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by Big Gay Al
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

Re: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?

I'd say pop along to the WW2 forum, but you'll get too many people arguing over reccomendations there! A great group in Sheffield doing RE with a bomb set up and everything. Are you on facebook and I can introduce you to them? Kate Hi Kate - thanks for that. I'm only just starting out in this perio...
by Big Gay Al
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

Re: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?

Thanks for response so far. I'm interested in a P-37 webbing set, Marching order. So BD eh? I'm guessing you have/ want a jeep with red wings? A friends father was in BD postwar, you could recreate him. He was a WO later on made major. Very interesting set of badges on his battle dress, as he had WO...
by Big Gay Al
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 3654

'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?

Hi all,

Just putting some kit together for a WW2 RE Bomb Disposal interpretation.
Has anyone got any good or bad things to say about 'What Price Glory' as a trader?
by Big Gay Al
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Re: Georgian Female Domestic Servant

Shadow7cat wrote:Costume of Household Servants: From the Middle Ages to 1900 (Hardcover) by Phillis Emily Cunnington, Catherine Lucas Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports (June 1974) ISBN : 0064913422

Probably slightly dated, but a classic work.

S.


Top stuff!

Thanks to all!
by Big Gay Al
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Re: Georgian Female Domestic Servant

Its for some Live Interpretation work one of my volunteers is undertaking on the Estate.
Can you push me towards any images or texts, guys, please?
by Big Gay Al
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian Female Domestic Servant
Replies: 8
Views: 3368

Georgian Female Domestic Servant

Hi all,

I'm looking for contemporary images and/or patterns to make a set of kit for the above. Looking at 1750ish.

Any ideas?
by Big Gay Al
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 3746

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Hi all! Well, major thanks to all contributors. Firstly, Apologies. I have been using an incorrect term - I have understood 'Capped' to mean a short sleeve, ending at the bicep, for other sleeves to be pinned on if desired. this is not correct. I have been sweating about , digging through all sorts ...
by Big Gay Al
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 3746

Re: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Or even in 1470 - 1500, to be fair!
by Big Gay Al
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C
Replies: 19
Views: 3746

Provenance: Capped Sleeved Kirtles 15C

Hi all.

Can anyone provenance capped sleeves on Kirtles in England, 1470 - 1475, please?
by Big Gay Al
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C English Import Export - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

I thought it was that Flemish fella from Bruges who arranged for the Hansa to carry Edward in 1471? The one that they stayed with until Charles the bold became interested in what Warwick and Louis would be getting up to. His name is on the tip of my tongue. I don't know who that was - but I'd be in...
by Big Gay Al
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C English Import Export - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

The Hansa were not allowed to trade in Calais or operate outside of the Steelyard in London, whereas Lombards could and did. The fact that Warwick used to raid their convoys to help pay for the Calais garrison while Edward was there (as an Earl not as King) must have left some lingering distrust. I...
by Big Gay Al
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C English Import Export - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

Being a sensible monarch, Edward IV prefered dealing with Italians. He could count on us being good Christians, not like those half-heathen or all heretic Germans. (Just in case any of the Gomer Legion read this post). Yeah..preferred!...but actually got stitched up well and truly a couple of times...
by Big Gay Al
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C English Import Export - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2241

15th C English Import Export - Help

Hi all . I'm developing a new 'schtick' for next season, and need some pointers. I've got an idea to build something out of the Hansa League and its conflicts with Eddie IV.....but could do with some pointers. Bracket we're in is 1465 - 1470... Websites, texts, contacts...all help gratefully accepted!
by Big Gay Al
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27681

However to throw another into the mix. There is a reference within the Description and analyisis of "The Sottie, The Sots and The Fols", it takes a look at the mannerisms and the clothing of jesters or fools within the 1450s in France. "Similar to the recorded attire for real lunatic...
by Big Gay Al
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Professional Soldiers in the WotR
Replies: 49
Views: 7047

Who did the Pastons hire as home defence - passing farmers? (Not sarcastic: Were they passing lfarm labourers?). I will try and get BGA or Falk to come to this thread and answer that question; their group is based on the documentation from the Paston letters about those me: William Penny's Company ...

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