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by Grendel2
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Musician in London
Replies: 0
Views: 5009

Medieval Musician in London

I live in London and am looking for other Musicians to collab with. I play Medieval Bagpipes and Drum, if anyone is out there drop me a line.
by Grendel2
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Anglo Saxon Music
Replies: 1
Views: 3364

Re: Anglo Saxon Music

There is no evidence of anything like that being used. The snare seems very medieval too. During the Anglo-Saxons period drums are written about several times but never described, so what they look like is a mystery. Also there have been no archaeological finds of drums in England during the Anglo-S...
by Grendel2
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What job would you have done medieval times?
Replies: 8
Views: 3756

What job would you have done medieval times?

Seems I'm a dressmaker, I wonder what the actual dressmakers on this forum get.

http://www.playbuzz.com/scotto/what-job ... eval-times
by Grendel2
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a quote
Replies: 4
Views: 4430

Re: Looking for a quote

Vermin wrote:Do you mean


Those entrusted with arms... should be persons of some substance and stake in the country.

William Windham



It could be thanks, definitely seems like one of those quotes that could have been said by a number of people at different times.
by Grendel2
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a quote
Replies: 4
Views: 4430

Looking for a quote

I'm trying to find the exact wording of a quote. I always thought it was made by the Duke of Wellington, but as I can't find it on any quote site it could come from someone else. The quote is on the subject of who the best people to defend a country are. It goes along the lines of (very roughly, the...
by Grendel2
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Firelighting
Replies: 11
Views: 3506

Re: Authentic Firelighting

What evidence are you using to make that decision? No offence intended, but it could be viewed as supporting a personal opinion while the available evidence points to the use of a range of different tinder materials. Using whatever was available makes more sense than "it wasn't common" wi...
by Grendel2
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Firelighting
Replies: 11
Views: 3506

Re: Authentic Firelighting

While Char cloth was not unheard of I mean it wasn't common. Everyday folk wouldn't have had it for regular use.
by Grendel2
Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Firelighting
Replies: 11
Views: 3506

Authentic Firelighting

I'm getting quite interested in the history of firelighting. Does anyone practice authentic firelighting for their period. If so what is authentic firelighitng in your period? I've been experimenting with it for a while now, using flint and steel, and no modern anachronisms such as char cloth or cha...
by Grendel2
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Stone-Iron Age
Replies: 4
Views: 5254

Re: Stone-Iron Age

Prehistoric painting

Get the kids to look at prehistoric artwork and try to reproduce similar themselves. Prehistoric pigments are still used today so easy to get.
by Grendel2
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Recurved' longbows?
Replies: 6
Views: 2993

Re: 'Recurved' longbows?

In this vid they make a reflexed longbow and test it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTDHOcWbVLQ
by Grendel2
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

that's interesting, just visited your website.

I work with kids myself, I've thought about suggesting a knapping demo at the school, but also thought about the mess and if I let them have a go the safety problems. What do you do in your demos if you don;t mind me asking?
by Grendel2
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Flintlock Mechanism Makers
Replies: 2
Views: 3845

Re: Flintlock Mechanism Makers

thanks for that an excellent site.
by Grendel2
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Flintlock Mechanism Makers
Replies: 2
Views: 3845

Flintlock Mechanism Makers

I'm interested in getting a flintlock mechanism, just the lock mechanism, for doing a bit a research around making and testing gunflints. There a few in the US that are very high quality and expensive, they're also for top of the range guns. I was wondering if there are cheaper 'reenactment quality'...
by Grendel2
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

It was a meetup group based in London, long dead.


Almost forgot, there is this places you may be interested in.

Traditional Craft Forum http://uk-knapping.forumotion.co.uk/
by Grendel2
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

sally wrote:so, do something about it. Start a group,


I did but the lack of interest was overwhelming.
by Grendel2
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

I find it a bit of a vicious circle, there's nothing out there to encourage interest so there's no interest out there. I know quite a few people with some amazing skills, but all spread out, working alone and never meeting. There's a bit of stuff done in the archaeology world, but it's very infreque...
by Grendel2
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Re: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

We get a bit of that around the country but it all seems to be done by individuals with very little contact with each other.
by Grendel2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:18 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Methods of Torture in the 17th century
Replies: 9
Views: 6609

Re: Methods of Torture in the 17th century

The original question was a proposed novel involving the torture of Porthos. The French legal system is completely different from the English legal system, so I doubt anyone here would be qualified to comment. Torture was quite legal in Louis XIV's France as with most of Europe. English Common Law ...
by Grendel2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Methods of Torture in the 17th century
Replies: 9
Views: 6609

Re: Methods of Torture in the 17th century

Torture has always been considered illegal under English Common Law (and was explicitly outlawed by the Glorious Revolution), that is not to say it wasn't used, just its use wasn't common and was only used under special circumstances. A notably exchange of letters between Edward II and the Pope occu...
by Grendel2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The English Army in Ireland in the 1620's
Replies: 3
Views: 4203

Re: The English Army in Ireland in the 1620's

(22.) Every captain of 50 men shall appoint some person to say the Common Prayers and Litanies in some decent place before the whole band, and every captain to that end shall give charge that all his band do usually attend and be present at the saying of them. Soldiers absent shall lose a day's pay...
by Grendel2
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 8634

Prehistoric/Stone Age Gear

I been studying and making prehistoric technology for almost 10 years now as a hobby, but also of late have began selling them to clear space in my house. I've looked around for a prehistoric reenactment scene but no luck in finding one. I was wondering if anyone hear has heard of any groups? Cheers...

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