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by Fair Lady Aside
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is a "merry bone"?
Replies: 13
Views: 4205

Re: What is a "merry bone"?

Sorry, keeping it in context, it's "Mary bone". mea culpa. :$ I was thinking in a modern context it might mean "funny bone" which would be the elbow (olecranon).

Looking at various sources it's most likely Humerus
by Fair Lady Aside
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Candle making and soap making
Replies: 14
Views: 3563

Re: Candle making and soap making

It's later than you want, but you might find this interesting: Tractatus de magnete et operationibus eius (English 14th c) Original transcription by: C. Tidmarsh Major, follow-up by:Peter Murray Jones Recipe for white soap Tractatus Manuscript: Folio 22v //ffor to make whyt sope. //Tak .1. busschel ...
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is a "merry bone"?
Replies: 13
Views: 4205

Re: What is a "merry bone"?

hey Jorge,

It's in a veterinary context:

For a stonynge in the sholder .xxxv.

For a stonyeng take a laucet And prycke thruh the skynne before the sholder betwene the spawde and the mary boon the lengthe of a bene/
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is a "merry bone"?
Replies: 13
Views: 4205

What is a "merry bone"?

Does anyone know what the definition of a merry bone is? Is it the same as a funny bone or elbow?
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Blacke Sope
Replies: 0
Views: 1311

Blacke Sope

Hi All,

I'm looking for any information on recipes for blacke sope from the 15th century.

I've found some information from a 16th century site, but I need a recipe and documentation from about 1450 - 1490.

Thanks,

Jenn
by Fair Lady Aside
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit

@ Marcus, sorry for the long delay. Yes, it works pretty well. I need to complete the bridle to get the right look.
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Lion/leopard on silk
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

We loved the wolf with and the letter that came with it. :lol:
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Need Help: Tuning 5 Course Medieval lute
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Thank you very much!
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Need Help: Tuning 5 Course Medieval lute
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Need Help: Tuning 5 Course Medieval lute

Hi Everyone, is there a good source for tuning instructions on a 5 course medieval lute? I've found a lot of information about lutes and some tablature. Unfortunately most of it deals with "Renaissance" lutes and later. Any sites or book suggestions on proper tuning greatly appreciated. Jenn
by Fair Lady Aside
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: crossbow
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

There's a fellow in Germany I think that does some really nice ones. I don't have his name at hand.

We had ours custom made by New World Arbalest(US). It's a hunting weight with a really nice action, bone tables and embellishments.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed May 13, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Contemporary War artist
Replies: 3
Views: 2396

A very nice commentary. The artwork, has a nice impressionistic quality to it and conveys a lot of emotion. The two I like are: "Every Man's Soldier". It is reminds me of a work that was done of the Vietnam War Memorial in the States. "Looking Back" The soldier sitting by himself...
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri May 08, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bakers Ordinances
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Thanks Ghost that link looks interesting.

Colin, if you're bakers have any ideas, I'd be interested.

I'm interested in any mentions of horsebred as well.
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri May 08, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bakers Ordinances
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Bakers Ordinances

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know if there is any information out there on the size of bread loaves or Baker's regulations?

The time period is second half of the 15th century, England, France or the Netherlands.

Thanks,

Jenn
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed May 06, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

We just received it and plan on testing it this week.

The shanks move freely and it's light in the hands. I'll post pictures of our tests.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed May 06, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Repro 15th c. Pisanello bit

I didn't make this bit myself, however I tracked down the design elements. We've always wanted to have a medieval bit made for presentations and to further our understanding of the medieval riding experience, and to improve the overall impression in the field. After looking at several bits and some ...
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

I prefer to call him Charles the Industrious. ;) I don't think most courts at that time had the GNP of Burgundy. Though you should see the catalog for the Bohemian artifacts from the 14th century. Same :shock: factor as the Burgundian court; crystal decanters, sword scabbards covered in silk velvet ...
by Fair Lady Aside
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

The brigs in the link above were made by Craig Nadler and Bob Reed. The Green, Silk Velvet one my husbands, Bob Reed. http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/photos/brig_bob1_1.jpg http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/photos/brig_bob1_2.jpg http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/photos/brig_bob1_4.jpg Base: Hemp Canvas Cover: Antique...
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lots of free music! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3973

:shock: :oops: :lol:
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lots of free music! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 3973

Some very cool stuff here. Thanks. I've just ordered a medieval lute and some of this will come in handy.

The luthier is trying to figure out the case for it. :-) I'll post pictures when it's completed.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Very nice. Shows the lacing holes, structure, etc... I think this one and the one I showed with the bear are 1500s. Might be a tad late. However, I don't think you can get any simpler in design than this type other than the X__X type. I have one somewhere of Mary from 1426 that shows the forward edg...
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Pack Saddles:

Bear attacking pack horse, man putting bags on bear.

Italian Baggage Train: Pannier type (look at the mule rounding the bend and the ones on the top slope carrying chests).

Flemish art
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

I found a few pack saddles from paintings and manuscripts in my image collection. I'll have to post them when I have a chance. I even found the one with the bear. Also found one that shows the 'U'U's.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Memento Mori
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

That's a very nice memento for a beloved horse.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What kind of horse?
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Bayard = Bay

And the other is an alternate spelling for Courser. I'm sure you've noticed that no spelling is standardized.

I've gone through that entire document specifically for equestrian items.
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

There's a manuscript image of a pack horse being attacked by a bear. The tree is shown quite clearly. It's looks to be little more than a blanket over the horse's back with a series of staves attached to it. I don't recall what the activity in the scene was and am currently looking for it. If I find...
by Fair Lady Aside
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval magic
Replies: 12
Views: 2212

Re: Medieval magic

You might also want to see Historical Magic: A Primer and History and Magic in the Middle Ages by Richard Kieckhefer ( here's a book review ), but Samuel Rid is probably one of the best sources for a solid description of how things were actually done. Thing to remember about both of Richard Kieckhe...
by Fair Lady Aside
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Jousting helm.
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Don't know if you ever got an answer, but I believe these are the folks.

http://www.frojel.com/members/talerwin/index.htm
by Fair Lady Aside
Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

The buckle just arrived. Let me say that the photo does NOT do it justice.

It is :shock: Amazing! :D :D :D :D

I haven't attached it to the belt yet, but OMg, it's going to look AWESOME. I'll take a pic when I get my camera back from a friend.

(Jenn does Happy Dance!!!)
by Fair Lady Aside
Fri May 30, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 5643

Diapered Linen Historic Enterprises Most cost effective option. Small diamonds cotton/linen weave; broad and narrow indigo decorations. Medieval Design Scroll down toward the bottom of the page. You see table cloth and towel/napkin; cotton, linen, custom sizes available upon request. Large diamond w...
by Fair Lady Aside
Sun May 25, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Thanks everyone. The buckle should be on its way to the States this upcoming week. Once everything is assembled, I will definitely post a picture. I can't wait to finally have the whole thing together. I can see why these things could be used as a means to ransom people. I have my husband looking fo...

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