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by SteveC
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 171512

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 17&t=32018

(They're not even very good at it!)
by SteveC
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: History stuff for Kindle users
Replies: 3
Views: 5924

Re: History stuff for Kindle users

Thanks for that.
Just downloaded four of them!
by SteveC
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-forgotten Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Re: Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-forgotten Europe

I enjoyed the first half of this, but by the time it got to the various bits of the Hapsburg empire in the 18th and 19th centuries I was finding it a bit 'samey', so moved onto something else.
Maybe I should go back and have a go at finishing the book off.
by SteveC
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Please forgive what may be seen as a silly question
Replies: 2
Views: 5284

Re: Please forgive what may be seen as a silly question

The current 'family oriented' Christmas is largely a Victorian innovation.
Ronald Hutton's "Stations of the Sun" is good for the history of Chirstmas (and other holidays).

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by SteveC
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at Lincoln?
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

Re: Anyone trading at Lincoln?

They've had to do that at the Bath Christmas market for the last couple of years. Unfortunately necessary due to the sheer numbers attending.
by SteveC
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle Of Mortimers Cross
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: Battle Of Mortimers Cross

Nice pics.

Really liked the wooden boxes/chests. Where do they come from?

Thanks

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by SteveC
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: probs?
Replies: 2
Views: 6967

Re: probs?

It's been happening to me as well.
I've been assuming that it's a loading problem on the server (not necessarily just down to the LH site of course)

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by SteveC
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Corn Dollies
Replies: 15
Views: 4707

Re: Corn Dollies

"In France at the time of Henry IV the peasants called their straw figures and their supper the Harvest Gosling". This name is repeated in a book called The Golden Bough of 1890. I wouldn't trust something in the Golden Bough without some other confirmation. Frazer was writing to support a particul...
by SteveC
Sat May 19, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What to wear in the kitchen
Replies: 17
Views: 5140

Re: What to wear in the kitchen

Just don't let it get too greasy and then lean over the fire. Apparently apron fires have been a common cause of death for centuries. Or so I have read. I have been told that apron fires were the second commonest cause of premature death in women after childbirth. The advice we have been given (C17...
by SteveC
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 23569

Re: Need help with Bread

I have a portable oven that's as close to the illustrationsas possible. I fired the oven a half dozen times, I've got the temperature worked out nicely. Any chance of pictures of the oven, please? We're talking about making bread for our living history display (C17th) and we'd rather use a 'proper'...
by SteveC
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Beets
Replies: 11
Views: 10978

Re: Beets

The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby, Knight, Opened published 1669, but written earlier, mentions eating both roots and leaves of beets, but he isn't always polite about them
The beets have no very good taste, peradventure it were best leave them out
Steve
by SteveC
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 5161

Re: A question for the horsey types.

A peck is (according to Wikipedia) 2 gallons.
One conversion factor I've found suggests that a peck of oats would be nearer 9 pounds than 14. (2 gallons of water would be 20 lb)

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by SteveC
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 5155

Re: Morocco?

I can't see why we would import leathers from such a distance given that we exported leather to France and the cost differential would not have been worth the journey given the more expensive cargoes that were on offer. I was referring to the finish on the Morocco leather which I still understand w...
by SteveC
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Tour !
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

Re: History Tour !

We had a great holiday based in Arras a couple of years ago. Lots of WWI sites, obviously, but there's older stuff there as well. Also recommend the local beers. Similar to the Belgian stuff but loads of variety. Sitting in the sun on the Place Des Heros in Arras with a beer or coffee is a really go...
by SteveC
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Galliard/Clog?
Replies: 2
Views: 2189

Re: Galliard/Clog?

An example of the habit, unfortuantely common, amongst folk enthusisasts of assuming that, just because it looks like two things are similar, there must be a connection. There's a two-hundred year gap between the paragraph about the galliard and the one about the hornpipe, let alone the change in so...
by SteveC
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century tunes - new website
Replies: 16
Views: 7083

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Tamsin Lewis wrote:Walsh's dancing master is online here http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Compleat_Coun ... _(Various) if it is easier to work from...
That link seems to point to an empty page at the moment.

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by SteveC
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Is the forum being compromised by bot accounts?
Replies: 6
Views: 9873

Re: Is the forum being compromised by bot accounts?

You should be able to delete members, but from experience, it can be a full time occupation if you're not careful!

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by SteveC
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Last American Great War Vet Dies
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: Last American Great War Vet Dies

Are there any other Great War veterans left or was he the last one from any country?

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by SteveC
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 171512

Re: Post Spam Messages Here