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by arianwen
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mid- 17th Century in Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Mid- 17th Century in Wales

I am starting some voluntary work at Llancaiach Fawr Manor house and I need to develop myself a character. Can anybody 'in the know' point me in the direction of some good resources, books or net that will help me build up some background info about things that would have been commonly know. Such as...
by arianwen
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Embroidery/needlework in Civil War period in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Embroidery/needlework in Civil War period in Wales

I'm looking at doing some volunteer work up at Llancaiach Fawr near caerphilly and As I have an interest in needle work full stop i think it might be interesting to be able to talk a little and maybe even provide examples of needlework etc that was done during this period Would domestic servants hav...
by arianwen
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 19954

I second the Shardlake series - theyre bringing out a fourth book soon too

Not sure how accurate it is bu I like Phillipa Gregory stuff mostly the tudor stuff but Wise Woman is good too
by arianwen
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Research
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

got it thanks wurzel Annie - I cant afford a PHD or masters just yet, theyre very expensive and Im not sure I can get funding, but its something im thinking about for the furture Sally - My careers service offered a work placement with the BBC but you had to apply through the University and i tried ...
by arianwen
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Research
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Yeah not really the way I had invisaged but also not something Ive thought of. Its definately something to think about. Ive friends in the cardiff University Archaeology department so Ill get in touch with them. Thanks.

Just to clarify, I mean research for film and tv etc out of preference
by arianwen
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Research
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Research

I know this is kind of an odd place to put this, but re - enactors wanted wasnt right and friends and gossip didnt seem right either. Anyways. Im a final year history student and im looking to get into the research field when I graduate. my university careers service is a complete and utter load of ...
by arianwen
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Heath Ledger
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

He died of an (accidental) overdose. he was found by his maid I think in bed in his apartment in new york. he had both prescribed and nonprescribed sleeping pills by the bed, was recovering from pneumonia, had been having nightmares since the filming of one of his most recent movies and rumours of a...
by arianwen
Sat May 27, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4305

wow that is amazing. I embroider a little myself but nowhere even close the that standard. i will have to practise more.

wow again
by arianwen
Mon May 15, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3419

ok thanks everyone its just what i need *trundes off to get material and needles*
by arianwen
Sat May 13, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3419

A question about embroidery

Ive had a quick serach through the forums but cant find anything relevant. Im just wondering how people would have done embroidery on fine weave fabrics such as linen, before the wonderful invention of printed/stamped patterns on the materials. Im looking into making my own designs and transferring ...
by arianwen
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 10353

In its most basic sense you have fluffies and non fluffies. Non - fluffies are the largest group i believe - you just see fluffies more http://thevalley.ukpagan.com/ (hope that worked) is a good site and gives you a view of many different paths within the term paganism. you have druids, wiccans, wit...

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