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by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Jack of plates questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

I made a jack of plates a few years ago. I don't have the notes on originals I took handy, but when I was doing research I remember being struck by how thin they were - there's minimal padding. Mine has a canvas outer layer stitched through the plates to a thick woollen layer of padding. It's then l...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Ah, well you asked for "King James' Family..." the Pretenders would probably have flown the Royal arms, despite not having proper entitlement to it which i Scotland would usually have been as I described, while in England it would have had the English and French arms quartered in the first and fourt...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Earrings
Replies: 43
Views: 8076

Isn't there some clause that basically makes it impossible to tar your hair? Something like, you can have short hair, or you can have a 6" tarred queue, but nothing in between. I guess you could join with a 6" tarred queue...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Technically the Stuarts were not entitled to fly the Royal flag in 1745, but that probably wouldn't have bothered those toerags. In Scotland they'd probably have flown a flag with the Scottish arms (yellow with a big red pussy cat) in the first and fourth quarters, the arms of England and France qua...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 10290

The trouble with paganism IMHO is that its adherents fall into two broad categories. The first category I happen to like; they are the sensible people who are interested and excited by a religious belief which brings them close to the natural world around us; they regularly practice and worship; the...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39883

Having done battles in a few periods (1066, WotR, ECW, 18thC, Napoleonic) one thing that has always struck me is the short attention span of the public. It's about 10 minutes. Whether it's two massed billblocks dinging off each other's armour or two sets of massed archers shooting flights of arrows ...
by Foxe
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Earrings
Replies: 43
Views: 8076

On earrings and sailors

That sailors have a tradition for wearing earrings is one of the most oft-repeated bits of nonsense there is. Modern sailors will tell you it's true, but I bet none of them can agree on the significance of the tradition, and none will have a clue how old it is. There are a few isolated examples of s...
by Foxe
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Colours and coats of arms
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

At the risk of sounding fascetious, which Stewarts are you looking for?

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