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by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Why don't you come round Sunday 2nd April in the evening. After our hard work in the workshop we will be only to happy to be entertained by your plans.


Edited by Kate - sent details in a PM to Kieran!
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Kate
Good luck with the mural by the way. I know you have put a lot into it. Don't forget to post pictures.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

OK Kate
|I would be very interested in looking at this Caxton kit of yours. Any chance of getting it over to Jack's before Swinderby?

Who made it?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Hi Kieran You've got us all excited now! I'm coming to stay with Jack for a few days leading up to the Swinderby Antiques Fair (4/5 April) I will be there on the Sun 2nd and Mon 3rd playing in his workshop and going to the fair on the 4th. Jack is going to the fair on the 5th. So if you want to meet...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Here is a picture from the Book of Trades - one of the few 16thC illustrations of a printing press.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

Kieran

Jack Green lives near Newark and I'm about 2 hours drive away. I'm sure we would be interested in helping out in some way before the Summer rush starts. Let us know your plans.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

It was Caxton (1422?-1491) who introduced moveable cast type into England and printed the first book in English in 1474. But you are old enough to remember him.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Mary Rose Project
Replies: 16
Views: 6458

Got it - Before the Mast £29 from Amazon lots of pages with loades of "anorak" details. Wow. I will be rebinding my copy and the one I plan to present to Barley Hall in York. That way there will be 2 books existing in 100 years time that have not fallen to pieces.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Printing Press
Replies: 28
Views: 5854

The working press that was made for the programme "What the Tudors did for us" is in strore at the St Bride's Printing Library http://www.stbride.org/ Nigel Roche the Librarian (nigel@stbrideinstitute.org) (and Tudor Baker at Kentwell Hall) has a plan to set up a bookmaking workshop in a few years w...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Mary Rose Project
Replies: 16
Views: 6458

I have just had a message from Amazon saying that it will be another 6-10 weeks. Do you think this is on? Is it a way of borrowing money? Must put that on my to do list :twisted: :)
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Mary Rose Project
Replies: 16
Views: 6458

God bless you Kate. I knew that one of my fellow bibliofiles would come through with the information.

But why don't they sell them on their own web site?

Cheery Christmas or Good Greetings or Splendid Saturnalia to you all.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Mary Rose Project
Replies: 16
Views: 6458

The Mary Rose Project

Does anyone know the titles of the books on the Mary Rose artefacts. I was talking to Chris the underwater archeologist on the Mary Rose programme and he said that they were in their show. But I can't find anything that looks suitable in their booklists. Up to three have been published in the last f...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 57419

Again, from the point of view of a non-participant, I think the commentary is an importatnt part of holding the interest of the public. EH have a good policy of encouraging the crowd to choose sides in the jousts (and it sells lots of flags in the appropriate colour :twisted: ). The jousts are said ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 57419

I can't say much from the battle point of view. But as a trader I am usually busy after 5 mins of a battle whilst during a joust I can go to the loo, brew a coffee and eat my lunch. Now whay should that be? This a serious question and not a pi@s take.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 6677

Yes tousand and tousands
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 6677

Guess who is bringing tousands of them to TORM and NLHF ?

At £6 each (half price Xmas offer)
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 6677

If you were distilling using a candle it might be useful to be able to keep it at the same distance from the objects.