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by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Butchers- can you recommend any books?
Replies: 8
Views: 5569

Re: Butchers- can you recommend any books?

Not sure if you are still interested but recently found this... nice knie detail

Annibale Carracci ca 1580 - Butchers

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... rracci.jpg
by Bevis Gittens
Tue May 08, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 6163

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

Another image of a portable forge this time from 1601 - Showing Dutch on Maurtius doing various things. Looks like this forge is on legs and in a (metal?) box, incidentally is also the first depiction of a Dodo published.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Het_Tweede_Boeck.jpg

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Liquid storage for a Tudor coppicer
Replies: 8
Views: 4437

Re: Liquid storage for a Tudor coppicer

Hello follow Tudor woodsman. When we are doing coppice/charcoal making at Grayhill water is an issue as we a a fair walk from the nearest well. We have used in the past a lovely 5 litre wooden barrel from Matuls in Poland to hold our drinking water, refilling it once a day. This is available from ht...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Pedlars
Replies: 9
Views: 6606

Re: Pedlars

Inter library loan and a scanner - for strict personal research purposes only of course, a lot cheaper :wink:

Found a bit in the elizabethan underworld by gamini salgado after i had posted.

Glad to have been of help

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by Bevis Gittens
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Pedlars
Replies: 9
Views: 6606

Re: Pedlars

Christabel, The most famous pedlar of the period is perhaps the fictional Autolycus from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale in Act IV Scene IV he enters stage thus: Enter AUTOLYCUS, singing AUTOLYCUS Lawn as white as driven snow; Cyprus black as e'er was crow; Gloves as sweet as damask roses; Masks for...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Thigh Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Re: Tudor Thigh Boots

For a 1580s image of boots here is a detail of Phillip Sydney's funeral procession showing some booted London Trained Bands officers...

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by Bevis Gittens
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ensigns
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: Ensigns

A point to bear in mind is that in the Tudor State Papers the words ensign and company can be interchangeable. So it could be be a reference to the coat colour of his companies. Sorry to muddy the issue. "Their Ensignes also they will not call by that name, but by the name of Colours . Which t...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands

Not eactly the Midlands, there is always Kentwell in Suffolk

http://www.kentwell.co.uk/Re-Creations/Tudor

Nothing on until next Easter mind....
by Bevis Gittens
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 3532

Re: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands

Did you go to Mary Arden's Farm near Stratford?

http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit-the ... -farm.html

Good living history working farm set in 1570s

James
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 15495

Re:

Wow that was 2 years that I last posted on this thread. Since then I've done a lot of research. There is no evidence for laced start up style boots or the low laced boot that has appeared in the last few years. All the pictorial evidence shows a pull on boot, at present I'm in the process of doing ...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: New line of early C17th clothes by Matul
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

New line of early C17th clothes by Matul

I have not bought any clothing from these chaps but the standard of their work is usually outstanding. Though primariy a medieval supplier they have recently started a line of early C17th men's clothing that looks supurb.. http://www.matuls.pl/index.php?IDP=1&Lng=en&IDKategoria=36 http://i24...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Camouflage coats for troops in Ireland, 1584
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Re: Camouflage coats for troops in Ireland, 1584

Glad you like it, found it by accident :D
by Bevis Gittens
Thu May 26, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Camouflage coats for troops in Ireland, 1584
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Camouflage coats for troops in Ireland, 1584

I have recently come across the quote referring to equipment to be got for levies being sent to Ireland from Lancashire in 1584: they shoulde be furnished with swordes and daggers, and lykewise conveniente doblettes and hose, and allso a cassocke of the same motley or other sad greene color, or russ...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Butchers- can you recommend any books?
Replies: 8
Views: 5569

Re: Butchers- can you recommend any books?

Not directly related to Butchers but the article "The Leather Crafts in Tudor and Stuart England" http://www.bahs.org.uk/14n1a2.pdf does mention butchers as a source of leather. Might have a few useful bits in the notes/bibliography?

