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by Foxe
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Down and dirty Anglo-Saxon kit guide
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: Down and dirty Anglo-Saxon kit guide

Great, thankyou!
by Foxe
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Down and dirty Anglo-Saxon kit guide
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Down and dirty Anglo-Saxon kit guide

What ho,

Can anyone point me to a simple but relatively accurate online guide to male and female Anglo-Saxon clothing? A decent group's kit guide or something similar.

The exact period isn't that important, but I guess 8-9th century for preference.
by Foxe
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The early medieval traveler
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: The early medieval traveler

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medieval-Traveller-Norbert-Ohler/dp/184383507X is a not bad book. A bit coffee table-ish in some places, but some good stuff too.
by Foxe
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Saxon Lyre
Replies: 0
Views: 2552

Saxon Lyre

I've recently finished building an Anglo-Saxon lyre, not based on any particular instrument, but 'inspired by' the Trossingen lyre with a little bit of Sutton Hoo thrown in. And just for fun, the only electricity that was used in the construction powered the lights and heater in the shed. http://sph...
by Foxe
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor surgeons' appearance
Replies: 1
Views: 3852

Tudor surgeons' appearance

Can anyone help with info or images of surgeons from the latter half of the 16th century, or very early 17th. I'm particularly looking for info on aprons, and any other visual signifiers of their trade that might set them apart from other folk of the period. To forestall the deluge of answers, I am ...
by Foxe
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 34979

Newbie's guide to kit buying

Five simple rules for buying kit as a newbie. These rules won't save your life, but they might just save you hundreds of pounds, tears, and years of ignomy. 1. Consult your group . Talk to other members of your group, especially the group leader or authenticity officer if you have one. Their advice ...
by Foxe
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 1549 and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 4994

Re: 1549 and all that

I've just moved into the middle of 'Prayer-Book Rebellion Country'...

Of course, I don't have the time or money to put yet another set of kit together right now, but that won't necessarily stop me.
by Foxe
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 1549 and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 4994

1549 and all that

Idle enquiry: are there any groups in the South (or better still, South-West) who do mid-Tudor? Authenticity minded and a mix of civilian and military for preference...
by Foxe
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 6161

Re: River fishing

I still haven't checked the paperwork, but I imagine that my fishing rights probably don't extend to fishing by grenade or building sluices.
by Foxe
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 6161

Re: River fishing

I suspect I may be able to talk Mrs F. into getting a spaniel...

It will also depend to some extent on exactly what fishing rights I have - I haven't looked at the paperwork yet.
by Foxe
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 6161

Re: River fishing

I must admit I was thinking wicker traps. I have a large bundle of willow sitting idle.

Now, when I'm summoning Griff do I have to dance round the fire clockwise or anti-clockwise, and is it essential that I'm nude or is that just what he prefers?
by Foxe
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 6161

River fishing

So, I'm about to move into a house with fishing rights in the adjacent river. I'm not particularly into river fishing and the river is probably too small to provide much sustenance for my family, but I rather like the idea of some experimental archaeology. Can anyone suggest any historical techinque...
by Foxe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early Tudor jack of plates?
Replies: 10
Views: 8371

Re: Early Tudor jack of plates?

LOL, 'like' etc.

It's not that I need the armour - I have a lovely 16thC cuirass, it's that I want to use the plates.

You have now got me thinking about a mail-lined privy coat though - is that how you reckon they were made, and are there any examples I might look at?
by Foxe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early Tudor jack of plates?
Replies: 10
Views: 8371

Re: Early Tudor jack of plates?

Thanks Griff, There are several privy coats in the 1522 Military Survey returns, but I've not come across references to them earlier (to be fair, I haven't been looking much earlier...) I will now expand my query: can anyone help with images and/or info about jacks of plates from the first half of t...
by Foxe
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my smalls.
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Re: Pictures of my smalls.

Looking back over some older photos I notice that the yellow kirtle type garment was floor length a year ago...
by Foxe
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my smalls.
Replies: 4
Views: 2824

Pictures of my smalls.

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by Foxe
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6852

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

Kajte wrote:The only problem is, it's hard to keep to having just one!


Um... I failed.
by Foxe
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6852

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

Good for you :thumbup: I think seeing a scabby little dog can put a lot of people off. I still don't quite understand why we brought this sorry looking creature into our home: http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/423448_10151394341525029_976287577_n.jpg But, all she asked was some love and...
by Foxe
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BSF Button
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Re: BSF Button

Thanks gents, I'll see if I can get some further information and a photo. Don't go away, I'll be right back...
by Foxe
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6852

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

I work full time and have a greyhound, she is happy sleeping all day. That's not quite true though is it... greyhounds and lurchers only sleep most of the day. They like to spend twenty minutes running like a loon and possibly as much as ten minutes eating. Chair ownership only takes up the other 2...
by Foxe
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BSF Button
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

BSF Button

A friend has recently found a military button which is proving hard to identify. I don't have a photo I'm afraid, but if features a crown over the word ROYAL with the letters BSF underneath. The context of the find makes it highly likely that it dates from the French Revolutionary war/Napoleonic per...
by Foxe
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6852

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

There are plenty of lurchers in need of a home, hundreds of them... :(

Mine both came from Ireland, via Dorset Dog Rescue: http://www.dorsetdogrescue.com/dogsneedinghomes.htm
by Foxe
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 6852

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

Just because I like 'em, my 'Tudor' dogs: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417034_10151374068635029_178100242_n.jpg http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/427642_10151374068425029_582619779_n.jpg http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578257_10151546515485029_1973153160...
by Foxe
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early Tudor jack of plates?
Replies: 10
Views: 8371

Early Tudor jack of plates?

Can anyone help with info and/or images of early jacks of plates? Pre-1520ish?
by Foxe
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval fiddle
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

Re: medieval fiddle

It's totally different Kate. Moving from a classical bow to a fixed-frog bow is one of the hardest things I've ever done and it took me a long long time to be able to get a tune with an early bow.*

Does that help?







*Perhaps as long as three or four minutes. :devil:
by Foxe
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Help with idenfication
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: Help with idenfication

Great, thanks very much :)
by Foxe
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Help with idenfication
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Help with idenfication

Can anyone help with the identity of the VC recipient on this WWI era poster? Looks like Field Marshal Lord Roberts to me, but I'd like to be sure.

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by Foxe
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Be my valentine...
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Be my valentine...

Lord Chesterfield, 1658: "This year a young lady having drawn me for her Valentine, I presented her with a Purslan Chamber pot and a Looking glass fitted to the bottom of it, with this inscription: Narcissus se mirent en l'onde Vit la plus belle chose du monde * which was ill resented..." ...
by Foxe
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10920

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

That's what he said :(

Considering that it's generally stated as either an SK reenactorism or a Victorianism, I reckon 1670s ought to have been worth half a bottle of scotch and a pickled egg.
by Foxe
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 2093

Re: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria

Moreover, they fashioned their armour themselves from stuff lying around and agricultural implements - they definitely fall into the 1960s-1970s reenactor bracket!

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