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by Dathi
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: book for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Querry

At the risk of being a Thread hijacker.... is there any more news on the unfinished Arnold book on linens that was being finished for publication?
by Dathi
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oliver Cromwell's Lobstertail - Photos ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6090

17th Century Helmet

Do you mean like this one?

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic ... highlight=



Which is also in the David Blackmore book
by Dathi
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52860

Buff coat or not

I must admit I'm a bit puzzled by what is being shown. I didn't fully see the lack of sleeves until I started looking at the officer. I'm not 100% convinced it is a buf coat under armour, but I'm also not convinced it's a coat with the sleeves missing. For 1630-ish that is a long coat, more 1690 tha...
by Dathi
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52860

Interesting picture

Just found this interesting picture by Vranex.... Look at the figure drawing a sword, what do you think he's wearing?

orginal here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roelipilam ... 325963415/
by Dathi
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Neck ruffs
Replies: 27
Views: 2888

Ruffs

just out of devilment, wasn't it QEI who banned ruffs over a "nayle" in length/depth with grave worthy gentleman posted at the gates of towns and cities to measure both rapiers and ruffs and cut/break those deemed too long :lol:
by Dathi
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52860

Leather Doublets

it's very boring at work this afternoon so

From CHRONICLES OF THE FIRST PLANTERS OF THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY, FROM 16-23 TO 1636.
Dated 1846. Boston

Page 41

200 suits doublet and hose, of leather, lined with oiled-skin leather, the hose and doublet with hooks and eyes
by Dathi
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52860

The Infantry Buff Coats

Hate to say it but at no point were any of the Earl of Essex's infantry issued buffcoats of any kind. Stuart Peachy & Alan Turton's books on Essex's army does mention buff coats but only for the Horse. London Trained Bands have been claimed to be wearing their own buffcoats but these are suppose...
by Dathi
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18036

Pike drill

Two words Stuart Tactical Mobility. The Spanish Terico of some 3,000 men at full strength was one massive block of 1,000 pike, winged by smaller bodies of shot. The Terico just simply couldn't turn on the battlefield. The smaller Ducth armies used smaller shallower blocks that could run rings around...
by Dathi
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18036

Pike drill

Stuart To be honest I don't think there's going to be that much difference in drill across most of Europe in the late 16th/early 17th Century. I suspect that all De Gheyn was doing was finally drawing and printing what had been going on for at least 20-30 years by 1608. I suspect strongly that the D...
by Dathi
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3608

Pike

Stuart It's very possible that pine was being used to make pike shafts. The Baltic was a primary source of a heck of a lot of wood from Northern Europe, the Baltic States, Sweden and Norway, which would include a mass of pine and ash. Nigel, Lastminute.com. They've shagged things up good and proper ...
by Dathi
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3608

Pikes

Stuart As Nigel points out the pikes were imported in one piece from Germany, so I'd suggest at having a look at what the Germans were using. Thro a very old and possibly dodgy source from 1806 suggests that the Scots were using pikes that were 18' 6" long. Having read every decent book I can f...
by Dathi
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Frieze
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Frieze

Just cos I'm bored...Everything you wanted to know about frieze but was afraid to ask

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report ... =Frize#s14
by Dathi
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cuff buttons on 17th century shirts?
Replies: 21
Views: 2116

Soldiers' clothes were often produced to contract. en masse by this period, which also strongly suggests buttons were not likely to be standard. If I remember rightly the process was a small group of merchants contracted to provide the complete suits, or what ever was ordered. From that group parts...
by Dathi
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Coats in London Chamberlain accounts
Replies: 0
Views: 1164

Coats in London Chamberlain accounts

Just found these quotes on the British History website. 102. [f.69] 14 Aug. Paid by my lord mayor wherewith this accountant is charged to Edwin Babington draper for 56 pieces of Bridgewater reds containing 1,350 yards at 43s. the piece for the coats of 450 soldiers, parcel of 500 soldiers pressed in...
by Dathi
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6425

