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by Grania
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 3782

Re: Festival of History..

:( Was looking forward to it too - didn't make it last year, partly because of cost of admission (other reasons too) but that meant I was really keen to go this year. Is it just me that isn't too positive about what they'll put in it's place? :|
by Grania
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books without breaking the bank
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Books without breaking the bank

:D Thanks
Mostly I'm researching 16th Century Ireland - food, clothes, society in general, particularly the lives of women. There isn't much out there, and what there is is generally a bit more than my budget can run to - and having to do it from England makes it even worse :roll:
by Grania
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books without breaking the bank
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Books without breaking the bank

Thanks :) Haven't tried Oxbow so that's definitely another for the list. I used to rely on interlibrary loans for stuff, but since I moved to another county the cost makes it impractical too regularly :roll:
by Grania
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books without breaking the bank
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Books without breaking the bank

I've found a few on there, but the prices of some are still painful - research is so frustrating :roll:
by Grania
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Books without breaking the bank
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Books without breaking the bank

I suspect I'm not the only one here to be frustrated by the prices of more 'unusual' books - useful to the subject you want to research, but not popular enough to be affordable. I've been searching for second hand copies of several books in the usual online places, but I'm not having much success. D...
by Grania
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Navy recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: Navy recruitment

Thanks! :)
by Grania
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: traders selling Edwardian clothes
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: traders selling Edwardian clothes

There's a shop in Shrewsbury (I see you're Staffordshire, so not too far..?) who sells original pieces among other antiques if having a look at examples might help you? She'll be trading at the event on the Severn Valley Railway at Bridgnorth this weekend.
by Grania
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Navy recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: Navy recruitment

I'm flattered someone agrees!

While we're on the subject - does anyone know of any groups who do Napoleonic-era navy who might given women something to do? :) (I'm being optimistic!)
by Grania
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Navy recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: Navy recruitment

I'm no expert by any means, but I know a little. Press Gang - absolutely, technically this was only supposed to take skilled seamen (merchant ships etc) but the practice could be a different matter altogether. There were also plenty of volunteers, who received a little money 'on arrival' and a bit m...
by Grania
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 18th century season?
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: 18th century season?

The one about Versailles was first shown a couple of years ago - it's actually one of three, with a programme each for Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI - in my opinion was of the best documentaries (or, yes, docudramas) out there...why they decided to only show one of the three is beyond me! Well w...
by Grania
Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early 17th century highland womans dress
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Early 17th century highland womans dress

I once across a book titled 'Early Irish and Highland Dress' (or very close), not sure if it's still available, or how reliable it would be, but it might be worth a search? You never know where old books will turn up!
by Grania
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Laws of Olde
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Scottish Laws of Olde

I've yet to find a decent source to find my way around Anglo Saxon laws properly, so yes I mean Norman (my post was, now that I think about it, thinking about other law systems at the time given, so 15th century). Status of women is a big one, also thinking about smaller details in a number of areas...
by Grania
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Laws of Olde
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Scottish Laws of Olde

Very interesting.
It would be interesting to know about earlier laws - were they like the Welsh and Irish native law systems? If so, then it could be argued that all three were ahead of the English (and in some cases, frankly, the world is only just catching up).
by Grania
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4467

Re: August 2014

:D excellent, I'll look forward to joining!
by Grania
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4467

Re: August 2014

Hi :) To be honest, I don't really mind what I do to a degree - although, being a girl on my own, as it were, I don't want to end up as a spare part. I am mildly disabled (not badly, but I'm not brilliantly mobile and walk slightly oddly sometimes) so combat probably isn't for me, but otherwise it's...
by Grania
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4467

Re: August 2014

:D Thank you!
by Grania
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4467

Re: August 2014

Excuse my butting in :$ but would this be a good place to ask if anyone knows of any groups who would have a 'place' for women doing WWI? I'm asking for myself a bit (mid 20s, single girl) but also for someone else (also female, older) who is a local historian and would like to be involved.

Thanks :)
by Grania
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Tin Whistle Music?
Replies: 17
Views: 4970

Re: Tin Whistle Music?

I don't know if it's much help, but any Turlough O'Carolan (Carolan) tunes might be ok for you - he was around in the 17th/18th centuries and there are a huge number of tunes he is thought to have written. They are easy to get hold of, and although originally written for a harp should be quite easy ...
by Grania
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Re: Trying to learn fast

Thanks! I start tomorrow, so everything's very temporary at the moment, but I think I'm getting there! Thank you so much for all the help! :)
by Grania
Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Re: Trying to learn fast

Thanks ladies - I'll have a route around and a think! A very kind and much appreciated offer Karina, but I don't want to put anyone out! :)
by Grania
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Re: Trying to learn fast

Yes, that's what I thought, but I'm having a hard time tracking down any sources/patterns for outer wear (preferably lower class) that seem reliable - could anyone point me in a good direction?

Thanks!
by Grania
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2820

Trying to learn fast

First of all, apologies - I'm completely new to almost everything 17th century :$ I'm about to start voluteering at a local National Trust property, whose focus is mainly mid-17th century (one of the houses Charles II hid in after the Battle of Worcester), and have been asked to do different things ...
by Grania
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: where to start :0
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: where to start :0

Going to be really cheeky and try and glean here! I've been trying to research Gaelic Ireland, into the 16th Century, for years, without a huge amount of success - can anyone give me any tips at the same time as this?

:$ Apologies, couldn't resist!
by Grania
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabeth I:a living icon or a blasphemous idol?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Elizabeth I:a living icon or a blasphemous idol?

Also done - I'd be really interested to know what your results are.
by Grania
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabeth I:a living icon or a blasphemous idol?
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Elizabeth I:a living icon or a blasphemous idol?

That sounds like my kind of dissertation! I will see if I can get to your survey shortly (a bit awkward for me on mobile at present), it sounds very interesting! I have also ead a great deal about Elizabeth, from her character to her clothes! (Amazing book, now I think out of print, about her wardro...
by Grania
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Interesting, thanks - been a while since I did any history-of-medicine reading...book hunting time!
by Grania
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

I was expecting something similar to 'Royal Deaths and Diseases' that was on discovery a long while ago, but this was a little disappointing - but those boots certainly were fascinating, although one wonders how on earth a prince ended up with a vitamin D deficiency and ricketts?
by Grania
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: National Museum of Ireland blog
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: National Museum of Ireland blog

Thank you for posting that link! That museum has to be the best I have ever been to, so this should make interesting reading!
by Grania
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Punch available?
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Punch available?

Fantastic thank you
by Grania
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Punch available?
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Punch available?

I'm trying to help a friend from Poland find some references she needs for an academic paper, part of her phd. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to find page numbers, authors names etc for copies of The Spectator 3rd November 1866 and Punch 10th November 1866?

Thanks

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