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by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 9887

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

I've emailed a friend about this and she suggested 'Jenny Pluck Pears' from Playford as being the only 3/4 tune (and it's only the second part) she knew. It's a nice dance and might be worth a look. http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/cdb2/jpp That looks perfect, thank you very much indeed 1jREuWG...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 9887

Re: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

You may be out of luck. The first three-time dances I can find instantly are minuets and they're a little late. What's the tune? It might be possible to use it as a 6/8 jig. Unfortunately our historical dance music expert isn't going to be at practice tonight (it's not a historical dance group, he ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing
Replies: 10
Views: 9887

This may be a little off topic as it deals with dancing

But I am looking for a dance, from 1600 - 1650 ideally (later if needed) that can be done to a 3/4 time signature and a tempo of around 144 or so.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 10
Views: 7288

Re: Viking outfit

Whatever you find though, remember this

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VIKINGS DID NOT HAVE HORNED HELMETS
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?
Replies: 2
Views: 3943

Was the Duke of Buckingham really that bad?

I've been asked a question about the Duke's assassination in 1628 by an American who wanted to know what role Milady de Winter had in it. I replied that if he was going by the 1974 film "The Four Musketeers" then sadly, he'd been very much misled. For starters, John Felton was not a jailer...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 5547

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

Dear All I looking for a 17th Century Alchemist for the above weekend for an inside event at an historic location. Jack Greene is busy, but I'm looking for a contact for Gutheri Steward or any other Alchemist who may be available? Nice event and payment made. Thank you Rob Butler Historical Promoti...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 4585

Time Commanders moves to BBC Four

Starting on December 12th, Time Commanders (which had a run on BBC Two) will come back on BBC Four with some major changes to the programme. First instead of there being one team, two teams will take part and there will be historical context throughout the programme. The first programme features the...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 6736

Re: What got you interested?

Evening all! So I've been talking with friends tonight about what we all got into reenactment for. History, combat, living history, crafting, everything. For myself it's the history, and in the interest of total disclosure it's also due to the aesthetic (just love the way it looks tbh)! What exactl...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Solid hat liner/ secrete
Replies: 4
Views: 4612

Re: Solid hat liner/ secrete

Hi all, I was recently reading an article on the use of secretes during the ECW, for those who don't know what they are, they are metal hat liners, often domes, sometimes like upside down crowns, sewn into the inside of felt hats to provide head protection to the fashion conscious. A few original e...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: My son wants to become a reenactor!
Replies: 5
Views: 9072

Re: My son wants to become a reenactor!

Hi there, I was hoping you could advise. (sorry if you have this email twice - I posted the last one and it disappeared!) My son and I came across a number of wonderful reenactment and living history societies at various events over the summer and now he is really keen to join one. I'm getting in t...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1620s women's clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 5779

Re: 1620s women's clothing

Mark Griffin wrote:whats holding you back in your desire Henri?


In a nutshell, Mark, money. It's not easy having an interest in history when you only get £62 a week Carer's Allowance, (of which a third goes on food, a sixth on council tax and the rest in the bank for bills)
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1620s women's clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 5779

Re: 1620s women's clothing

So I'm finding it very hard to find images or sewing patterns for the 1620-30s. Can anyone point me towards any good blogs or sites? Even if it just shows construction. I want to aim for something Constance Bonacieux from the three musketeers might have worn. Every time I search for Stuart era I ju...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Can we please clear this up once and for all
Replies: 3
Views: 4673

Re: Can we please clear this up once and for all

Thank you very much indeed, now should I point this out to the BBC and see if they print a correction?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Can we please clear this up once and for all
Replies: 3
Views: 4673

Can we please clear this up once and for all

BBC News Harold was killed by an arrow http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/C52A/production/_91747405_b10rjh.jpg-hastings.jpg King Harold (left) was killed by an arrow at Hastings, as shown in the Bayeux Tapestry. The English leaders then turned to the 14-year-old Edgar. CBBC Horrible Histor...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

Re: New member - medieval music

Hi Just wanted to say hello. I'm interested in getting into Medieval re-enactment as a musician. I'm a string and wind player (viol, cello, violin, double bass, flute, recorder) and I love medieval music. I've found loads of resources by scouring the internet and am now equipped with troubadour son...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Horrible Histories Sketch Competition (run by CBBC)
Replies: 0
Views: 3497

Horrible Histories Sketch Competition (run by CBBC)

(Source: CBBC) Calling all budding comedy writers! CBBC is running a writing competition for 6-14 year-olds across the UK to write a short sketch for Horrible Histories. The winning script will be turned into an actual sketch for the Horrible Histories TV show! Now clearly we all fall outside that c...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold 17th century style shoes size 6
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: For Sale 17th century style shoes size 6

Kitten wrote:For sale
17th Century Shoes
Green leather
Size 6 wide foot
They have been worn but are in good condition. The heels do require re-heeling.
£35 include postage by courier.


