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by m300572
Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black maille
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

not just 'galvanised lungs' like someone earlier suggested Sorry if this was taken as underplaying the point - I assumed that no one would want the stuff inside their anatomy and this was shorthand for 'it might kill you' on the basis that if you galvanised the lining of your breathing apparatus, i...
by m300572
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume and furs...
Replies: 20
Views: 2798

lettuce


I thought that this was a salad vegetable! Although cabbage is the offcuts from a tailor cutting out garments as well as a green leafy thing. What sort of fur do you get off a lettuce then??
by m300572
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

As far as I can make out from reading round the literature, the New Year idea seems to be the best bet. I have no idea if wicker men were ever built by the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain, although they seem to have become a popular feature of various reconstruction sites based on Iron Age buildings...
by m300572
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Happy New Year

Today (1st November) is Samhain, the first day of the 'Celtic' calender - so Happy New Year to any Iron Age/R-B re-enactors who might drop in on this forum!
by m300572
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black maille
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Why is it shiny? Is it galvanised, in which case heat it until the zinc goes a peculiar yellowish colour (do this outdoors and don't breathe the fumes unless you want galvanised lungs!) - once cool go over it with a wire brush (wearing a dust mask). You can then allow it to weather to a duller metal...
by m300572
Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: If the French had won Trafalgar......
Replies: 5
Views: 1367

If the French had won Trafalgar......

...would we be better off today??

I leave you with this thought as I go off to foreign climes for a week - enjoy the debate!
by m300572
Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: English National Costume?
Replies: 29
Views: 5174

"leaving the northern half of the country out on a limb."

the problem with that would be?



We'd end up stuck with a load of bloody Geordie types!!
by m300572
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Grenadier's Bearskin Cap
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Out of interest for other periods, what do PETA recommend as a substitute and is there a website with details.
by m300572
Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: English National Costume?
Replies: 29
Views: 5174

Iy the scots got themselves proper trax raising powers and put customs on hadrians wall You'll upset a lot of Northumbrian's with the suggestion that Hadrian's Wall in some way marks a national boundary that wasn't fixed, in places, until the 17th century. When built, the wall cut across Brigantian...
by m300572
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 10374

the lower classes would have made bags and clothing f


And if you skin them carefully, leaving the heads attached to the skin, you can make very good rabbit glove puppets to upset mops....
by m300572
Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Question - 14c & 15c Pouches
Replies: 69
Views: 10374

Lots of rabbit warrens across the country (look for 'Warren' or 'Coney' place names on an OS map. they were essentially rabbit farms - pillow mounds were long artificial earthen mounds for the furrys to burrow into - lots of good examples on Dartmoor, which was a major centre of rabbit production in...
by m300572
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Forge Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Try Googling for De Re Metallica, by Georgius Agricola which has lots of pictures of assorted late medieval industrial processes. If you can get to a good library (University with an archaeology department for example) you could try wading through Medieval Archaeology and Post Med Arch for examples ...
by m300572
Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 8644

Or if you are in Somerset, the Peat Moors Visitor Centre near Shapwick (small but perfectly formed reconstruction based on the Glastonbury Lake Village) or Butser Ancient Farm Project in Hampshire - not as top notch as it used to be but still good. Anyone wanting to build a round house, contact me -...
by m300572
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Mid 18th century groups re-enacting the '45
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Glenbuckets Regiment - an alter ego of the Earl of Loudoun's Regiment of Foote (the only Scots regiment in the ECWS) - contact through the Scotwars website.

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