can email it to you, three files totalling about 15Mb.

Send me a PM or email with your email address.
by Jack Campin
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: For Sale: medieval fiddle
Replies: 8
Views: 2111

Re: For Sale: medieval fiddle

GDGD tuning is used for the modern violin in Arabic music. If anybody wants a tutor on Arabic violin, I can pass it on; about 180 pages PDF in Arabic, but most of the content is in scores and diagrams so you don't need to understand the language to get most of it. I've been using it for an appropria...
by Jack Campin
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Smash The Toilet!
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Smash The Toilet!

They spread whipworms all across Europe...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 083458.htm
by Jack Campin
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

Re: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher

Is this the "Dutch painting" you meant?

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=36756&p=373306

I was astonished that nobody here has direct experience with period mousetraps.
by Jack Campin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

That wording prohibits the philabeg, which is what the guy in that picture was wearing. (Maybe somebody can identify the tartan? - I don't have a reference handy).

Lots of laws have been passed with no intention of ever enforcing them.
by Jack Campin
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The Merode Mousetrap
Replies: 0
Views: 758

The Merode Mousetrap

Anybody here got one of these? If so, do you use it?

http://homes.ottcommunications.com/~fre ... etrap.html

(Personal interest for me - my surname is extremely rare and I am probably related to Robert Campin).
by Jack Campin
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

The extent of such bans has been wildly exaggerated. The point was simply to stop people kitting themselves out as an army. It no more banned everyday clothing than the present-day ban on paramilitary outfits interferes with battle re-enactments or Scout camps. It didn't have much effect on not-so-e...
by Jack Campin
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Musical Comparsions
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Musical Comparsions

A piano has a wider range of uses than anything available in 1533. If you wanted reach a concert-hall or stadium-sized audience, you needed an organ, church bells or a loud wind band. If you were playing for a small audience in an aristocrat's house, you might do it with some sort of lute; most such...
by Jack Campin
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Musical Comparsions
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Musical Comparsions

Where, and used in what sort of context?

Galpin's "Early English Instruments of Music" is old but a good start.
by Jack Campin
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Noble Coin Usage
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Noble Coin Usage

I used to see prices of 6/8d and 13/4d in pre-decimalization New Zealand in the 60s. Guineas as well. The old units survived just fine despite there being no actual coins at those values.
by Jack Campin
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The English Resistance
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: The English Resistance

Some people get coddled about history.

Come to think of it, poaching was a late manifestaion of the English resistance.

Or a meringue?

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