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History Blogs?

Postby Gobae » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:01 pm

I've recently started a blog on my thoughts and experiences on Re-enactment/Living History called "Re: Living History"

But I was wondering if anyone else here has a history related blog, or has a favorite one they like to read?



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Postby Miss Costello » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:05 pm

I do, but it's WW1 and WW2 related so probably not of interest.

There are some fantastic ones out there, real mines of info.

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Postby Ellen Gethin » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:18 pm

I've recently discovered Good King Hal (Tudor, of course), and there's one called Haandkraft which shows examples of craft work from Scandinavia, though they post infrequently.
Not a re-enactor, but Got Medieval is always funny and fascinating.


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Re: History Blogs?

Postby gregory23b » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:45 pm

I run a blog, I don't post that often.

It is not a reenactment one as such, but the subject is one that has sprung from living history etc.


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Re: History Blogs?

Postby Gobae » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:03 pm

Thank you very much for your replies. I must admit, I'm rather surprised that there are so few re-enactor/ment blogs out there. (At least when googling for such things). It's good to hear there are more.



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Postby Lena » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:56 pm

I have an archaeology/osteology blog here: http://ossamenta.dreamwidth.org/ Not as often updated as I'd wish, but life has a tendency to interfere. I second Haandkraft (http://haandkraft.blogspot.com/), Medieval silkwork (http://m-silkwork.blogspot.com/) and the blogs they link to.



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Postby Gobae » Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:35 pm

Awesome! Thank you very much, I can't wait to start reading.



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Postby Grymm » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:37 pm

Susan's food blog is always good http://hearttohearthcookery.wordpress.com/
The fat boys from HCP do some interesting stuff....occasionally http://www.tudorcook.blogspot.com/


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Postby narvek » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:32 am

How comes nobody mentined http://larsdatter.com/wordpress/ yet?


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Postby Ellen Gethin » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:00 pm

I've just come across another one - Period Wardrobe. The writer was involved with the Luttrell Psalter Film, but has also done costumes for Queen Catherine Howard and the Girl with the Pearl Ear-ring, among others.


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Postby bonnacon » Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:48 pm

www.garagetobanquetinghall.blogspot.com
Not re-enactment as such, but an account of converting a ...wait for it......garage into a medieval banqueting hall, plus menus etc. There will be 5 in the series eventually.


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Postby mrs archer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:43 am

i do a little blog on my website www.helencox-herstorywriting.co.uk - most of the re-enactment related stuff is about events we do for towton battlefield society, if that's any use! :^)


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Postby KeithFarrell » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:34 pm

Hey all, I'm proud to present a new blog that is hosted, authored and maintained by the Academy of Historical Arts. We call it "Encased in Steel" and our purpose is to write interesting and thought provoking essays and articles about European history, sometimes concentrating on the martial aspects of our history, sometimes concentrating on general history, and sometimes concentrating on the traditional handcrafts from past centuries. Hopefully this blog will be of interest to members of the HEMA community, to members of the historical re-enactment community, to teachers and students, and to anyone with a passing interest in history.

We will be publishing a new article every Friday afternoon, and will hold to this weekly submission. Our contributors have built up a queue of articles ready for posting, so that we should be able to keep posting without dry spells. Our goal is to be one of the most interesting and most professional history and HEMA blogs currently active!

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Postby Le Loup » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:53 am

Mine is still going & can be found here: http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

Covers 17th and 18th centuries.
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Postby Foxe » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:00 pm

I have recently started a blog to chronicle the process of getting kit together for Flodden 2013: http://admiralsmen.blogspot.com/


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Postby Tom H » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:47 pm

I started one for our watermill last Autumn http://www.strettonwatermill.blogspot.com which though not exclusively historical does cover the past of the site, as well as folklore and traditions.

I've also just started another one a fortnight ago for my living history work, www.pilgrimsandposies.blogspot.com which likewise is a mixture of history, folklore and reports of events.

I'm finding blogging a great way to reflect on the experiences we've shared with the public and things that we've learned along the way.



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Postby ChaseAED » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:00 pm

Saxons, Vikings, Vendel-Culture and a bit of Norman; http://thethegns.blogspot.com


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Postby Annis » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:17 pm

I have a sewing blog for all my costuming stuff:
http://www.the-sewing-box.blogspot.com/


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Postby Mikkel Frederiksen » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:01 pm

Ellen Gethin wrote:I've recently discovered Good King Hal (Tudor, of course), and there's one called Haandkraft which shows examples of craft work from Scandinavia, though they post infrequently.
Not a re-enactor, but Got Medieval is always funny and fascinating.


We will try to keep the posts comming more frequeltly in the future :wink:
There will be on about a bollock dagger on monday the 13.th, and I will be writeing about the covering for the quiver as soon as i get my hands on som fur.

And thank's for mentioning us :D



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Postby KeithFarrell » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:13 pm

Today is the one year anniversary of Encased in Steel! A special anniversary review article has gone up on the blog to talk about how we have developed and moved forward over the last 12 months. We hope you will find it an interesting read, and please do go back through our archives to see if there are any articles that you have missed! Any feedback about the blog is very welcome, just send me a message - we will be happy to take your ideas on board and consider them.

http://historical-academy.co.uk/blog/2012/02/17/1st-year-anniversary-for-encased-in-steel/


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