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by KJ
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devilstick Pete
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Thank you very much Eric. Will do. That's why I couldn't find him on the search engine. Was spelling Pete wrong. I knew I'd seen a website for him somewhere. That's fantastic Eric. I'll mention you to Pete as suggested.
by KJ
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devilstick Pete
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Devilstick Pete

Hi all

Does anybody have the details for Devilstick Pete. Had an enquiry for a job I think he'd be perfect for. Does he have a website? Ta.

Karen
by KJ
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Birthdays
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

Always difficult with that age group. Do I say yes and make them think that I'm really a 500 year old woman or do I say no and shatter their illusions. A bit like telling them santa claus doesn't exist! Quite often I explain the truth to them but this time I just said no I hadn't met her. Quite ofte...
by KJ
Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Birthdays
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

It's a strange thing isn't it defining periods. Kids quite often ask me what period medieval covers. I've always followed the theory that it's marked down as finishing in 1485 with Bosworth but I have to explain to the kids it's not like before they went to the battle they were medieval people and t...
by KJ
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Birthdays
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

The book certainly includes early Tudor within it's medieval title. I'm Wotr reenactor myself so I think of anthing within that time frame as medieval. But people can define it how they wish. :-)
by KJ
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Birthdays
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

A thought came to mind that there might be something on birthdays in the book 'Medieval Children' by Nicholas Orme and indeed there is. Summariseing it, it says yes and no. It seems that some people were certainly aware of their birthdays or childrens birthdays and they were recorded in family bible...
by KJ
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Possibly Thinking About WotR/Late Medieval...
Replies: 24
Views: 3907

It wasn't my favourite period either, I always fancied regency but my friends were medieval re-enactors. I think I stayed though because the period is so fascinating, so many things are so different, their health beliefs, the foods they had (no potatoes, no chocolate I'd be lost!) etc. But i also sa...
by KJ
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Birthdays
Replies: 13
Views: 3240

Medieval Birthdays

I have a question, I don't know if anyone can answer. A 9 year old asked us today whether medieval people were allowed to celebrate their birthdays. We said that yes we thought that they could celebrate their birthday if they wanted to. However what I'm not certain of is if they actually did celebra...
by KJ
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval money
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Thanks Colin. Been re-reading through the links everyone sent again, so useful, already learnt a lot and I'm finding it quite interesting. I also found this book on my bookshelf I'd forgotten about, something my dad had bought years ago: 'Economic and social history of medieval europe' by Henri Pire...
by KJ
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval money
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Dave, can you confirm your website please, it doesn't seem to be working for me, I wonder if I've got an old web address. Ta.

Karen
by KJ
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval money
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Ooh, fantastically useful and interesting, thanks for that chaps. Read through all the previous post now. Found G23bs question and the answer particularly interesting as I'd always wondered about that. Have printed it all off to keep for posterity.

Many thanks all.

Karen
by KJ
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval money
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Thanks Fox. I've tried going on his website tonight but it seems to be down.
by KJ
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval money
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Medieval money

It occurs to me that I don't know the medieval money system as well as I should. People often ask me to explain medieval money, and I just have to reply that's it's not my speciality, but I really would love to know it well. I'd also love to be able to give them some relative pricing information to ...
by KJ
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Military Cross
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Thanks for these chaps. Very interesting I had a look through the sites. I decided to splash out in the end on the book that contained the particular info I wanted, which is of a personal note and was the reason why the MC was awarded to my grandfather: Artists Rifles 1914-1919 Roll of Honour. 'BRIA...
by KJ
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Military Cross
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Military Cross

Hi all Can anyone tell me if there are any websites which hold the list of military crosses and why they were awarded please? With specific reference to world war I medals? I'm aware of books which hold this information but wondered if there was a website where I could look this stuff up. Searching ...
by KJ
Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: display for schools
Replies: 0
Views: 483

display for schools

Hi all I had a primary school teacher contact me asking for somebody to come and give a display at his school on Romans or Anglo Saxons. But I don't know of any groups who do schools for these periods specifically. He's based in Hertfordshire. Can anyone help him? I can forward your details on to hi...
by KJ
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman group for school
Replies: 4
Views: 2533

Roman group for school

Hi all I had a primary school teacher contact me asking for somebody to come and give a display at his school on Romans or Anglo Saxons. But I don't know of any groups who do schools specifically. He's based in Hertfordshire. Can anyone help him? I can forward your details on to him if you can. Many...
by KJ
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI at the Festival of History & finding a WWI group
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

WWI at the Festival of History & finding a WWI group

Just wanted to say after attending the Festival of History this year as a MOP rather than as a re-enactor I really enjoyed the WWI lot. The chaps from the National Army Museum were brilliant and the funniest and most entertaning thing I've see in re-enactment for years which was obvious because of t...
by KJ
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3491

Wow Bjarne, that's absolutely stunning, a dress to die for! It really makes me feel like I'm re-enacting the wrong period!

Please do continue to post up any more work you do.
by KJ
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 7882

I think it's a fab film. Admittedly first time I watched it I thought what the f' is going on here? I've watched it several times since (I have a very limited DVD collection!) and I appreciate more about it every time. It never tried to be historically accurate but to make it more fun and relevant t...

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