Inventories

The York inventories do not just cover York but surrounding villages and towns, they are not a true statistical cross section, but then some details are missing, such as spoons even in the great and good, I can't imagine there not being spoons in such places, silver is mentioned of course. The inve...
by Dathi
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6425

I also wonder if furniture or lack of it played a role, plates make sense if you are eating from a table but if you are standing, squating of sitting on a stool and holding your vessel in your hand a wooden bowl makes much more sense. In most early illustrations of ordinary people eg breugal weddin...
by Dathi
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3682

Very NIce

That is damm good... makes me chuffed I asked Tuppence to make me stuff!
by Dathi
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Janet Arnold's unfinished works
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Janet Arnold's unfinished works

I understand that Jenny Tiramani is finishing off Janet Arnold's unfinished work on Linens. Has anyone heard anymore about this?
by Dathi
Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: eating knives
Replies: 15
Views: 2890

Eating knives

Lucy the tudor, thanks for that, it's nice to know that they did wear them on their belts.
by Dathi
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 16th Century Drapers Inventories
Replies: 3
Views: 466

To elucidate and I am afraid disappoint: "Canvas and sackcloth seem to be used for similar garments and the sackcloth is unlikely to be like modern hessian sacking but more like canvas. A surviving sailor's outer smock in the London Museum has arms made of a simple canvas like material which m...
by Dathi
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 16th Century Drapers Inventories
Replies: 3
Views: 466

16th Century Drapers Inventories

I'm just having a look at some Drapers inventories from oop north and discovered an interesting fabric that could prove amusing. Based on Clothes of the Common man 1480-1580 and 1580 -1660, it does seem that sackcloth was used to make doublets. Well, I found this IX yeards of stryped sack- clothe, I...
by Dathi
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 5293

cloth description

Lord High Everything Esle This is only based on a relativly small number of wills and inventories, more normally inventories will contain a throw away line "His apparel" or "Her apparel" sometimes including "and money in hsi/her purse" and then a figure. This figure can...
by Dathi
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Basic knowledge
Replies: 30
Views: 5293

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! Having spent some time hacking thro probate inventories it's scary how sod...
by Dathi
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion Silk
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

If you can afford to live like a duke, you're not really middle class, even if you are just a merchant. Middle class is such a wrong term to use I can't help but cringe, If academic Historians can't define the Middle Class without including or excluding everybody we're not going to do much better. ...
by Dathi
Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dupion Silk
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Now that's the point here. The stuff i'm looking at is from Dunelm, & has hardly any slubbs in it & is reasonably finely woven. The kit level would be middle-class, not Nobility... ? Silk on the middle class? I'd be wary. Two words. Sumptuary laws. You don't start passing Sumptuary laws in ...
by Dathi
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6425

Things in probate inventories

Silver spoons. Having trawled thro a few probate inventories from the 1540's onwards it seems that silver spoons were an important sign of wealth. Every inventory with more that livestock and arable crop stuff seems to have at least one silver spoon mentioned.
by Dathi
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Just in case you've got a few spare quid
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Just in case you've got a few spare quid

http://www.antiqueweaponstore.com/POLEARMS.htm

first item on the list.

Swiss Pikes, 15th/16th Century
by Dathi
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool Felt hats
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Hats and things

Sally., No. I'm trying to stick purely to hats made by felted wool, not hats/caps made by knitted fabric with a felted finish or fullered in some way. It's nice to drag out more details from periods I don't reenact. I should have narrowed down my querry a little at an earlier stage! Comes of trying ...
by Dathi
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool Felt hats
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Yep, seams about right for a beaver fur hood. I think Judith M and Leko start from about $50 for beaver, but I'm not sure what their exact hair proportions are. Probably 50/50 Contact details...??? Pretty please. I'd like to find out, cos trying to find beaver felt fur hats has been a joy, with the...
by Dathi
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool Felt hats
Replies: 21
Views: 2355

Mixed fur

A fur felt hat blank, 50% beaver 50% rabbit, it's from the States.