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by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu May 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Spice Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: 13th Century Spice Trade

yes England exports in the 13thC were mainly wool but with a growing trade in cloth. later (3 centurys?) we sent salted fish to the med. and of course there would be tin from cornwall. and possibly some leather from all the sheep and cattle!! I'm not sure when Saffron was produced in England in comm...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun May 08, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Book
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: New Book

Your posting in this forum is likely to only be seen by traders.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat May 07, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Book
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: New Book

Hi Paul that sounds a brilliant idea. I might even buy a copy.

The forum is for traders to discuss trading issues.

Maybe you are thinking of selling your book at events?

It might be better to talk to one of the booksellers and arrange to do a "signing" session on their stall.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu May 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher
Replies: 10
Views: 12961

Re: Ideas for Tudor rat catcher

Isnt there a famous picture some where of a ratcatcher with a long pole and a circular cage on the top end?

Gos knows what its for though.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu May 05, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Butchers- can you recommend any books?
Replies: 8
Views: 11138

Re: Butchers- can you recommend any books?

Butchers wives were recognised by the chandlers guilds as having the right to sell rush lights made from the tallow.

Theie gilds performed the Cruxifiction in Mystery plays persumable because they had a ready supply of blood....
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 19351

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

According to the Tudor Tailor this suit was in use from the 1560s-1620s. Is this correct, and if so what classes would have worn it? http://www.tudortailor.com/tdjvh.htm As a rule of thumb you might be able to get away with one set of clothes!! Be posh in the early 16thC, in the middle, what was po...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 19351

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Dave, those religious texts sound interesting. Are they copies of originals? Costume-wise, what types of doublet and breeches were worn by the middling-sort and gentry from the 1550s-1640s? Would i have to buy several costumes or were there certain styles that remained in use throughout the period ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 19351

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

You have several choices for Tudors Come to Kentwell as a participant, sadly you have missed the application system for this year. Or google these groups Melford hys Players Hungerford Household Tudor Group However if you are interested in religion I have several Tudor and Jacobean facsimile texts f...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Burghal Hidage map
Replies: 3
Views: 2933

Re: Burghal Hidage map

Hi Maps are made for several reasons: 1). They are pretty and I can hang them on my wall 2). They justify the religious agenda, e.g. God made Man and placed him at the Centre of the world, in Jerusalem, in the centre of the Universe. 3). This is my land and I want to look upon it with the eye of God...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Staff of the Serpent - History of Medicine Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Re: The Staff of the Serpent - History of Medicine Group

You are signed on. Ask a question in the forum to introduce yourself
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 1600's Portable Forge
Replies: 15
Views: 8391

Re: Late 1600's Portable Forge

you just need a small steel box and bellows and some form of anvil. if needed you can disguise the box with a outer wooden box. i just use a steel box with short legs ( about 6") and bag bellows. As to portability, presumably there were tinkers travelling round the country repairing pots and pans e...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Staff of the Serpent - History of Medicine Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Re: The Staff of the Serpent - History of Medicine Group

We have just passed our 10th annversary. 350 members or so worldwide. All periods and all medical "professions". lots of links and files so you research is half done for you. every group should have some form of medical knowledge even if its only a few herbs for the "Cunning man"/"Wise Woman". http:...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Bone Spears
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Re: Bone Spears

Possibly, but it was a purely military expedition so if they are harpoons then they're not for whales - if you see what I mean. I suspect that Phil is probably right, but I'm working from a transcript so can't check the original text. "Bore spear" would look a lot like "Bone spear", especially if t...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?
Replies: 25
Views: 8427

Re: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?

