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by Merlon.
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECWS web site?
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

by Merlon.
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Chickens
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

by Merlon.
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Denholme Velvets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

by Merlon.
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 4807

The major problem is, as always, is what we have now what they had then?.....They did not even know themselves at the time From: 'Queen Elizabeth - Volume 284: May 1602', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, 1601-3: May 10. Sec. Cecil to Thos. Windebank. I have forborne this half year to tr...
by Merlon.
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 4807

Shantung Silk dates from the 1880s
by Merlon.
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion?
Replies: 47
Views: 4807

No evidence before 1820, sorry
by Merlon.
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: EAN-13 barcode printer/program
Replies: 5
Views: 880

But be careful that the barcode font selected delivers the correct coding for the barcode.
Some fonts do code 39 and some do EAN13, the latter is far more universal.
by Merlon.
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: the book of carving
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Paul Meekins has a copy
http://www.paulmeekins.co.uk/
if you really want to spend money.
What about the Project Gutenberg link, can you use that?
by Merlon.
Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: the book of carving
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Currently for sale on Amazon for £13.50
electronic copy available on Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24790
by Merlon.
Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Troop Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

The Longmoor Military Railway was the training site for most of the armies Railway Operating Companies There is a book "Longmoor Military Railway" by DW Ronald 1974 published by David & Charles that you might be able to get through inter library loan Plenty of hits on Google for the LM...
by Merlon.
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1795 - 1812 Hideous Empire Line
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England:
John Styles ISBN-10: 0300121199 Price: £23.75 on Amazon
by Merlon.
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Had to promise the wife I would not rivet count before I was allowed to watch it.
The politest thing I could say about it is Mills & Boon meets English Civil War. At least some of the characters names were correct,... I'm struggling to find any further compliments.
by Merlon.
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

They are not "Cavalier" clothes, they are typical high status civilian clothes of the 1630 and 40s worn by anyone, both Parlimentarian and Royalist, who could afford them. There are some diffences in high status clothing across the countries and decades, mainly cut and length of doublet an...
by Merlon.
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton Velvet
Replies: 14
Views: 2490

Oh dear, are the cotton wars going to break out again? The earliest reference to actual cotton velvet that I know of is 1795. Even if your friend has found an earlier reference to "cotton velvet" how do you know refers to velvet made with fibre from the cotton plant? afterall one of the me...
by Merlon.
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 10828

the original url includes a full stop, correct link is http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91247

Lidi, one of the meanings of the word broken is "in pieces", or in this case not assembled
by Merlon.
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Banyan cloth
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

by Merlon.
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 20519

I did however notice that it was noted that Edward III spoke English as well as French. The arrangement of that phrase suggests the possible novelty of that; that would be mid 14thC. The tipping point would appear to be 1362. That was the first year that the king -Edward III- addressed Parliament i...
by Merlon.
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 20519

<cough> 'pourpoint' as a sleeveless doublet <cough> I definitely recall that as old days (reenactment) terminology that has now become a 'true' word, when it is not. Suggest typing in pourpoint in the middle english dicitonary below and see the two very interesting entries that arise. Don't know ho...
by Merlon.
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 20519

I hear similar things about the word 'shift' but need to do more research before I kill that bovine. Edit - a cursory look at the ME dictionary, shows smock and shirt to be the words. But something is niggling me re 'shift' as possibly being a later term, in the ME dictionary it seems loosely linke...
by Merlon.
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 20519

Where do we get the word from (Braies) that is, can anyone find it in an English reference for the 15thc? eh, just a teensy weensy one, eh? (Stewie in Family Guy kind of way ) ;-) As well as a reference for the 15th century can anyone find a reference for it at all? Interestingly the word "Bra...
by Merlon.
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: late medieval steel/iron microstructures
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

If you can get hold of a copy The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period Alan Williams 2002 ISBN-10: 9004124985 or look at: http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&id=GpVbnsqAzxIC&dq=knight+blast+furnace&printsec=fro...
by Merlon.
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for Napoleonic Groups
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Best of British with your event. Presumably this is the Military show at Walton Hall Park. Watch out for security issues, we did this event a couple of years ago the locals came through the fence every night trying to pinch things. Little darlings were discovered by squaddies trying to figure out ho...
by Merlon.
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval handgun on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1495

Hmmm, tricky. Are you talking about guns made by casting molten iron into a mould? I really must get a copy of the knight and the blast furnace. fair chunk of it is available on google books at http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&id=GpVbnsqAzxIC&dq=knight+blast+furnace&printsec=frontc...
by Merlon.
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Archer status
Replies: 26
Views: 6273

The Japanese longbow archers have no such problems with eight- or nine-foot bows (which are also shot at right angles to the direction of travel). The grip on those bows is not central but two thirds of the way down the bow, which suggests they found entanglement to be an issue Only if you shoot it...
by Merlon.
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archer status
Replies: 26
Views: 6273

Chris, yclept John Barber wrote: The Japanese longbow archers have no such problems with eight- or nine-foot bows (which are also shot at right angles to the direction of travel).


The grip on those bows is not central but two thirds of the way down the bow, which suggests they found entanglement to be an issue
by Merlon.
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C14th Cookbook to go online
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

It was first republished in late 18th century
online copies available at
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/foc/
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8102
by Merlon.
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Some of the more important archives and collections will not allow you access, unless you have a letter from someone like your course tutor or professor. Basically it's to prove you are not a nutter who will steal, deface, destroy material in the collection. Identify the library closest to you with ...
by Merlon.
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 3060

Try searching on COPAC
http://copac.ac.uk/
There are 141 copies of "Statutes of the Realm" in Libraries scattered across the UK.
Depending on the Library you may need to get a letter of introduction.
Good luck

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