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by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 11447

It must have been made in Yorkshire - it's got such deep pockets.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval postal system?
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Hi

I've been doing a little reading about the Tudor Postal system would that be of any use?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Paston Letters Vols I and II
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Look on Lord High, I believe there may be some books I have reviewed that might even be of interest to one of such esteem as yourself. Oh and a lot of B***cks ones too.
Hi Marcus
I notice that you have made yourself at home here. 8)
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Paston Letters Vols I and II
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Hi Jorge Thanks for the comments on that. Last time I looked here it was just comments on poorly researched films and TV series. Nice that we have comments on real history. However, one of the Problems with "Annal" (not misspelled :roll: ) type publications is that they are just a string of events w...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quern stones
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: jolly box and quern stone man

lucy the tudor wrote:Dear sir, thank you for your fast reply to this thread, I have pm'ed you
Lucy
She called me sir, shurly shome mishtake?
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quern stones
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Ta da

Here I am.

The Lovely, Jolly Box and Quern Stone Man.

Where in Lancashire are you? We will be passing up the M6 as far as Preston and along the M65 through East Lancashire on Monday evening.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Textile conservation crisis
Replies: 27
Views: 6458

Done.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rocks of Ages
Replies: 32
Views: 6139

There are lists of gems and their properties/virtues in: A Greene Forest 1567 The Boke of Secretes, Albertus Magnus, english edition 1560 Probably the content of these have been nicked from Greek and Latin authors so no guarentee that the gems were in England at the appropriate time. If I remember I...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: So if I... who would...?
Replies: 32
Views: 8224

Buy your bears wholesale. Get a copy of the "Trader" magazine or search for cash and carry suppliers on the internet (you will have to spend at least £100 or more in cash) and ring up anyone that seems suitable. Thats where the Fair people get their stuff from. Make some fully equpped small bears fr...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 9265

Re: Age

Who's the longest living medieval person you know of? It's a question I often answer with "average age 25, due to infant mortality, but of course some people lived to grand old ages... Any ideas? Here's a start- Antoine, Grand Bastard of Burgundy lived to be 83. 8) 1421-1504 Jelayemp Given that mos...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The Second Life History Fayre
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Hi Pete
I've been in and had a look and I'm not sure I'm interested in paying a monthly fee. To send my boxes outside the UK nearly doubles the price!! :shock:

Thanks very much for the offer though. I think your heart was in the right place. :roll:

Now where did I put that head?? :twisted: :lol:
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The Second Life History Fayre
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

I think the clue is in Scent-aur. :roll:

I think this come from the Palace of Pong!! :lol:

Come on, Pete, reveal your secret identity before we have any more fits!!
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval abrasives
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

Well I like to think of the surfaces as a different sort of smooth. A skillfuly hewn beam for instance can be as cleanly cut as a planed one, just when you look at it with the light coming from the side you can see the facets. The barber surgeons canisters from the Mary Rose are very cleanly cut bu...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval abrasives
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

"I can't see why they would not use a cabinet makers scraper. After all it is only the burred edge on a piece of metal. A curved one is very useful for taking scratches out of boxes!! " Nor can I, its certainly technology that was available and it works well however I could show you many hundreds o...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval abrasives
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

Thanks for that Robin, I had wondered if it was a hard kind of sharp grass, akin to some pampas (but European in origin), other sources seem to concur with the horsetail, somethign that grows in abundance here in Suffolk. On emore item that is easier to acquire than it first appeared. And it works ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Need trading opportunities
Replies: 8
Views: 2194

JOhn
Lincoln Bishops Palace are doing something during the Lincoln Christmas Fair as long as you dont mind the steps.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Online dictionary of traded wares & commodities- 1550 -
Replies: 2
Views: 1384

Wow.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 9713

maybe that should be a class at David's boot camp!!
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 9713

Along with Mike from the Black Maunch I have been experimenting with some acted out scenerios where we just talk to each other about matters of the "day" ignoring the MOPs who are listening in on us. We then drop out of character to answer questions or even better just wander off blind to all in ou...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 9713

I've often heard people repeating duff info or wittering dreadfully rather than saying they don't know or are not an expert on that particular bit. As a terminal witterer I have to make myself say I don't know if I don't - or if what I am saying is an educated guess - but the range of questions you...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6858

Hi Bess
Thanks for those points. I will make the appropriate alterations.
by Lord High Everything Esle
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 9713

First person is quite hard to adapt to if you are not a practised actor. I suppose those of us who use it eventually pick up the acting bits but it can take quite a long time depending on your inhibitions. I only use first person exclusively at Kentwell where it is mandatory for all participants. At...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Artists and VAT
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

Yes VAT is very interesting. There are lots of differing rules for differing circumstances. I used to post out mailings for clients who were not VAT registered. If I bought the stamps and recharged them to the client I had to add VAT to the cost of the stamps - I was adding value by licking them, no...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes, she really did say that
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

Recommendation and word of mouth is the best publicity you can have. Everyone knows the value of your work. Not only are they works of art but museum quality. Maybe they can't afford it just now but they are drooling and planning to buy something in ther future. There is a pecking order in Living Hi...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes, she really did say that
Replies: 74
Views: 13774

I would like to record what an inspiration the people here (or mentioned here) have been to me: Kate has given me lots of advice. Jorge has helped out with artwork ideas. Debs has inspired me to wear linen nether hose although I have not got a pair yet. Jack Greene is a great source of inspiration. ...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Smokefree law and trading tents
Replies: 16
Views: 4370

Re: Smoking in tents

One simple question. What about insence? We burn it all the time, and it gives off more smoke than the odd ciggy. We are fast becoming a great granny state not just a nanny one. One simple answer. It' perfectly legal. See http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldhansrd/vo060420/text/6042...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6858

If I did a) late Two Door b) Kentwell then I would have no hesitation, you would basically have a fatter Preserved Killick. More manservants!!!!! Maybe this will assist you in your new profession. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=835902843&searchurl=tn%3Dthe%2Bgentlemanly%2Bserving%...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6858

Hi Dathi Thanks for your suggestions Lord High Everything Esle, I liked your profile and the amount of thought that went into it. I'd advise that, given certain dates, mentioning time spent in Antwerp would be unwise, seeing how Antwerp is in the catholic south! Yes it did end up there by force of a...
by Lord High Everything Esle
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 6858

"Ah but now I'm a widower and an old man and and no daughters to look after me. How else do I explain the smell of living a week at Kentwell!!" You need a servant, that is what they are for, an old retainer type chap, great job that miust be, washing your skivvies ;-) Admit it, you just want to sme...