Bevis
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Knight Hospitaller Medical Instruments 1570-80
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Re: Knight Hospitaller Medical Instruments 1570-80

You might be best joining the 'Chirurgeons' Yahoo discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chirurgeons/ and asking them the question The group describes itself as 'History of Medicine Group for Living History and Re-enactment Medical Practitioner' - I have been a member for a few years and ...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Gazeteer of Military Levies from London, 1509-1603
Replies: 0
Views: 1464

Gazeteer of Military Levies from London, 1509-1603

Found this whilst looking for something else, as is often the case. It is a Gazeteer of Military Levies from the City of London, 1509-1603 by Dr. Ian W. Archer, Keble College, Oxford. It is very detailed and well worth a look at. http://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/site/human/modhist/personnel/785598/research/...
by Bevis Gittens
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 6163

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

er...looking at the picture again what you have there is a portable bellows: I would assume the actual hearth is a pile of turf. Sorry to be a pain! I agree the forge looks quite substantial. In fact looking at the picture they have built two house like structures so building a forge would not be t...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 6163

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

Found it. It is a view of Port Desire in Patagonia by De Bry dated 1603 (in 'The Sea Dogs' by Neville williams page 208) Of course De Bry may never have seen a portable forge I doubt he ever went to Southern Argentina! whole picture (spot the penguin competion): http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg...
by Bevis Gittens
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan knitted garters...
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Elizabethan knitted garters...

Can anyone point to evidence of knitted garters in the C16th? There is the line from Taming of the Shrew "let their heads be sleekly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent knit" act 4 scene 1 This is a reference to servants (also a nice reference to the wearing...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 6163

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

Oh now I saw a picture in a book the other day of a portable forge from the early 1600s. It was a wood cut of some explorer types in the New World.... problem is I flit between books so much I can't remember where is was. I will have a look and see if I can find it.

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by Bevis Gittens
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Advice on Elizabethan low status outfit
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

Re: Advice on Elizabethan low status outfit

Though slightly more expensive than Aidan Campbell you can get very good fabric from HMA Ltd - http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/historical_fabrics.php and they also publish Jane Hugget's book "Clothes of the Common Man 1580-1660 part 2: Making the Garments" which is inexpensive and a good reso...
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 3287

Re: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates

Velund wrote:O, yes! That's a hit)!
Thanx, I'll know where to look for it when I need it.


Does this mean we will be seeing some late C16th pieces of armour for sale on your site soon? :thumbup:
by Bevis Gittens
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 3287

Re: The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick (1581) - Plates

Great detail of English soldiers of the period, I paticularly like the soliders on the march - http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/researchcoll/pages/bg0060_jpg.htm Plus an insite into the 16th C Irish art of buttock warming too :? - http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/research...
by Bevis Gittens
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Link to The Alderney Elizabethan Wreck site
Replies: 0
Views: 1424

Link to The Alderney Elizabethan Wreck site

Apologies if this is a well known site but found it this weekend whilst researching the 1590s Brittany campaign. This site gives a lot of great detail about english military in early 1590s. Well worth a look some great pages about finds - copper musketeer bandoleer 'boxes - refered to using the mode...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Foreign merchants residing in Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: Foreign merchants residing in Bristol

Done a quick search on the good old interweb and found a recently published book 'Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City, 1000-2001' by Madge Dresser and Peter Fleming. Hear is the blurb on the publishers web page Our project paperback 'Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City 1000-2001' is now avai...
by Bevis Gittens
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Foreign merchants residing in Bristol
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: Foreign merchants residing in Bristol

The Anglo-Spanish war was between 1585-1604 so between 1570 and 80 there would be no reason for Iberian or Italian merchants not set up in Bristol, except perhaps an English mistrust of Foreign Catholics; that said giving it's situation as one of the major trading ports in England I would imagine th...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making

A friend has sent me a page from a 1609/10 City of London proclamation to the size of sacks that Charcoal was to be sold in the city. They should be 54 inches (yard and a half) long and 27 inches wide (three quarters of a yard) and should hold four bushels. Nice picture of collier too: http://i249.p...
by Bevis Gittens
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making

Below are a couple of shots of Charcoal related stuff going on at the Plimoth Plantation museum in the states, slightly out of Tudor (1627) but still relevant: http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg228/camarada_j/66225066cvPBoIjVPPresizedstackingwoodandthenmakingcharcoalatplimothplantation.jpg Stacki...

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