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by British
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

Or you could see if Pearl and Ruby Pratt could make you something!
by British
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: flail or ball and chain
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: flail or ball and chain

I seen some lightweight ones in a shop in York some time ago. So light, infact, I doubt they would damage a grape. Maybe too light to do any actual practice with, as the balance might be all wrong? I had an interest to buy one, too. Stuff like that is a fantastic talking point. I'll keep an eye on y...
by British
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 17198

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Whilst reading fact, in the shape of Ian Mortimer, I really am enjoying the last in the series of CJ Sansom's Matthew Shardlake stories. The first, Dissolution, was good. But the others have been fantastic. He truly draws you in. You can almost smell the scene! Conquest, a book by Stewart Binns abou...
by British
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England. Ian Mortimer
Replies: 6
Views: 2399

Re: The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England. Ian Morti

I'm about a third of the way through this, and yes, It is excellent!
I enjoy his fiction, too. Written in his pen name, James Forrester.
by British
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford

My wife and I loved every episode. Just a pity they are not continuing with any future series.
As for the year, I can't remember, but Mr Timmins did carve a date on the town hall. It was the end of the 18 hundreds.
by British
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Music which reflects the past?
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Re: Music which reflects the past?

I'm guessing there is non...
by British
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Music which reflects the past?
Replies: 7
Views: 2737

Music which reflects the past?

Hi, re-enactors, and history enthusiasts. I have been a way for quite some time, but my love of history has never been far. So, sorry to barge in. I'm wondering, I am going through iTunes and can't seem to find what I am after. What I want is music that reflects the past in this land. I have plenty ...
by British
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Change of User Name
Replies: 8
Views: 4418

Re: Change of User Name

I think your user name is splendid. But that's just my opinion.
by British
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Meet the Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Meet the Ancestors

Indeed I always found Meet the Ancestors a bit of a let down really the whole aim of the program seems to be to make a plasticine face! :eh: Julians Blood of the Vikings was better, and his books are very good. British try reading some books and leave the TV switched off for the winter. I watch a m...
by British
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 23751

Re: narvek

I must say, these images are very impressive. You must have a brilliant time.
by British
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: birmingham visit 09
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: birmingham visit 09

Brilliant. Like some rift in the space, time continuum.
Soldiers look great against the modern background.
by British
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Meet the Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Meet the Ancestors

One documentary that I remember, and measure all others by was Meet the Ancestors. It was a brilliant series, in my opinion. Anyway, I emailed Julian Richards last weekend in the hope that I might find out if any more should ever be made. I was surprised to have a reply within an hour. Fortunately, ...
by British
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: She finally got me on a horse
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: She finally got me on a horse

Looks to have been a great time. And the lakes too. What a beautiful place...
Wish I could horseride. Trouble is, I sneeze badly if I so much as look at one.
by British
Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Colouring and polishing pine
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Colouring and polishing pine

Does the base of your router unscrew... It should, I've never seen one that doesn't. Unscrew it. Careful not to lose a spring that's usually in there for holding optional guide ring. Use the base in the middle of a nice thick board. Maybe 25mm MDF. And transfer all those holes. Cut them out. Make a ...
by British
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Colouring and polishing pine
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Re: Colouring and polishing pine

Tw*t it... I like that... Might I ask, Paul. You seem to be doing well in your woodwork endeavours. What machinery have you got and how large a space do you have to work in? The place I work at, where things are bad enough to reduce us to a three day week. It would seem that job loss is imminent. Th...
by British
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: My Latest Creation for ILHF!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: My Latest Creation for ILHF!!

Bloody hell... Very nice!
by British
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 7214

Re: Board preferences.

cal wrote:New styles / skins are now online.

Go to "User Control Panel"
Select "Board Preferences"
Select "My Board Style" for the one you want...

Very nice! Thanks
by British
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Butterfly Brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Well, I'm biting my thumb in anticipation to see it finished!
by British
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Photonic
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Photonic

Thank you all for your replies. Gregory, that's quite some list! Thank you. Frankly I'd love to have the time from work to really study it all. But I think the origin of the words we have been using for the last five hundred years or so really captures my imagination. Also, to hear Saxon and Viking ...
by British
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Butterfly Brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Butterfly Brooch

T'is a shame. You've only had since January.
How were you going to decorate it?
by British
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Colouring and polishing pine
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Colouring and polishing pine

I'm in the middle of making a pine table and next week I'll be starting on some more softwood stuff. I was told elsewhere that softwood would have been the chosen timber for household furniture. But I would like an instant-ish old look to it. So has anyone got any suggestions based upon tried and te...
by British
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Butterfly Brooch
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: Butterfly Brooch

So how did your broach turn out?
by British
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 7124

Re: Fur yes or no???

Don't know if you should wear it - but if you do this is the place to go http://www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk/ Thanks for that link, we have some real fur coats from great aunts etc and thought we could use those, but need to know if we can or if we should. we dont agree with culling for the sake of ...
by British
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: History, there's quite a lot of it.
Replies: 38
Views: 3222

Re: History, there's quite a lot of it.

Not so much what I've learned, but what I find so utterly disgusting... Just got back from York. We went through the Minster. I swear I could spend a week in there and still not see everything. But apart from the beauty and history and craftsmanship. Apart from the love and sweat and toil there is a...
by British
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Photonic
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Photonic

I have been wondering for a while about old English language and the sound of. And being an uneducated peasant, I haven't the know how on where to begin looking for my answers.
So, could anyone on here recommend to me any web links or books that might be of use in satisfying my curiosity?

Ta.
by British
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wood ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 2874

thanks for the compliment on my work :D i see you live in york, so why dont you get in touch and pop over to the workshop sometime No, I don't live in York. I live near Hinderwell. Up the road from Whitby. But we are off to York this coming Saturday to visit the Jorvic Viking Thingy. Can't wait. Th...
by British
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wood ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 2874

Oh wow. He's also on this forum. Love your work. Would really like to learn your craft. I can turn, but have only used a semi modern lathe.
by British
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Instrument of Torture II
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

I have a job for you...
I want a Pilory device for my garden. Also, could you make a Pear of Anguish, please.

Nice work. Have you use it yet?
by British
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: New boots.
Replies: 12
Views: 2973

Bloody hell!
They are smart... I'll be your feet to model on.
by British
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism
Replies: 31
Views: 5758

Love the 14th century boots

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