Could I ask, out of pure interest, how much they would cost in a size 12?
by Henri De Ceredigion
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A cautionary rale abiuyt swords
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

A cautionary rale abiuyt swords

(Source: HEMA Facebook Page) I thought you should know about the following as a matter of urgency given the potential ramifications for any one in HEMA, JSA or other sword Arts or sports. A couple of weeks ago I needed a replacement Japanese cutting blade from my regular Battodo practice so I ordere...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Archeology
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Archeology

Has anyone worked as a volunteer on a dig or studied archeology? THere are on line A level courses available, costing about £200. Does anyone know if they're worth it? I gather NT have some digs running and I have an overwhelming desire to get wet and muddy but would like some feedback from anyone ...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: White Rose of Stuart living History Society
Replies: 1
Views: 3711

Re: White Rose of Stuart living History Society

Henri de Ceredigion (the person I would like to play from that time) maybe a little early (born in 1595, becomes a MP in 1625 in the Useless Parliament, and then becomes a Musketeer by 1630) but if you would be willing to accept him then could I ask how much it costs to join and whether you have any...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: English Heritage want a new Olympic sport
Replies: 7
Views: 8222

English Heritage want a new Olympic sport

(Source: The Guardian, July 21st 2016) There is far more to it than two armoured horse riders hurtling towards each other with 12ft lances. Jousting demands levels of athleticism, agility and equestrianism that make it an ideal candidate for the Olympics, English Heritage argues.The organisation has...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FREE! Thistle and the Rose exhibition guidebook
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: FREE! Thistle and the Rose exhibition guidebook

Having a clear out and found a fair few copies of the 2002 program of the Stirling Castle Perpetual Treaty exhibition. Its got nice pics of all the documents that were displayed and a good basic primer of end of the century England/Scotland politics. A4 SAE with Large stamp gets you one. this offer...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646
Replies: 11
Views: 6897

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Mark Griffin wrote:You have the Osprey renee chartrand book yes?


Nope, but Les Invalides have replied to my direct message to them on Twitter and will forward my request to the correct department.
by Henri De Ceredigion
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646
Replies: 11
Views: 6897

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

the eternal problem with any group, locality. Wonder how the real musketeers coped, France is really big with poor public transport in the 1620's. That's a very good question indeed, Mark. No doubt there must be records somewhere of the Musketeer Corps and by association, details of where people ca...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646
Replies: 11
Views: 6897

Re: Proposed Group : Musketeers of France 1622 - 1646

Some friends and I have been talking about musketeers today and I thought it would be worth a look to see if any groups already exist. We are based in Birmingham so Wales would be a bit of a trip. Do you know if there are any groups closer? If not we would be interested. Well so far the response fr...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue May 10, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 3904

Re: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts

"a little old and dated " suits me fine thanks. I agree as well, after all this is a forum for people who take part in living history event and this forum is an art of living history itself. If you were going to change it, I would suggest make it like some of the websites featured in Horr...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: MAINTENANCE - SYSTEM WILL BE DOWN THURS-FRI
Replies: 3
Views: 5231

Re: MAINTENANCE - SYSTEM WILL BE DOWN THURS-FRI

System transfer now complete (though it may take a little while before everybody can pick it up) If you notice any problems or glitches please let me know Cheers, Cal I shall be honest and say that I had not noticed anything wrong with the site all day, but I am sure that everyone thanks you for yo...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1926 General Strike
Replies: 2
Views: 3838

Re: 1926 General Strike

Times Past is participating in the 90th anniversary of the 1926 General Strike but there is a dearth contemporary posters belonging to the Communist Party of Great Britain, The CPGB disbanded in 1991. So that we can create a handeling collection where can their posters be found and what was the par...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Need help tracing 70's Historical TV series
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Re: Need help tracing 70's Historical TV series

I am searching for a TV documentary series from the 70's about early Britain. I recall the title being 'The Dawn of Britain' but maybe mistaken. The host was a wild haired older gent, a professor type. The show commenced each episode with a pile of hay burning in a field. I particularily recall tha...
by Henri De Ceredigion
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Reenactor Fairs
Replies: 4
Views: 4810

Re: Reenactor Fairs

Does anyone know whether there are any markets/fairs that specialise, or at least have a reasonable selection of Edwardian/WW1 items, clothing in particular? This outfit (which I used for a Victorian monologue during a "Night of History" at our local theatre group) was picked up by visiti...

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