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by His Grace, Duke Henry
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Historic Traders Branch AGM 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Historic Traders Branch AGM 2010

Historic Traders Branch AGM is to be held on the Saturday 10th of July at Tewkesbury, on the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury event, as usual, 6.30pm. No matters arising have been lodged with the Secretary. Apologies for absence may be submitted in this thread. To the best of my knowledge all commit...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tar - Use in Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Tar - Use in Surgery

The references I have (from 'O' Level history!) mention William de Saliceto, who was among the first to openly dispute Galen's widely held theories about wound infection and its treatment. His works "Chirurgia" from about 1270 call for the use of wine as a treatment. This practise continue...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Tar - Use in Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Tar - Use in Surgery

Leafing through miscellaneous trivia as One does, this piece suddenly tweaked a connection. Like the mentioned Mr.Davenport, I have always wondered about the "given" statement regarding the use of Tar to seal open wounds - only to have this explain how it is even possible. The historical u...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Credit Crunch Fox?
Replies: 3
Views: 1730

Credit Crunch Fox?

TORM '09 and One was horrified to observe the normally dapper and elegant Master Fox in bedraggled Dickensian outwear. A sign of the times, mayhap, this is Credit Crunch Fox. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30772623&l=9541c828d1&id=1064956929 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30772...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 8249

Lord High Everything Esle wrote:And I do not want to be elected Chairman in my absence.


Curses.

[Tears up carefully faked "Acceptance in Absentia Letter"]

Foiled. Blast.
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 8249

REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

[TOP EDIT] Meeting to be held Sat 11th at 6:30 ish This is a gentle reminder that the Historic Traders Branch AGM is to be held on the Saturday 11th of July at Tewkesbury, on the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury event. It will be held after trading stops about 6.30ish or so, precisely. The exact loc...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Historic Traders AGM
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Which raffle tickets? You SHOULD have received a letter dated 22nd March 2007 from Federation HQ It would have read: "I am writing to you on behalf of your branch secretary Mr D Plantagenet to notify you of a new initiative that the Federation is embarking on which is a “Society Draw”. The dra...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Organising markets
Replies: 24
Views: 2681

Straight dope from the Hot Seat. MOP attendance is rather more basic. Centre the site on a map. Draw rings round it at Two mile intervals. As the line of the circle goes over a major A road put a wonk in the circle outwards and a bigger wonk over centres of population, keep copying the shape outward...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Historic Traders AGM
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

ANNOUNCEMENT: Historic Traders AGM

Historic Traders AGM 2007 PROVISIONALLY 7 July after trading ends, late afternoon ish. Usual place, usual suspects. Tent booked. Tewkesbury Medieval Fair, Gloucestershire http://www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org Provisional pending formal confirmation by Black Bear Issued by yer long suffering Bran...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ROCKINGHAM CASTLE 2007: May 4th-7th: TRADERS: booking forms
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

REDD MYST wrote:btw Henry took me some time to stop pondering what the devil is a Cow Orker?

Cow Orker is an old, OLD term :D
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes, she really did say that
Replies: 74
Views: 9508

Apply my style. "Can I have a discount?" "No." The trick is to say it with a wide beaming smile, stretching the mouth into a "Y" sound shape, then bring the lips in and out for the "No" then back into the smile shape at the end of the "sss" sound (pr...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Attending first fare and wanting advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1999

I remember when I were a lad, 20 years ago odd, I was where you is. Aye, lad, nought that there were any one else trader'ing in them days. Part from the likes of Roy King, Druid, Saemarr, and Don (rest him be). Course, all this was trees back then... ⋅ Awning - piece of canvas, poles, and ...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ROCKINGHAM CASTLE 2007: May 4th-7th: TRADERS: booking forms
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

(Guest = Frances, hidden identity cracked and 0wned) 1. Will there be any marquees, large tents, buildings to trade from Provisionally - No. At the moment we don't have the demand to rent in a Trader's marquee, we would have to charge stupid large rents and get pissy about how many inches your stall...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: ROCKINGHAM CASTLE 2007: May 4th-7th: TRADERS: booking forms
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

ROCKINGHAM CASTLE 2007: May 4th-7th: TRADERS: booking forms

Still work in progress but the Trader's Booking Forms have just gone live for Call to Arms at Rockingham Castle 2007! Direct link for Traders (NO! Nobody else to look, just traders!) http://www.calltoarms.com/rockingham/wanttotrade.html PDF forms or M$Word doc's to print out and send back at the end...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Heads up: Trader's van for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Heads up: Trader's van for sale

