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by Sue Green
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: So you want to buy a new drum...
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

I bought mine from Marcus Music. They are usually at the original re-enactment market
by Sue Green
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23303

There is a valid use for the sale and purchase of a jig - to make arrows at home. If Lucy's customers were buying for this reason then there is no harm in it at all. However if there is no evidence for their use then I personally would be against them being used in front of the public during any liv...
by Sue Green
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Therapies from 1000AD to 1600AD, info help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2446

Google Galen/Galenic Medicine, Paracelsus and Humoural for an overview of medical practice during this period.

The writings of the classical period dominated practice although there was also a tradition of herbal remedies that would be peculiar to each country and based on its own flora and fauna.
by Sue Green
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else feeling the pinch ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

How about a collective of traders selling complimentary products splitting the markets between them and selling via each others stalls? I'm thinking that gingerbread and jerky should be complimentary to each other. Probably more too. This way you save on time and pitch fees but still cover main mark...
by Sue Green
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dordrecht recorder
Replies: 6
Views: 5154

Hi

My recorder, whilst not a Dordrecht one, is by P Bleazey and it is a lovely instrument. They also do the Dordrecht model - see following website :

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/ble ... rpage.html
by Sue Green
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shelter for Riff Raff
Replies: 42
Views: 7155

Whilst we attempt to show ourselves, craft and other activities, artefacts, etc, as authentically as possible we have to admit that the idea of the camp, fires off the ground, so many women in camp, people with tents above their status, non-military craft activities normally carried out in towns, et...
by Sue Green
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: interesting books?
Replies: 12
Views: 2427

For top notch scholarly work on the period with good references try anything by Charles Ross or Prof A J Pollard.
by Sue Green
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7386

You need to get hold of a really interesting book called the Secret Middle Ages by Malcolm Jones isbn 0-7509-3874-9 Book deals with popular and folk art involving "love, hatred, crime and punishment, proverbs, heaven on earth, husband-beating - all feature in the jewellery, tableware, illustrat...
by Sue Green
Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: trenchers................and the square meal story
Replies: 18
Views: 11725

Now I have no evidence for this whatsoever but I had always understood the square wooden trenchers to be for naval use. Tables in ships would have a lip around the edge of them and it was my understanding that the square trencher allowed it to rest directly against the lip on the table so it was sec...
by Sue Green
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Brief History of Socks
Replies: 12
Views: 2027

Seamstress - I can't give you any historical sources and my geography may even be out but I can quote you a lovely poem entitled Coptic Socks based on an exhibition in the V & A of socks from the 4th-5th century AD : Fancy the Copt Possessing socks! Elastic topped, Perhaps, with clocks. What mar...
by Sue Green
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clear Fingerloop braiding instructions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

An invaluable publication which can be ordered direct from the website :

http://takvbowes.et-tu.com/

I bought it last year and instructions very easy to follow. Also a wide number of braids that can be made.
by Sue Green
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden Tabor Pipes at NLHF
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Hi Helen

I'm in Alfreton and am down in your neck of the woods frequently!

Very interested in the pipes when they come in - can you please PM me with the details when they arrive.

Thanks

Sue
by Sue Green
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden Tabor Pipes at NLHF
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Hi. I'm in the market for a replacement basic wooden tabor pipe for my old one and have been having trouble sourcing one. I don't usually go to the NLHF but if you could let me know when these are on your website I'd be very interested in having a look at them Will these be historically accurate? If...
by Sue Green
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 26
Views: 5350

A strap end for a belt perhaps?

Too flat to be one end of a key, I think, though hard to tell from the picture.
by Sue Green
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 15th century harp
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

Hi

I don't think I did chat to you at the markets. I spoke to a couple of retailers at the ORM who gave me two totally different versions and don't remember talking to anyone at NLHF.

I'm near Alfreton in Derbyshire.

I'll try and ring you for a chat when I have a minute!
by Sue Green
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 15th century harp
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

15th century harp

I've asked a few traders at the markets last week about what type of harp would be played in England in the mid to late 15th century and got a mixture of replies, so I now have no idea what I should be looking for. Can anyone advise me re. shape, materials, what strings would have been made of, sour...
by Sue Green
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: The Cutty Wren
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Personally I particularly like the Chumbawumba version.

If I remember right it is supposed to date back to the mid fourteenth century
by Sue Green
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wind Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 5648

Would that be "Summertime"? I think that was done on the harmonica

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