Not that I've seen so far, although I've only flicked through the Cookson's catalogue. Gold is expensive, I'd need to get a grant to start doing stuff with it. Perhaps I should petition the Queen? Yes I flicked through it a few years ago and found nothing. How about making our own? :angel: :thumbup...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?
Replies: 25
Views: 8427

Re: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?

guthrie wrote: Did he prove it using a touchstone? Proving to people that you really have silver seems to impress them.
Does anyone produce the tester set of gold alloys for comparing on touchstones?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Bone Spears
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Re: Bone Spears

Anybody like to hazard a guess (or just say if you know) what 'bone spears' means in 1595. They're placed in an inventory of ship's stores between rapiers, shirts of mail, black bills, and pikes, so I suspect them to be a weapon. They are about one third the value of 'halberds and partizans', but t...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?
Replies: 25
Views: 8427

Re: What does the word "Alchemist" suggest to you?

guthrie wrote:
lucy the tudor wrote:Base metal into gold, old fellow, every time- if you can't do it yet, you should be trying... :thumbup:
You've not seen my white work, copper into silver, have you?
Gold is a bit trickier.
Ah but you should see Jack Greene turn copper into gold (brass)
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Everie Huswifes Goode Sister
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: Everie Huswifes Goode Sister

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDet ... nt&cm_ite=

A Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchi,
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Everie Huswifes Goode Sister
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: Everie Huswifes Goode Sister

http://catalogue.bl.uk/F/I8T2BUR2NTD2Y35IPG73T57IXCM7EBDU93SEB4GX3AGXEHGDB4-02878?func=find-b&request=huswife&find_code=WRD&adjacent=N&image.x=51&image.y=9 http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?bt.x=0&bt.y=0&sts=t&tn=Huswife http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=huswife&S...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Faking medieval food for permanent display!
Replies: 9
Views: 5102

Re: WANTED: Fake medieval food!

I have some ships biscuit that was twice baked over three years ago and it has not had the decency to develop weevils yet.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 6918

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

Hello again,About time we fished or cut bait here,soooo Just to say this idea has been mumbling away quietly, and a few of us will be having a chat and some lunch on Saturday the 15th of January, at our house, with a view to either starting a group, joining another one, which has been started quite...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: problems with Ireland?
Replies: 8
Views: 3944

Re: problems with Ireland?

Presumably these are proforma invoices?

Hopefully you wait to be paid before you send the goods.

Have you actually made any of the orders?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 6141

Re: Advice for a new trader

Another question - they just keep coming... I'm currently using an estate car to move my gear but it is getting harder to squeeze everything inside (especially tent poles). I don't have storage space for a trailer so feel a high top Renault Master type van is going to be the next move. Would anyone...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 6141

Re: Advice for a new trader

Anyone got any suggestions for security at shows? I've seen all kinds of arrangements including tin boxes, wooden tills and aprons worn by the stall holder. They all seem a little bit insecure to me. Having heard some horror stories of pick-pockets and midnight callers I'm starting to think a huge ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 6141

Re: Advice for a new trader

Stock Make sure you have a good variety to choose from. You will eventually know what sells at particular events after a while but even afterwards you will still be furious that you did not carry enough of product "A" while you sold nothing of once popular product "B". Tell me about it! First time ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 6141

Re: Advice for a new trader

Time will only tell whether you are doing it right. Costume: You have seen the traders at TORM and IHLF so that sets a standard for costume. I would agree that inexpensive costume can be obtained from Sally Green. Some traders at indoor events find costume impractical to wear. Events: Each event is ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 6918

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

timbobarnacle wrote:All Wabbits very acceptable 8-)
Ah but do you let Yorkshire folk in?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Piercings throughout history.
Replies: 11
Views: 4713

Re: Piercings throughout history.

Well you could always cover them in bloody bandages, much more authentic!!
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 7259

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

So is off the top of my head “commoner support” I have to ask is this some attempt to rewrite our Civil wars ? Ah, I missed this post first time round. What's wrong with trying to rewrite history? It's not immutable. If people didn't occasionally try to rewrite things then we'd still be stuck with ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 7259

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

So is off the top of my head “commoner support” I have to ask is this some attempt to rewrite our Civil wars ? To be absolutely clear it didn’t matter what the commoners thought they did as they were told? To start look at the signatories on the warrant there were some new men on it BUT the majorit...