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by Chickun
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Army training (as a martial art / sport)
Replies: 3
Views: 4066

Re: Roman Army training (as a martial art / sport)

Hi - thanks for that. Will have a look.
by Chickun
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Army training (as a martial art / sport)
Replies: 3
Views: 4066

Roman Army training (as a martial art / sport)

Hi I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for a good book to look into this? I used to do 15thC LH, and now do a bit of WMA on an ad-hoc basis with friends. I've been interested in the Roman period for quite a while, and I assume that Roman training methods are quite well documented. I would...
by Chickun
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: typically english helmets 15c
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

PM'd you.
by Chickun
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Valencia 9th October 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

by Chickun
Wed May 21, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Abbots and Vicars and other men of the cloth in conflict.
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

The other event occured in Bury St Edmunds in 1327. Which incident are you referring to? I have just read a really good book on Violence and social disorder in East Anglia in the later middle ages and I'd be interested in any other info. I know that the Abbey gatehouse was ransacked and destroyed a...
by Chickun
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Nails
Replies: 23
Views: 1885

well you still have a handful of my 2" ones bought at the last market :wink:

are you after info or a supplier? re: info I suspect local museum/archeological service will have a ton of them knocking about
by Chickun
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 29842

I'll be at Bossie and can pick them up for you J if you like?
by Chickun
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth question for cloth geeks/geekettes
Replies: 30
Views: 2469

Have PM'd you J.
by Chickun
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 4086

Just had a set of points off of Willo - very nice they are too!
by Chickun
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Damask roses
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Got some this weekend.. Thanks Sally!
by Chickun
Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 4086

Jorge you total geek.. careful you'll have more geek points than me old boy soon.

ggggeeeeeeekkk!

Talking of which - I have a little something for you..

Not hijacking the thread totally I'd like to say how excellent Gina's book is - totally fab - Mrs Chickun loved it!
by Chickun
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Ah that'd be great mate cheers. Should imagine that I'll do it in the next month or so, but no particular rush.
by Chickun
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Thank you very much Sally - that is great!!! I will approach g23b for a "wrap" of alum the next time that I see him, and he can hopefully point out some weld to me!

Thanks very much again!
by Chickun
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Damask roses
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Thank you very much! Not far in terms of area of the country if we want some either!!!
by Chickun
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

That's fantastic Sally, sounds like a plan. Just a few more questions - how can you (roughly) tell what the max temperature is that a piece of cloth can take - would I have to test it on a sample first? Also is there any danger to the washing machine (Mrs Chickun would kill me if I messed it up!) an...
by Chickun
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Damask roses
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Damask roses

Hi
Anyone know where I can get damask roses from - the sort that only flower once and were commonly using in food in the 15th c?

I have tried local garden centres (larger ones) but no joy. Am I on the right track or talking b******** regarding the breed of roses???

Cheers
Chickun
by Chickun
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Natural dying

I have some very light yellow twill woven wool that I'd like to over dye. It has currently been chemically dyed), and I thought that rather than using chemical dye would it that much more difficult to use something like say weld? Is it something that I could do at home - I have heard that it can be ...
by Chickun
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Nice one, cheers :D
by Chickun
Thu May 25, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Will do :D
by Chickun
Thu May 25, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare

Hi
Has anybody got anything as described above? I don't really want to give them a go but just want to be able to expand on the subject when a MOP inevitably asks how they ate them after catching / killing. I suppose stew but any others would be nice.
Cheers
by Chickun
Wed May 10, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wanted: Warwick Effigy
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Have PM'd you.
by Chickun
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 13357

Just out of interest, what company do you represent? I have no issue with paying alot of money for top quality items, especially for stuff that I cannot make myself. I didn't go to the market so would be interested to see who was considered expensive. PS - your arguments are very well reasoned and w...
by Chickun
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hemp canvas
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Whalleys, they send free samples as well.

http://www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk

Thanks Nigel!
by Chickun
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hemp canvas
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

hemp canvas

I'm after a tough, hemp or natural based canvas that is as similar as poss to what would be around in the 15th C and is tough enough to be used as luggage/baggage.

Anybody know of a trader/supplier that carries it, before I start ringing around all the usual cloth traders?

Cheers
by Chickun
Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dice games
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

I think the one you're talking about is called "Mya". Unhelpfully though I can't remember the rules either, despite having them explained to me on more than one occasion....
by Chickun
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: JACK CHAINS
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

This was discussed on the "old" site a while back I think. The conclusions that I remember we came to were that there are no extant examples, only period (15th C) art. The pieces that come to mind are the Memling St. Ursula Tryptich(sp) and there is also a guy wearing them when he is climbing a ladd...
by Chickun
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 2499

Nice...Stirrups are pretty rare, and that's a nice example. I had the opportunity of a 14th Century one a few months back for £35 which for some reason I didn't take up! :roll:
by Chickun
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 2499

nosebands are a very recent invention


Look at the bayeux tapestry; there are loads of them. They do seem to go out of fasion in the late 14th - early 15th C though.
by Chickun
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 2499

The stirrups date is debatable really. They are believed to have originated in China in the 5th or 6th century I think. When they spread to Western Europe is obviously a little later.
by Chickun
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 2499

For later viking stuff you oculd start by looking at the bayeux tapestry; although "Norman" alot of the form is going to be the same. Other than that I can't suggest any pictorial sources. I know alot of the viking burials often included horses and tack, so that might provide clues. I *believe* that...

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