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by Rochester
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing an Arming doublet.
Replies: 10
Views: 3887

Re: Dyeing an Arming doublet.

I died one of Cap-a-Pie's 15thC doublets (with the mahoiters) in a washing machine with Dylon. The only reason I died mine was because I have forge-blackened armour and the white doublet was a bit too white. The dark blue really goes nicely with it. The washing machine is still blue but so is the do...
by Rochester
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 Country House Party
Replies: 13
Views: 5861

Re: 1812 Country House Party

Very nice! Some fantastic outfits.
by Rochester
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bucklers
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Bucklers

Have a look at http://www.thearma.org/essays/SwordandBucklerP2.htm . About c. 1178, William Fitzstephen described how in London "During the holydays in summer the young men exercise themselves…fighting with bucklers." Plenty of good references on this page for 13th & 14thC as well. Che...
by Rochester
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail Project Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Mail Project Advice

Good luck with the rivetted mail - look forward to years of "hunting the dropped rivet" :D .

For the butted mail, I always twist the ring just that little bit further than closed then it springs back to being closed.

Rochester
by Rochester
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: new "Sponsors: Adverts and Announcements" section
Replies: 2
Views: 4182

new "Sponsors: Adverts and Announcements" section

Hi Mods/Cal

The new Sponsors: Adverts and Announcements section has an odd permission setting on it. I get the following message when attempting to open it:
You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum.



Cheers
Kyle
by Rochester
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: Suspended shelving in tents

They have shelves made like this in the castle kitchen at Guedelon. I would assume they must have some provenance for them...
by Rochester
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Why can't academic historians ever get it right?
Replies: 30
Views: 6348

Lots of mail in the Wallace collection http://www.wallacecollection.org/index.php , rivetted medieval European stuff (including pants :shock: ) and butted tiny rings on the Middle Eastern/Indian stuff from later periods. As has been said, lots of variety depending on when and where it comes from.
by Rochester
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton (by Chutny)
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Yes, Dickie, I was surprised there was no red and blue carpet in any of the pictures :wink: Cat, it was an honour. I was going to sprint off through the crowd like on Saturday but they were 5 or 6 deep with a row of sitting three-year-olds at the front on Sunday :o so you had me trapped. Thanks for ...
by Rochester
Wed May 30, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Wars of the Roses:the soldier's experience.
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Poorly structured with more than 50% referring to periods either before or after the WotR. It feels like another doctoral thesis dressed up to be a book, one that wouldn't get a very good grade.......
by Rochester
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 50648

There's a Samuel Taylor in the indoor market in Huddersfield - also known as the Button Box. It's always busy.
by Rochester
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Psaltery tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Thanks for the help, I'll have a look on your site and get a book ordered. Just for clarity, the first (longest) string is an A?
by Rochester
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Psaltery tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Psaltery tuning

Hi guys n gals We won the lovely trapezium psaltery in the auction at the NLHF yesterday :D and I'm wondering how to tune it. I have no problem getting hold of some pitch pipes (or even an electronic tuner) and interpreting from there but what are the strings to be tuned to? Also, any book/cd recomm...
by Rochester
Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Diary Maid/housewife reference
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Isn't a diary maid what John Prescott had a spot of tiffin' with??? :wink:
by Rochester
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rougham 06
Replies: 10
Views: 2216

TUT0411.JPG Rochester with a glaive and an axe...no sword!!! He's hooked...

Down that road the dark side lies........ :shock:
by Rochester
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how big was the medieval county of Nottingham?
Replies: 21
Views: 2673

I watched the first episode of Robin of Sherwood starring Workmonkey (sorry, Michael Praed :wink: ) on ITV3 yesterday afternoon. At one point the nasty Guy of Gisburn :evil: was accompanying the Lady Marion 8) from Nottingham Castle to Kirklees Priory, very slowly without any baggage. Now as Notting...
by Rochester
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandine
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

TonW

You have to knock the commas off the end of the links in your address bar They've been included in the link for some reason. :?

Cheers
Rochester

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