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by mrs archer
Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Shepherd Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: The Shepherd Lord

good question - but i'll have to read the sequel to find out!!
by mrs archer
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Shepherd Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

The Shepherd Lord

The Shepherd Lord by George Peter Algar £9.99, Melrose Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-906561-96-3 The Shepherd Lord tackles a subject previously neglected by historical novelists, perhaps because so little is known about him. But in this book, GP Algar paints a believable picture of Henry, son of John ‘Bl...
by mrs archer
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Lay of Angor by Rae Andrew
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: The Lay of Angor by Rae Andrew

thanks, normandie - couldn't have wished for a better reaction! :* any uk members wanting a copy, drop me a pm or email her.story@hotmail.co.uk - i'll gladly post you a signed first edition for £11 inc post & packing, which is probably cheaper than you'll get it elsewhere. (at £12.99, it did com...
by mrs archer
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 6920

Re: History Blogs?

i do a little blog on my website www.helencox-herstorywriting.co.uk - most of the re-enactment related stuff is about events we do for towton battlefield society, if that's any use! :^)
by mrs archer
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval make-up and eyebrows
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: medieval make-up and eyebrows

will do - many thanks!
by mrs archer
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval make-up and eyebrows
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

medieval make-up and eyebrows

can anyone out there point me towards references/sources for make-up/cosmetics in 15th century england? at a recent event, a mop asked me about my make-up (and seemed very sceptical when i said i never wear it)... and in reply to 'what did women use, then?', i could tell her very little. i've seen r...
by mrs archer
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 6511

Re: Reciprocal links

just tried and it came up the same - a sharp vertical cut-off thru the coloured image, and the right hand side of the screen blank as if a whole column's missing. dunno if this is a problem with my computer - altho' i've not experienced it when logging on to other websites - but all i can make it do...
by mrs archer
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 6511

Re: Reciprocal links

help - just visited your site and can't find recently posted links, your contact details or anything apart from the object pics on home page and link thru 'big spikey things'. is it just me being dim/not clicking in the right places, or is there a glitch with the site? :sick: also sorry i forgot to ...
by mrs archer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 6511

Re: Reciprocal links

thanks - good idea! mine's www.helencox-herstorywriting.co.uk
by mrs archer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: herstory writing & interpretation
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: herstory writing & interpretation

apologies for the delay in replying - 'battle of wakefield revisited' is published by helen cox, herstory writing & interpretation, isbn 978 0956 576804, rrp £12 plus p+p from http://www.YPD-books.com . and i've just heard that it'll be available from 23rd june. i don't personally have plans to ...
by mrs archer
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: herstory writing & interpretation
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: herstory writing & interpretation

yes, trying to... or at least allowing for the kind of emotional interpretation that a lot of traditional historians ignore (cos it can't be 'proved' with objects or documented 'facts'). but it's always seemed to me that by disregarding the feelings people must have had at the time, we end up with h...
by mrs archer
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: herstory writing & interpretation
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

herstory writing & interpretation

a bit of news to share with the re-enactment community: i've just launched my new business, 'herstory writing & interpretation', offering wars of the roses based writing, lecturing and living history/show n' tell sessions for clients in the yorkshire area. my first book, 'the battle of wakefield...
by mrs archer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses, David Santiuste, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2010, £19.99 This handsome hardback study of Edward IV’s military career would make a good addition to anyone's bookcase. It has 16 black & white plates, three battle maps and a family tree, and is introduced by a ...
by mrs archer
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

good point - altho' apparently there's nothing in worksop town or priory archive.
by mrs archer
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

hi, sad to say, my research has largely drawn a blank. which in itself is quite interesting... the apparent dearth of evidence does tend to suggest that whatever happened at worksop, it wasn't as serious as the loss of york's vanguard (as stated in the most familiar translation of the annales rerum ...
by mrs archer
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

'battle' of worksop, 1460

many thanks - read with interest! but still on the lookout for more 'hard' evidence of the encounter, eg from worksop area metal detectorists (don't worry, i'm not out to 'night-hawk' your sites!!)
mrs a
by mrs archer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: wotr/english civil war - a question
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

wotr/english civil war - a question

oops, my mistake - many thanks for moving it!
mrs a
by mrs archer
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: wotr/english civil war - a question
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

wotr/english civil war - a question

calling all 15th and 17th century re-enactors - have any of you ever come across this latin motto in association with your households:

mantica mentitur ianua noster equs

if anyone recognises it, i'd be very interested to hear from you!
by mrs archer
Thu May 28, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: calling latin scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

calling latin scholars

just occurred... maybe bede had been nibbling at fabulous fungi??
by mrs archer
Thu May 28, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: calling latin scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

calling latin scholars

of course - thanks so much, brother ranulph, all makes perfect sense now: 'my handbag is deceived by our horse at the door; i am made a floury chicken by the nasty toff'. :lol: seriously, thanks so much for your time and trouble on this - i'm waiting agog to hear more. wondering if it was either an ...
by mrs archer
Tue May 26, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: calling latin scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

calling latin scholars

many thanks for the useful suggestions - and humorous interjections! sadly, can't tell you much more about the seal or show a photo. i found the reference in an old local history book on wakefield; it's an onyx seal found near sandal castle in 1760 (hence not necessarily 15th century), exhibited to ...
by mrs archer
Tue May 19, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: calling latin scholars
Replies: 17
Views: 3145

calling latin scholars

hello! are there any latin scholars out there who can help me translate a seal inscription? the seal shows a man leading a horse looking coyly back over its shoulder; and unfortunately the surrounding lettering is damaged, but it reads something like' MANTIOR MENTITUR IANVA AUSTOR (or NOSTOR) EQVS'....
by mrs archer
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: richard iii, the maligned king
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

richard iii, the maligned king

me too - either in the sense of 'richard iii was a good bloke', or 'that's a good book on richard iii', like michael k. jones' terrific 'bosworth 1485'! seriously, carson has some interesting and thought-provoking ideas to offer. her explanation of when, why and how richard decided to pursue the thr...
by mrs archer
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Blood Red Roses
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Blood Red Roses

Blood Red Roses: the archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461, Veronica Fiorato, Anthea Boylston & Christopher Knusel (eds), revised 2nd edition, Oxbow Books, 2007; paperback, £25, ISBN 978-1-84217-289-6 Paperback version of Oxbow's 2000 best-seller incorporating two additio...
by mrs archer
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: the gentry & peerage of towton
Replies: 0
Views: 625

the gentry & peerage of towton

From Knights to Squires: the Gentry & Peerage of Towton Vol. 1, by Graham A. Darbyshire, 2008, Freezywater Publications, £6.00. (Freezywater Publications, 13 Rochester Drive, Lincoln LN6 0XQ). This small fact-filled paperback by the Secretary of Towton Battlefield Society is an extremely useful ...
by mrs archer
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: captain of the wight
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

captain of the wight

yup, sorry, should have put that in! it's 970-0-9557230-1-8.
by mrs archer
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: captain of the wight
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

captain of the wight

a jolly little paperback by dorothy davies about sir edward woodville, the lesser-known brother of that antony executed by richard iii. it's good value for £4.99, plus £1 p&p, from circle of light publications, po box 148, ryde, isle of wight po33 9be... a fictionalised account of edward's life,...
by mrs archer
Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: richard iii, the maligned king
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

richard iii, the maligned king

huzzah! this new book by annette carson is well worth reading. a sympathetic reappraisal that'll cheer us ricardians as much as it'll get all you tudor apologists foaming at the mouth and twitching apoplectically. £20, hardback, nice pics (including being 1st book to show the recently restored portr...

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