Just stuck our old red Transit up for sale in the Buy and Sell. Sad really, like selling an old horse on :( . Want it to go to a good home, odd twinges of old memories coming back, events and musters, good and bad, events where I got stuck in the mud, events where everyone else got stuck but I didn'...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: SK Inspector of Markets
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

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by His Grace, Duke Henry
Sun May 14, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval body / face / ear piercings
Replies: 16
Views: 5092

Medieval body / face / ear piercings

Dropped in here too, just to insert the feline presence into the assorted conference columbinae. Reference: Christ Carrying the Cross 1515-16 Oil on panel, 74 x 81 cm Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent Direct link http://www.wga.hu/art/b/bosch/5panels/13carryi.jpg Notice several different piercings i...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cosmeston on Google earth
Replies: 8
Views: 3381

The lettering is all done with huge invisible lasers, why do you think they have those satallites up there anyway? Thank your Gods/Goddesses that it does not zoom in over close. There are things there that humanity was never meant to see. ObIWasThere: Did I ever tell you about the time a whirlwind h...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie question - Medieval clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6208

Start off with a troff through Sally Green Costumes . I am making the wild guess that you are kitting out for later 15th century re-enactment. Commentary is added for the possiblity you are going C14th or early 15th (eg. the Agincourt campaign): Gentlemen of honest yeomen stock need: ⋅  Sh...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: calling professional seamstresses
Replies: 9
Views: 3692

I would be interested to know why you think we would need to form a Guild. Little do they know that they get discussed behind their backs plenty already. The re-enactment costume industry is a very cosy one, with most of the suppliers in a very friendly and pretty much uncompetative market. There i...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use Our Internet Relay Chat Channel (IRC) for faster answers
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

Use Our Internet Relay Chat Channel (IRC) for faster answers

Get your answers faster in Real Time... * ANNOUNCEMENT: Internet Relay Chat Channel (IRC) Open Now We now have a temporary Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Channel on Undernet. ⋅  Use IRC already? Hit irc.undernet.org, and /join #livinghistory ⋅  Chat? What is that? If you have never us...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

doesn't matter if there are 200 of each or 2000 of each you will still only need to pull out three socks to get a pair. Wrong twice on the same count. If the socks are to be of a matching colour, to be absolutely sure that at least two socks of your 200 pairs are the same colour, you will have to r...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: K so i`m a vain b**ger too, but i look dayam good :)
Replies: 21
Views: 6300

Black is not authentic for Neolithic era garments, the buttons are OOP, and you need a better beard, the rest of it is ok.

:wink:
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

Prof. J Brzincki of Ohio State University (one of the worlds leading researchers) is quoted as saying Either the man is an utter fraud, and you were postulating based on some dubious pseudo-science, or you are confusing Star Trek with real life( 1 ) (1) Don't be ashamed of this, it happens to a lot...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

The really worrying element to the above mega-post is that only one of the points made was complete and utter bullsh1t. According to current theory, it would be theoritically possible, in quantum terms to fold the space time fabric to achieve an association of two remote quantum particles, to sugges...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hats again :)
Replies: 39
Views: 8207

coifs are mainly 14th century and 16th century, for some reason they go right out of fashion in the 15th Line call. This is a dangerously sweeping statement <Hands gregory23b a large metal spiked broom>. The lack of depiction in artwork sources and references is not an indication that they were not...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

Cal, Cat, gregory(hex(571)) What you are discussing is a common misunderstanding between theoretical and applied physics. How can we create a flat sock in a real universe, when in fact we have to have a third dimension (height or thickness) to describe the molecular structure of the wool, cotton or ...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13738

Thesis: Dimensional Sock Instability

The thread concerning socks is currently assuming a 3 dimensional sock. This is sadly erroneous. No, what you are down to, is in fact a 2 dimensional sock with a hole in it, thus you put your foot through it rather than into it. This is an uncommon state of a sock. The Singularity Sock - a one dimen...
by His Grace, Duke Henry
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hats again :)
Replies: 39
Views: 8207

Sorry this is a low res image. This is a detail from Pieter Bruegel's "Harvesters". It shows 2 styles in use. Hope this helps. ObMileageVarience Always refer to original sources and context where possible. This detail depicts Netherlands C16th. Not England C15th. Eliminate all detected Authienticity...

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