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by Dathi
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?

Easy one. Massively hated. Buckingham had been the source of all political favours and rewards under James I and managed to make the jump to favourite of Charles I . He dominated the landscape for around 20 years. If you sort office, land, power or position you pretty much had to be very wealthy you...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 80 years war European groups
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: 80 years war European groups

I'd suggest this FB page and have a chat with them

https://www.facebook.com/Dutchrevolt?fref=ts

BTW. What group are you with ?
by Dathi
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 7039

Re: The Musketeers BBC

TBH...

The acting was feeble, the plot and script was nonsense and everything else was crap......
by Dathi
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Furs
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Furs

Who deals in fur now ?
by Dathi
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 16385

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Finally gave up last after trying to watch episode 3 on BBC's On Demand. The 900th rendition of contaminated water not safe to drink finally cracked me.

Mind you, this one has been filmed on what looks to be a budget of £3.60 a scene.
by Dathi
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What kind of fur is this lady wearing in about 1650?
Replies: 10
Views: 1614

Re: What kind of fur is this lady wearing in about 1650?

It's almost impossible to tell from a wood cut what fabric is being used to make the skirt and hood. This painting http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Hendrick_Avercamp,_Kolfspelers_op_het_ijs,_Circa_1625.jpg does suggest that the golfer is wearinga shot silk doublet but what fabrics ...
by Dathi
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bonnets
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: Tudor bonnets

Using Dutch art as a source, although tempting, does bear the risk that's it's not showing English fashions. Which are different as the group known as the Pilgrim Fathers whinged about during their short stay in the Low Countries. http://the1642goodwyfe.wordpress.com/ is a better source of English w...
by Dathi
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

All very interesting stuff, but the OP was asking about a 1650s Royalist regiment, rather than a Commonwealth regiment. Post Restoration of course you get a mix of red and blue coats, but apart from the Coronation description which is sadly quite vague, nothing specific about Wentworth & Russel...
by Dathi
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

A little more pertainent perhaps

April 3 1654
Comissioners of Customs and Excise.
To allow 1,600 yds. of red cloth for Gen. Monk's regiment to pass free to Scotland

Warrants of the Protector and Council', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1654 (1880), pp. 433-443
by Dathi
Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

Coats in the NMA during the 1650's 24 coats to be provided for the marshal's men, to be of blue cloth and marked with white daggers. From: 'Volume 9: April 1650', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1650 (1876), pp. 72-135. 2. The committee which meets with the army officers to give orde...
by Dathi
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The English Army in Ireland in the 1620's
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

The English Army in Ireland in the 1620's

I've tripped over an interesting one in the Calendar State Papers for Ireland in the Reign of Charles I 1625 - 1632. On pages 346 to 349 is the rather snappy set of "Instructions for our officers in Ireland for keeping up our army in Ireland at its full strength." Article 13 goes (13.) Off...
by Dathi
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 12899

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Thank you very much indeed, in that case, could you be so kind as to recommend some suitable footwear in a size 13 please? My choice ? Sarah Juniper or Kevin Garlick http://www.sarahjuniper.co.uk/ or http://www.kmgarlick-shoemaker.co.uk/ You may cough up £250 a pair BUT you will get, with care and ...
by Dathi
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: A man’s fragmentary 17thC coat: conservation, documentation
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

A man’s fragmentary 17thC coat: conservation, documentation

Some of you may be interested in this dated C.1650 http://www.kategillconservation.co.uk/portfolio/man%E2%80%99s-fragmentary-17thc-coat-conservation-documentation-and-replication http://www.kategillconservation.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagery/portfolio/coat-08.jpg The cuffs are a later addition....
by Dathi
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

Re: Wools

Yes, you can contact Sean directly in the UK and order that way
by Dathi
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Authentic Buff Gauntlets
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: Authentic Buff Gauntlets

Gloves and muskets is very bad drills. There is no need whatseover to wear gloves whilst armed with a musket other than bad drills and a deluded idea of whats safe. NOT being able to feel where the scouring stick is and fumbling around trying to open and close powder flasks and bottles is more dange...
by Dathi
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

Castor is another word linked with beaver fur felt hats. Demi castor implies a roughly half an half mix of beaver and rabbit fur felt or sometimes beaver/wool
by Dathi
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan targeteer
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Elizabethan targeteer

Mark

Wade is pretty damm good at taking extra pictures if requested. His website has some pretty decent close ups already. Like these http://www.allenantiques.com/Details.html
by Dathi
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan targeteer
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Elizabethan targeteer

Mark

A Gentleman in the Fairfax Battalia by the name of Wayne Nelmes, based on an example from the the Graz and owned by Wade Allen

http://www.allenantiques.com/A-15.html is the source and Wayne made mine by this only :-)
by Dathi
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Late 16th Century Bailiffs and stewards
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Late 16th Century Bailiffs and stewards

Does anyone know of anythiing that covers the duties, laws, rules and such like for estate outdoor staff like bailiffs and stewards ?
by Dathi
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan targeteer
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Elizabethan targeteer

My first pass at an Elizabethan targeteer
by Dathi
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: looking for De Campo
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: looking for De Campo

wondering if anyone can help? i have traced my family back to Thoried De Campo Born 1100 possibly France or Italy,this is as much info as i can find on him!! when the family gets to 1235, Norman De Campo takes on his wife Amilas name of Kempe. does anyone know a reason why a man would do this back ...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century Linen doublet sources
Replies: 110
Views: 12468

Re: 15th century Linen doublet sources

Bit late but I remembered this http://larsdatter.com/paston.htm The Paston letter do make referecnes to doublets and the fabrics. Named fabrics are worsted "...ye woll send me hedir ij elne of worsted for doblettes to happe me this cold wynter, and that ye inquere where William Paston bought hi...
by Dathi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 26932

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

In my experience with Shotgun certificates and Blackpowder licences I've noticed that Different forces seem to be following different laws.My current FO hasn't the slightest interest in what group I belong, having prety much settled on a wording he seems to like on the licence "For the purposes...
by Dathi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather and shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 2543

Leather and shoes

I have a fine pair of shoes or two from that Doyen of shoe making Sarah Juniper and have suddenly found myself wondering what the best product is for protecting said shoes from the recent slightly damp conditions. Any Ideas ?
by Dathi
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rocroi 1643 - 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Rocroi 1643 - 2013

I must admit I'm interested....

But do I play for the dasterdly French or the papist Spanish ?
by Dathi
Wed May 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Re: Felt hats....

A hat cap then....? or hatte cappe as they put it...
by Dathi
Wed May 02, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Re: Felt hats....

I just remembered these prints http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/researchcoll/ireland.html Now, they contain a bit of artistic licence, in that the English Army in Ireland never looked that neat and I've yet to see a reference to Light Horse being levied in England in mail shirts and no...
by Dathi
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 39752

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Found this on the Rijksmusuem site

http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK- ... der-hoeven

The full size picture seems to show silver braid on a cloth backing
by Dathi
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Re: Felt hats....

Sally. I'm guessing it's wool felt and is, as I assumed, a high crown, small brim knd of thing ?
by Dathi
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Felt hats....

I've always been of the belief that wool felt hats were a more 17th century thing, then I reread this that I collected some time ago. "Cost of an ordinary suit, 2l. 9s. 2d. (doublet 8s. 6d., cassock 14s. 11d., 1 pair venetians 8s., hat cap 1s. 4d., 3 pairs cloth stockings 3s. 9d., 4 pairs shoes...

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