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by Chickun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

WW: Lesser Knight - Gentry - If a guy was a knight he'd be a "Sir" by definition Richer esquire - gentry Lesser esquire - gentry merchant - "peasant" - 3rd estate (tecnically) Note that a merchant may well have a lot more money than all three of the above, hence all the grief about sumptuary laws :D...
by Chickun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

At the danger of drifting slightly off subject... If you were not noble (1st Estate), i.e. you were not "Sir", and you were not a clergyman (2nd Estate), then you'd be technically a peasant, 3rd estate. Wouldn't there be several levels of this 3rd estate (as there were in the other two) dictated by ...
by Chickun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

I suppose it depends upon what status you are portraying!

40s would make a lot more sense than 4s.
by Chickun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

Also as I said it's mid-14th; sumptuary laws may well have been tightened up by the 15th C to exclude rabbit fur as was mentioned in a previous post. So it depends upon time, place and "level" of person who was being portrayed. Would it fit in with the rest of your kit and the social standing of you...
by Chickun
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

Ah Alan - you beat me to it (and probably articulated a little better than I would :wink: ) As you say flaunting it would advertise the fact that you'd done wrong, and you'd be (unless protected) sorted out. I was having a look and found this: http://people2.clarityconnect.com/webpages5/breaker/chau...
by Chickun
Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

Fair play mate, where did ya get them BTW? My missus would love me forever for lining mittens with rabbit skin!
by Chickun
Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

I guess it depends where and what time you are talking about - they were apparently introduced by the Normans after the conquest in artificial warrens called "pillow mounds". I suppose it'd take a while for them to get settled, but by the fact that there are two Warrener's lodges in breckland they w...
by Chickun
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

I suppose "managing" would be "harvesting" i.e. catching em and also stopping the ner-do-wells of the W. Suffolk region from pilfering them.

I agree they don't need much encouragement to breed.
by Chickun
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 15381

I have just read that a medieval warrener's lodge has been opened to the pubes in Suffolk; it was under the control of Bury St Eds Abbey, and essentially is a squat cottage with walls up to 1m thick. Sits in the middle of several warrens and manages the "production" of rabbits for fur/meat. http://w...
by Chickun
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4936

There's a pattern in the medieval tailors assistant which I copied a while back. It seemed fairly straightforward, but this one only had four panels. I used two layers of fairly densely woven, good quality wool for mine.
by Chickun
Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 14267

Good luck, I'm sure you'll have a great time with him. Currently working on ways to get a 2nd one......
by Chickun
Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 14267

Very nice looking chap, well up to weight. Bet he looks good under tack.

How old is he?
by Chickun
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 14267

Yeah horsey forum would be good 'n practical. Our chap is getting exceptionally wooley at the moment and if we let him he'd have loads of feathers. He's got easilyl the biggest canon bones that I have seen on a horse that size; so much so that we had to send the "full" size tendon boots for him back.
by Chickun
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 14267

With backs and muscles its a bit of a funny one...I had a TB a few years ago, and he managed to lame himself arsing about in the paddock. Got a "back person" (who was highly recommended) out and they did their stuff, but he cam back lamer than when he went to them! I suppose it's like us; if you hav...
by Chickun
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 14267

Nice site! Not really looked at WW1 cav before (am a 15th C peep meself) but very nice! Maenoferren, can recommend clydesdale x - what's he/she x'ed with? I have a clyde/Irish Cob cross (15.2hh) and he's a nice, sensible chunky chap. Do you think an "all period" equestrian forum on here would be a g...
by Chickun
Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: medieval birds and their admirers
Replies: 7
Views: 3595

I heard the story about the chicken on the toilet door when Jonathon was trying to take a sh*t?

Didn't they invade your tents as well?
by Chickun
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hats again :)
Replies: 39
Views: 8372

Yeah and anybody know where you can get them? My wife wants one!

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