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by Merlon.
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: In case you missed it, like I did...
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Re: In case you missed it, like I did...

News must be slow at the BBC, Ulinka Rublack first wrote about this in 2010!! The original book was uploaded on to the web in August 2011. You can download the entire of Matthaus Schwarz's book as high resolution scan from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trachtenbuch_des_Matthaus_Schwarz_aus_...
by Merlon.
Thu May 02, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 4103

Re: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

That debarking chisel looks more like a stail engine to me.
by Merlon.
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

Dathi wrote:There were Royalist regiments ..? ;-)

Lord Wentworths were raised in Bruges in 1655, probably a regiment in name only dressed in French cast offs, given how parlious Charles finances were.
by Merlon.
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

All very interesting stuff, but the OP was asking about a 1650s Royalist regiment, rather than a Commonwealth regiment. Post Restoration of course you get a mix of red and blue coats, but apart from the Coronation description which is sadly quite vague, nothing specific about Wentworth & Russell...
by Merlon.
Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

I think I can safely say that that description of NMA clothing dating from 1982 is driven more by reenactor clothing of the time rather than any hard facts.
As Steve said there is little hard evidence of was actually worn, especially by the lifeguard whilst Charles II was in exile.
by Merlon.
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: My left hand is not my right hand
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: My left hand is not my right hand

The Elementary Education Act 1880 provided for compulsory education for 5–10 year olds, the start of state education. Victorians thrived on conformity, pupils were "strongly discouraged" from using their left hand. As late as 1938 my mother had her left hand tied behind her back to prevent...
by Merlon.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: General Literary History: Anais Nin
Replies: 5
Views: 2280

Re: General Literary History: Anais Nin

With greatest of respect, I doubt your views are relevant to the users of this forum.
I did you the courtesy of looking at your website and frankly found it disturbing...
by Merlon.
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Recusant as a daily orator
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: Recusant as a daily orator

Orator and Oratrix can also be the male & female titles of the plaintiff or petitioner in a case in a Court of Chancery.
by Merlon.
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Research Help
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

Re: Research Help

As the charter was issued to John Filiol , then iit will be in his descendants papers rather than any municipal archives. Of course that assumes the decendants exist and they retained intact family and manoral papers
by Merlon.
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Research Help
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

Re: Research Help

The Calendar tells you the roll and membrane within that roll on which the charter is written. You should be able to view it at the PRO, its in the C53 series. Assuming you have a readers ticket, it should be relatively easy to arrange access. What difficulties were you experiencing in gaining acces...
by Merlon.
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Research Help
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

Re: Research Help

What are you trying to achive, the wording of the charter or the location of the original charter? The wording of the charters is fairly standard and the charter rolls will only contain the salient points of the charter. The location of the original charter, assuming it still exists, would be a much...
by Merlon.
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount
Replies: 9
Views: 4100

Re: WW1 SMLE Trench Mount

by Merlon.
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Research Help
Replies: 14
Views: 4280

Re: Research Help

The National Archive page on Markets and Fairs indicates the details will be found either in the Charter Rolls, Patent Rolls or Close Rolls. The Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516 referred to on the above web page gives the details KELVEDON 5856 2185. 1334 Subsidy £50.13. M...
by Merlon.
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng
Replies: 17
Views: 5105

Re: Late 14th early 15th c handwrititng

Options could be many, depending on the status of the clerk and the nature of his work. For example each part of Royal goverment had its own distinctive hand.
by Merlon.
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Cost of living
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Cost of living

You could try J E Thorold Rogers "A History of Agriculture and Prices in England from 1259 to 1793" (published 1866–1902)
by Merlon.
Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Accountancy
Replies: 39
Views: 7478

Re: Medieval Accountancy

According to the watermarks on the document, Google Digitized it from University of Michagan archives.
Thats why I said apparently, once Google realise it's there, notice will be served, etc, etc.
by Merlon.
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Accountancy
Replies: 39
Views: 7478

Re: Medieval Accountancy

Its not where you would expect to find it.
Casting Counter
by Merlon.
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Accountancy
Replies: 39
Views: 7478

Re: Medieval Accountancy

The 1916 edition of the book appears to be available to read online.
by Merlon.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Is there pruning going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 6670

Re: Is there pruning going on?

Thank you for the explanation
by Merlon.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Punch available?
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Punch available?

Both publications are available on Google as EBooks for relevant issues
by Merlon.
Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Is there pruning going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 6670

Re: Is there pruning going on?

at one time I had over 600 posts now down to less than 500. G23B originaally had over 6000 posts now less than 2800.
by Merlon.
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Is there pruning going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 6670

Is there pruning going on?

A large number of threads, posts and user accounts appear to have disappeared.
I know Tod said some threads had been locked down, but this seems to be a bit more drastic.
by Merlon.
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English Civil War Hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 6266

Re: English Civil War Hunting

Normally you would eat th rations you were issued with, or buy them from the vianders and sutlers buzzing around the main field forces. The English were incredibly sensitive to attacks on property. Wildfowl and game usually fall in that category, they would belong to somebody - especially duck decoy...
by Merlon.
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English Civil War Hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 6266

Re: English Civil War Hunting

Thanks for all the info, probably should have made myself clearer. The ideas I had was portraying something like a commoner hunter, with bow and arrow, nets and traps, that I am hoping to make as part of the display, it was also suggested that I could make a bit of a firing range for the demonstrat...

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