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by Gandi
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field of Cloth Of Gold/Recommended Ref' works?
Replies: 10
Views: 2662

Has anyone got any ref' books that they can suggest for further reading and more info' on this subject?


Why not look through the excellent bibliography in Allison Weirs book?

The works by Anglo on the field of the cloth of gold are well worth reading and not difficult to get hold of.
by Gandi
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archaeological digs and reports of finds
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

bibliographies!

go through the bibliographies of the books you've listed and you'll find tons.
by Gandi
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: On the Provenance of Prickers...
Replies: 28
Views: 4288

I have a copy of the Southover Press edition, with an intro by Peter Brears. The illustrations are an addition to clarify points made in the text, and are very informative. ISBN is 1870962192. I kinda thought it would be that book.....It's pretty good and Peter really does know his stuff, shame he ...
by Gandi
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: On the Provenance of Prickers...
Replies: 28
Views: 4288

James Bretlington wrote:That's a good point as well. The good Boke copy I have has the illustrations showing the meat being carved


I'd be interested to know the details of the book James as the two copies I have only have an illustrated frontis piece
by Gandi
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Facings on late medieval garments?
Replies: 15
Views: 2245

by Gandi
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4885

Re: Old Buildings

Gainsborough you say? Have some stories to tell about the old hall... I set up a 15th cent LH team in 1995 alongside the Transformation project which restored some of the rooms to their former glory as in 1484 when Richard III did Royal progress there. I provided some of the design stuff,all pewter...
by Gandi
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7462

but porn as we know it I would love to see


yeah, I bet you would :wink:
by Gandi
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17132

From a 16thC book that I've lost the title and date of( 1530-1550ish) it's an English-Latin phrase book for travellers, the idea being when in furren parts(!) you find the priest and point at bits of the book whilst shouting ME NO UNDERSTANDEE JOHNNY FOREIGN, aaah the British abroad. From the secti...
by Gandi
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 50
Views: 5623

why not?????


seems to be the fashion
by Gandi
Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suckling pig
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

no, you're correct and that programme was the biggest steaming turd of a show that i've seen in a long time!!!

Bit like the proverbial 'train wreck' though, just couldn't help watching
by Gandi
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13868

couldn't make any comments as most had been made!

Try to get a balance of male vs femal this year if you can please as there are just as many male criminals out there :twisted:
by Gandi
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Soapstone for casting
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

go for limestone.

It's not overly hard to work, holds great detail (providing you add enough vents) and you should be ablt to sweet talk your local monumental mason for some 'off cuts' to try out on.
by Gandi
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Soapstone for casting
Replies: 10
Views: 1770

yes, that's certainly the case G23
by Gandi
Mon May 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Health n Hygene,duty of care etc !
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

E. Zero,no i really mean zero washing facilitys,the hose had to be turned on,then leg it down the path ,fill your water bottles,sprint back up the garden to turn it off ,im fucked off as the "organiser" new there would be food sellers there and didnt provide basic cleaning facilitys for our pitch f...
by Gandi
Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Product Listings
Replies: 38
Views: 7288

as a 'mug punter' i think it's a good idea, especially if you don't have access to a hard copy of CTA or the Garter.

Neibelungen, had a look at your first draft so to speak, looks like it'll be a really good ide, keep it up.
by Gandi
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Historic Food links - must see!
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

yes Ivan certainly knows his stuff
by Gandi
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40292

To put the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons, why should they care? It's their hobby; if they were to go skiing as their hobby each weekend they wouldn't be expected to 'put on a good display' Because generally you do not get paid to go sking. Of course if neither you nor your group are being paid...
by Gandi
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40292

Man from Coventry wrote: 5. Lack of inclination to make the battle work - unfortunately in my experience alot of re-enactors are not bothered about whether they put on a good display for MOP's or not. To put the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons, why should they care? It's their hobby; if they were...
by Gandi
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Carob
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

no, don't start him off :twisted: Essentially (and in rambling form) the reasons we now have an abundance of honey are a change from the woven skep to the 'traditional' bee hive that increases production of honey; along with the facts that we import quantities from abroad and bees now have access to...
by Gandi
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me, Bodger, Mr S and others
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

yep
by Gandi
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Butchery (warning - graphic!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5239

craig1459 wrote:In the Lutterell Psalter there's a (cockatrice?) being prepared which is two animals put together - one of which looks like a dog :twisted:


and the great thing with the culinary 'cut 'n shut' is you get to make 2 of them.

Haven't got any images of the cooked results i'm afraid
by Gandi
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Butchery (warning - graphic!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5239

Kate,

from personal experience it depends on what the animal is!
If it was cute and cuddly when alive then it's as popular as Paul Hogans rattlesnake in a lucky dip.

Bigger animals like sheep and cattle prove less of a problem (providing the fleece is off it would appear)
by Gandi
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3120

Would my evnagelists still be subtleties Gandi, they are certainly inedible?


yes, certainly. (in both cases :twisted: )
by Gandi
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3120

you could always try wax if you do it again J, should avoid the distortion problems. Craig, a subtlety is a form of decoration for the table/hall; sometimes edible sometimes not. A modern analogy would be ice sculpture. I personally wouldn't say that any of the bird filled pie recipes would be a sub...
by Gandi
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Pictures of lush puddings you have made
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

not quite a pudding, but worth a go at anyway: 18th century if you can't guess To make Lobster-Loaves. PICK out all the Meat of three little Lobsters shred it a little; take a piece of Butter, and brown it with Flour in a Sauce-pan: the stir in a very little Onion and Parsley shred very fine, and pu...
by Gandi
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Forme of Cury
Replies: 19
Views: 5543

which words?

or you could always try the 2 links in the first link above (if that makes sense?)
by Gandi
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Thanks Cal
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Grymm's on dial up, so doesn't check as frequently as some, but i'll guarantee he'll be happy with this :)
by Gandi
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Forme of Cury
Replies: 19
Views: 5543

but it is in English :twisted: for online version try either http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/foc/ or http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext05/8cury10.txt *do* persevere (?) with the original text it's not that hard honest, any translation is that authors version of the recipes and will al...
by Gandi
Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Polish Lancers Austerlitz Dec 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

nice, any of them without the greatcoats on

(probably a stupid question though given the conditions :-))

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