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by FionaDowson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: King Edmund for skalds and scops
Replies: 0
Views: 662

King Edmund for skalds and scops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EI2EvBzdU Part of this story was used in the television series The Vikings. Not the bit about the decapitated head talking, obviously. This would probably make a great story for anyone whose character is a skald or scop. There are wolf statues in Bury St Edmunds. Th...
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: hay box cooking
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

hay box cooking

Does anyone know anything about soldiers cooking with hay boxes? I have a hay box at home, actually made with sheep's fleece, which I may start to use while camping I have read they were used by soldiers, presumably to avoid lighting a fire for long enough to send out a smoke signal saying 'we're he...
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: How old could a story be?
Replies: 6
Views: 9542

Re: How old could a story be?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5EI2EvBzdU

Stories seem to blend fact and fiction, Christian and pagan belief, quite happily. Does anyone else tell the tale of the martydom of King Edmund? On youtube as King Edmund, a wolf and the great heathen army
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 18
Views: 15003

Re: Saxon Surgery

Is there any truth in the tale that arrows were poisoned with monkshood/wolfsbane?
by FionaDowson
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Knitting for Tommy
Replies: 0
Views: 3106

Knitting for Tommy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iehPi3Fb_w

It's a bit challenging as needles are small and reading patterns is a bit like reading something written by Mrs Beeton but the results are really worth it
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Storytelling
Replies: 1
Views: 3222

Storytelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImJYIEnmip8&t=2s

Go on, tell this one. I dare you. I double dare you!
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 0
Views: 5020

Underwear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzetKdZsyQA

If the link doesn't work check out Dr Kat and Underwear
by FionaDowson
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking music
Replies: 0
Views: 3588

Viking music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je9MyJcCme0

Found this while looking for something about dogs in viking warfare
by FionaDowson
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 6036

Weaving

by FionaDowson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rag rugs
Replies: 0
Views: 9868

Rag rugs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Im5lXHzc84


Excellent rag rug vid

I buy hessian sack from a coffee seller for less than the price of a coffee

I personally don't use a frame but it probably does make life easier
by FionaDowson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Dyeig
Replies: 0
Views: 13376

Dyeig

/books.google.co.uk/books/about/Medieval_Textile_Dyeing.html?id=kRn4AwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

John Edmonds experimental dyer appeared in Tony Robinson's worst jobs in history, the Royals, the very last bit (on youtube)
by FionaDowson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Archery
Replies: 0
Views: 6979

Archery

/www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOdC3PQ8wPA

If this doesn't work try typing in Campaign: what was life like for a medieval archer?
by FionaDowson
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Highlander
Replies: 0
Views: 6274

Highlander

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxWa6pr8Hw

If the link doesn't work try typing in outdoor survival as a seventeenth century highlander
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Welsh Perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 6240

The Welsh Perspective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53bgFpiABKA all good fun with an excellent presenter
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume
Replies: 1
Views: 6376

Medieval costume

http://www.aurora-service.eu/ From 18.00 stuff about costume in medieval England
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Telly thing you may have missed
Replies: 1
Views: 5640

Re: Telly thing you may have missed

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLVWiFwWMR8 all TerryJones medieval lives are on youtube. Hurrah!!!
by FionaDowson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Telly thing you may have missed
Replies: 1
Views: 5640

Telly thing you may have missed

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMrvE2CwRsQ

There's also a Tony Robinson thing about the peasant's revolt which comes up onyoutube if you type in Tony Robinosn history blah, blah, blah
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Pottery
Replies: 1
Views: 12241

Re: Pottery

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Pottery
Replies: 1
Views: 12241

Pottery

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo saxon potter
Replies: 1
Views: 6566

Anglo saxon potter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqy-SfrDmJE&t=72s

I have tried this and it's more difficult than it looks
by FionaDowson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Fire of London 1666
Replies: 0
Views: 10118

Fire of London 1666

by FionaDowson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo-Saxon clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 7343

Anglo-Saxon clothing

http://cunnan.lochac.sca.org/index.php/ ... n_clothing anyone have any thoughts about this???
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Kirtle
Replies: 0
Views: 6408

Kirtle

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Hairpin crochet
Replies: 0
Views: 6000

Hairpin crochet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AOGTn0irac Has anyone ever tried hairpin crochet?
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Turbans
Replies: 0
Views: 6312

Turbans

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: socks
Replies: 0
Views: 5868

socks