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by Mark Griffin
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Order of Preference for Livery Companies
Replies: 19
Views: 3503

And The painter Stainers (was in the hall today ! :) ) usually feature lower than the archery chaps until the mid 17th, when the archers rather take a back seat. Griff Memeber of the MOST Worshipful Company of Worshipful Company Precedent List Makers. NOT The Honourable Company mind you....splitters...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Black head loop
Replies: 27
Views: 3301

a well trained millipede
by Mark Griffin
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying with Saffron in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Dying with Saffron in Scotland

Ok, I have plenty of references to Highland Scots in the late middle ages and into the 16th cent wearing shirts etc dyed with saffron. My question is, how the heck did they afford this? Saffron is a ridiculously expensive commodity and the highlander and not exactly rolling in it. Is there any serio...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: stuck for the next authentic thing for your camp!
Replies: 23
Views: 4625

Thanks goodness for that. Gives me an excuse when we do the New Inn at Peasenhall in a month or so to have lots of bowls of my favourite snack food.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: stuck for the next authentic thing for your camp!
Replies: 23
Views: 4625

Gregory is right. Just because one country has a resource does not mean to say it gets everywhere else. I look forward to seeing olives turning up in the lists for example. Steels himself for nasty surprise...... There is plenty of raw cotton about as use as padding in garments and furnishings etc b...
by Mark Griffin
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: "First person" re-enactors
Replies: 17
Views: 4088

Both answers hold merit. I tend to treat first person as being in a play with a very loose script. It is of course impossible to fully immerse yourself in a chacter and give a totally 'authentic' presentation, no-one would understand you and you would have such a back story to create your brain woul...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Drop me an email. I don't have much but do have some scans of the London Gazette from 1702 you can have. I've printed them out at events before. Trouble is, none of the troops can read and I end up explaining everything to them...
Griff
by Mark Griffin
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent Hangings
Replies: 26
Views: 2220

Ikea

cheap linen, good colours. They do a natural, red, blue and green. Go to the fabric section in the market Hall.

Its wide and cheap. Takes paint well too....

Of course I only have purple and gold pomegranate from J Watts and Co for my tent as befits ones status!
by Mark Griffin
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 34359

surprising that gregory has not used cheese lime glue. What about all those altar pieces in production so the lowly man at arms can turn his/her tent into a house of the lord? We've used it down here in weird stuff world and its fab of course. I expect when the wood has become worm food in a few cen...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Christmas Revolution event
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

thanks for that Alice, a PM with a bit more info and pics gratefully received...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Christmas Revolution event
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

My fault! I foolishly assumed that by putting the word 'revolutionary' in the title people would get the event is based around the 1780/90's. Obvioulsy not. So apologies to all those Roman to WWII (barring the period I need) who took the time and effort to write and suggest stuff. Thanks Griff
by Mark Griffin
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Christmas Revolution event
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Christmas Revolution event

been asked to bring together a variety of traders, demonstrators and things for a weekend event in London, 9th and 10th December. Is there anyone wanting to know more? Its inside so you won't freeze, there will be accommodation provided. Traders can sell wares. pm me or email on mark@stuntaction.plu...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 34359

excellent thread people. Anyone want my recipe for curing the Black Lion?
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Birmingham Pals anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Birmingham Pals anyone?

Trying to reach an organiser from the above group. I have no email, cannot find them on the web and the number i have never answers and there is no voicemail.

Any pointers gratefully received.

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor demonstrators wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Tudor demonstrators wanted

I have an event on in central London 22nd & 23rd July and am looking for some more Tudor demonstrators who know their stuff, have good public skills and want to earn some money. Overnight accommodation and parking provided. email me with details of who you are and what you do, even if just for o...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman mail required
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

Roman mail required

Hi all, one of my clients wants to add a lorica hamata to their interpretation centre so am casting my net wide to see if anyone has one for sale or is willing to make one for us. I'm not that keen on an indian version, they won't stand up to being taken on and off a few hundred times a day so a nic...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 17th-18th cent small swords for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 728

17th-18th cent small swords for sale

Go to the Buy and sell section for more....special offer for LH peeps!
by Mark Griffin
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th/18th cent small swords for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

17th/18th cent small swords for sale

Go to the Buy and sell section for more....special offer for LH peeps!
by Mark Griffin
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

well I now have my copy, signed by the authors. Great book, well reccommended. Have already made myself the late Elizabethan lady gown although it pinches under the arms, is saggy round the chest and the pvc really starts to make you sweat after a while. Probably me though. Nice one Ninya, well done...
by Mark Griffin
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

who is it gioing to be signed by? Elvis would be nice although someone like Darnley, Hatton or Burghly would be more appropriate.

Look forward to seeing it.

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: serious enquiry - gentleman's relish - er porn.
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

I'd reccommend 'Put what where?' dodgy sexual advice from Babylon onwards...

good fun.
by Mark Griffin
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Mary Rose Project
Replies: 16
Views: 3799

try calling their shop or the curatorial dept? I have an email out to a freind in the marketing dept and she might give me something more specific.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: serious enquiry - gentleman's relish - er porn.
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Having just looked inside a chest in St Thomas's Tower at the Tower of London and been surprised to find a large stuffed swan I'd like to offer my services as a model for that classical tale where a poor bird gets it on with a hot guy and dies from the shock. The one I saw certainly has a shocked fa...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Armour / medieval costume for hire
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

Fancy dress

Hi Victoria,

I can supply all of that, get in contact with me and I can help you out.

Yours,

Griff

mark@stuntaction.plus.com

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