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by Echo
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Thanks for the info on the book, but if you have read it can you tell me what it says? The Old Bailey website refers to a Medieval Court (destroyed in the Great Fire) any records of that?

Toni

PS RIII rules OK!
by Echo
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

Medieval Murder

Does anyone know how murder trials would have been conducted in London (Cheapside specifically) in 1475? Where would they be held and who would be the "Judge" and Jury if there was one? Would this be the Lord Chancellor for example or the Lord Mayor - I have references to courts including Chancery, ...
by Echo
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Just back from TORM
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

(Or follow Sally's panel and flare the square panels for skirt width and then body fit - but no skirt gores.) Do you mean flare the straight panels to each side? So what's in the middle? Our commercial pattern shows a brocade infill where sally has her central "gore" and we were going to use a plai...
by Echo
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Just back from TORM
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

That's the one, silly me, thanks

Glenn
by Echo
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Just back from TORM
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Just back from TORM

Back from TORM with linen thread, wool fabric and linen lining, all ready to make the new kirtle/dress/gown for next year, convinced I had carefully saved the link someone kindly posted here a few months ago to their favorite and very simple pattern for making such a garment, but alas, do you think ...
by Echo
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

Thanks Craig, looks like to fox tail will be used as a duster in future

G & T
by Echo
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

1392 1 quire of paper bought for household writings 8d 1402 1 quatern of paper and 1 skin of parchment at Shrewsbury, for various necessaries for writing, 9d paid for paper bought for various necessaries for writings above 5d It would be really helpful if you could give us book and page number refe...
by Echo
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos 1 Cressing - East Anglian Medieval Fayre
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Sorry, it was me. I can see them now - how strange ...
by Echo
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos 1 Cressing - East Anglian Medieval Fayre
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Cressing

Is it me or are the images missing from these posts?
by Echo
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 5048

Bosworth

Who is the big bloke in the first set of pics, long wavy fair hair and a crown? As he has his own horse did this make him King for the day, prefere the RIII in later pic - main photos are fab, well done
by Echo
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

Illuminated "Handbooks"

It's really useful to get your opinions ... We still feel this is unusually well decorated for a "physicians handbook" yes, Books of Hours and Psalters etc can be fabulously illustrated, but weren't they intended to be studied, even meditated over; trust me we have looked at many "physicians" MS at ...
by Echo
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

ME Manuscripts

So here's the point: we have been researching into a "Physicians Handbook" described as "unique" and now held at the Wellcome Library in London (MS8004). It is dated 1454 and became well known a few years ago as one of the first medieval manuscipts to be fully digitalised and made available on the i...
by Echo
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

Reading ME

Benedicite Brother Thanks for the info it's really interesting, I knew we would find an expert here. Can you rember the full reference for the Christopher de Hamel quote as that would be really useful. When you say these paper books were like "dime novels" we are still talking about hand-written man...
by Echo
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4966

Who used paper and who could read middle English

How many people read english in 14th/15th century? I thought it was very unusual for anyone outside the church and the Law to read but Chaucer says he wrote his Treatis on the Astrolabe (in Middle English) for his 10 year old son to read - if Chaucer was an "educated layman" was he bragging about hi...