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by Adam the Archer
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Casaque
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Casaque

Sorry should have provided more details, I am selling a casaque, the type that unuttons to form a cloak, and just wondered how early they went
by Adam the Archer
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Casaque
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Casaque

Hi all

Do any of you know the earliest date where there is evidence of casaques being worn?

Best wishes

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor leather workers
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Re: Tudor leather workers

thanks merlon
by Adam the Archer
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor leather workers
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Tudor leather workers

Hi all Having a bit of a mental blank! What title would be given to a 'leather worker' in the late Elizabethan period? I know cordwainers made shoes, but what about the people who made purses, belts, bags etc? Also was there a livery company in london which covered leather workers? Best wishes Adam
by Adam the Archer
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?
Replies: 10
Views: 4304

Re: Tudor shaving kit - Who makes one?

Peter Crossman makes a very nice one
by Adam the Archer
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Living History: Tableaux or Presentation
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

This is a really interesting thread - thank you. there are so many ways to see this. One of the things I have experienced this year was being an 'apprentice' to a painter. I was there at the side of the table getting on with the painting, while my 'master' was able to talk to the public, so they cou...
by Adam the Archer
Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pomanders
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Thanks all.

Tom, I thought the same about the Mary Rose pomander, then wondered if it was something made to look like the Wolsey examples
by Adam the Archer
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pomanders
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Pomanders

Hi all I have been looking at pomanders, and trying to gain some insight as to whether the oranges studded with cloves were used in 16th century. My understanding is that pomanders were wooden or metal. But I have seen somewhere that Cardinal Wolsey had one that was a hollowed out orange filled with...
by Adam the Archer
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan breeches / hose
Replies: 3
Views: 2546

Thanks folks, very helpful
by Adam the Archer
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan breeches / hose
Replies: 3
Views: 2546

Elizabethan breeches / hose

Hi all Currently putting together an outfit suitable for an ordinary male from 1580 onwards. I am not sure about the style of breeches that are acceptable. I have seen re-enactors in Venetian hose or the much fuller ones - are these called galligaskin? I have tried looking at pictures and paintings,...
by Adam the Archer
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Thanks folks, I am going to follow those leads up.

bess - I like your husband's doublet!

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

It is something like the hats on this photo that I am looking for
http://www.kissthefrog.co.uk/peter.html
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Elizabethan hat suppliers

Hi all

I am looking for one of the tall hats (not sure what they are called) that Elizabethan gents are seen wearing, it is to go with my new posh kit. Any ideas of suppliers?

Adam
by Adam the Archer
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th Century civilian hats
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Thanks Merlon,

I have got a blackworked coif (or whatever you wish to call it). Tempted now to make up an un-embroidered one in an unbleached linen - then get it grubby!
by Adam the Archer
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th Century civilian hats
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Thanks Merlon late 20's male from the midlands. I am told that my hand is quite good, although not sure whether they are just being kind! I tend to wear a statute hat but wondered what the possible alternatives were. I was interested in your siggestion of a coif. how much did the shape differ from m...
by Adam the Archer
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th Century civilian hats
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

17th Century civilian hats

hi all

What kind of headwear were civilian men wearing during the ECW period? I am looking for something that a skilled man e.g. scrivener would have worn.

Cheers

adam
by Adam the Archer
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: La volta
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Thanks Annis / Karen

Me and the other half were practicing last night, I think we have been shown a stylised version of it.

I will practice your steps tonight Annis!
by Adam the Archer
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: La volta
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

La volta

Hi
Can anyone point me in the direction of the 'authentic' steps for la volta?
Google produces loads of results but wondered if anyone had some tried and tested steps (especially for someone with 2 left feet)

Many thanks
by Adam the Archer
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: SK Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 988

PM sent
by Adam the Archer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan search warrants
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Hi
The event is the 1st/2nd March, and I need time to write up the warrant.
I can find excerpts from warrants (normally the description of the priest they are after), but not the whole thing.
Merlon - your help is appreciated.
Jorge - shame you won't be at TORM
by Adam the Archer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan search warrants
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Thanks Merlon.
by Adam the Archer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan search warrants
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Hi Jorge I understand they did. A primary source (Autobiography of an Elizabethan), mentions that the searchers came with warrants. The guy from our group who is getting it organised thinks that they were quite specific as to what the searchers were empowered to do. Always happy to be corrected thou...
by Adam the Archer
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan search warrants
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Elizabethan search warrants

Hi folks

We are re-enacting a search for catholic priests in a couple of weeks, and we need a warrant! Does anyone know where I could get an appropriate text for such a document from?

Thanks
Adam
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

The bit about psalms was a tongue in cheek jest!
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Merlon
Are you aware of any recordings of those type of ballads?

Psalms are for monarch murderers!
by Adam the Archer
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century songs on CD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Thanks for the recommendations folks, I bought a couple of Cd's from Busy Mole at the last market, they were great. What I am really looking for is the songs of the civil war, the soldiers folk type songs. I have got a cd that Strawhead did, but the instrumental parts do not use authentic instruments.
by Adam the Archer
Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: General History
Topic: obscure saints
Replies: 53
Views: 10037

An 'unusual' saint is St Charles (as in the king who was murdered by parliament - ducks before I get a torrent of abuse). He is the only saint to have been canonised by the Church of England. Although in recent years the C of E has published a list of worthy men and women, who are celebrated for the...
by Adam the Archer
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7914

I see the good brother has come out of his cell once more!

never been called a lothario before!
by Adam the Archer
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7914

Lucy - I would ask if you had any daughters of an eligible age - but know you are far too young for that :D
by Adam the Archer
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7914

Thanks Annis I bought a kit to make (or should I have said for the ex to make) a 17th century daycap. Then got dumped! So am having to make it myself!! I am using backstitch (it is the only one I know). It looks ok from a distance, in the dark, when I take my specs off! When I have completed it, I w...

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