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by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 12265

Re:

From a 16thC book that I've lost the title and date of( 1530-1550ish) it's an English-Latin phrase book for travellers, the idea being when in furren parts(!) you find the priest and point at bits of the book whilst shouting ME NO UNDERSTANDEE JOHNNY FOREIGN, aaah the British abroad. From the secti...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: What's a good 17th century surname?
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: What's a good 17th century surname?

My favourite 17thC name is "Praise Be To God Barebones", after who the Barbones parliament is named.

Ben Johnson has some good forenames in "the Alchemist"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(play)
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 1549 and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

Re: 1549 and all that

sorry to be so slow. "Hungerford Household" and "Tudor Group" would be a good place to start.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor surgeons' appearance
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Re: Tudor surgeons' appearance

http://www.larsdatter.com/doctors.htm Not a single apron!! There are medieval picures of monkish surgeons and they have exactly the same sort of plain chasuble as other working Monks. The problem is nobody wanted to have their picture painted other than in their "Sunday best" !! The statut...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do MOPS buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: What do MOPS buy?

that's true, at public events there is a spectrum of traders those who make and sell their products those who buy and sell things that "look" historic" those who do both. In these hard times if you want to sell to the PUBLIC as opposed to re-enactors you need to have a line of pocket ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 2411

Re: Two markets....

I'm afraid we have a terrible market at TORM. For several reasons, I think 1). There were plenty of visitors on the Saturday, so no complaints there, but many were not spending (or reducing spending) due to the economic climate. I suspect there is some sort of pecking order when it comes to spending...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 3554

Re: River fishing

John Waller wrote:Never read it but I would suggest seeking out The Compleat Angler by Issac Walton. Or that book by JR Hartley :wink:


http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Searc ... eat+Angler
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: looking for De Campo
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: looking for De Campo

In order to inherit her family's fortune?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval surgeons and health practices
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

gregory23b wrote:Loads of books about medieval medicine, the philosophy and practice. Try the Wellcome foundation for a book list.


Join this
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chirurgeons/
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Guinea Pigs as Tudor pets
Replies: 1
Views: 1758

Re: Guinea Pigs as Tudor pets

Ha. I'm surprised they lasted long enough to be painted. The pigs would have et'm
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: I realise that this is a UK site
Replies: 1
Views: 1813

Re: I realise that this is a UK site

A bloke wearing a badge!!

Possiblly slightly posher than a dirt farmer.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Book binding
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Book binding

Hi Will Styles bookbinder and Jolly Box Man here. I agree about the slip case. What you need is a book box (no not a Jolly Box), made out of card and backed in leather or book cloth depending on your budget. This should be tightly fitting, so made to measure. I have just made one to contain a lovely...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Two Wheel Medieval Hand Cart

Looks good I would suggest that you add removeable hoops (like in a covered wagon). It would give you extra exhibition space and room to hang the sign. And the sign should be? A huge version of one of your products but be prepared for someone to buy it off you!! You many find that some events have r...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed May 09, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders tents for hire at Kelmarsh Festival of History
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Re: Traders tents for hire at Kelmarsh Festival of History

Hi all, I will have a couple of trading friendly tents available for hire at Kelmarsh, a 12ft sq officers tent and a past tents traders tent which is 12ft by 6ft plus a 6ft awning. They can be up from Thursday morning and will stay up until the Monday morning. Pm me for rates and any questions. You...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fashion history, runway shows?
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Fashion history, runway shows?

Not sure how long Fashion Shows go back. However there is evidence that dolls were dressed up in the latest fashion as a marketing tool, maybe as early as the 16thC. I'm not sure whether this is your best forum for this. There are several historicial costumier groups where you will get a better answ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Interesting object on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Interesting object on Ebay

Didn't spot this until the ending of the item. It is quite possible that a screw thread could have been made in the 16thC. They date back to Roman times for grape juice and olive oil presses. However I dont have the "feel" that it is 16th or 17th C. Since the screw thread is not really nec...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Pedlars
Replies: 9
Views: 4771

Re: Pedlars

No more like a chafferer
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Living History Radio Station
Replies: 1
Views: 885

Re: The Living History Radio Station

What a good idea.

I can say that I will be interested in everything and may not be available when something interesting is on is there a way to download article to list at a more convenieint time?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Victorian Festival at the International Gilbert and Sullivan
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Victorian Festival at the International Gilbert and Sullivan

Traders - the first 6ft table is free AS LONG AS YOU BRING SOME VICTORIAN ASPECT OF YOUR TRADE TO THE EVENT Victorian Festival at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 28/29 July 2012 Charles Dickens was, no doubt, one of the brilliant minds of the Victorian era and was certainly admired b...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian event UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Victorian event UK

We have now created a Yahoo group to talk about the details of the festival. Anyone can join !!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VictorianFestival/
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian event UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Victorian event UK

I had a word with the organizers yesterday and we had a very constructive meeting. I can't say much more at the moment because I have to write up what we agreed at the meeting and see if their perception is the same as mine. We certainly agreed about the "Fringe benefits" which will be a l...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian event UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Victorian event UK

450 Martini wrote:My Group does 1870's/1880's British Army (58th Foot) and boer commando and we are midland based, contact details are on the website.



http://www.angloboers.co.uk/


I am meeting with the event sponsors tonight so I will have more details to post over the weekend I hope.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian event UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Victorian event UK

I'm talking to someone about the possibility of including some Victorian re-enactors in and event based in the Midlands over the weekend of 28/29th July. Contact me if that's of interest to you. Apart from some very specific and well researched roles there is no cash involved on this first occasion....
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Is the forum being compromised by bot accounts?
Replies: 6
Views: 4059

Re: Is the forum being compromised by bot accounts?

Looks like its time for application approval. I have an automatic questionnaire that goes to all my applications: How did you find out about this site? What is your interest in Living History? What is you interest in the History of Medicine? Any application that does not give a reasonable reply gets...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: Morocco?

I can't see why we would import leathers from such a distance given that we exported leather to France and the cost differential would not have been worth the journey given the more expensive cargoes that were on offer. I was referring to the finish on the Morocco leather which I still understand wa...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: Morocco?

PS the bookbinding leather that we call Morocco is probably 18thC? But I could be wrong.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: Morocco?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Moroccan_alliance for the Morocan/Barbary company 1860? but earlier trading voyages started in 1551? a true jounal of the Sally Fleet http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/LotDetailsPrintable.aspx?intObjectID=1710959 you cant afford that copy but there are print on de...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Cloth Merchants
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: Medieval Cloth Merchants

It rather depend what sort of cloth merchant you were and when in the medieval period. If you organised the production of cloth you would be a "Clothier" ( a proto-capitalist) although this could mean on a large or small scale. Many Clothiers ran their own dyehouse so presumably this was w...

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