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“The Life and Death of Jacke Straw” (1593)

By Stephen Basdeo The following is an excerpt from my book: The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018). It is available to buy from the publisher here: Link. Wat Tyler’s rebellion in 1381 was the first large-scale uprising of the common...

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 | Part Five: Finishing the Rebato

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part One: Brief History and Materials Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Two: The Pattern Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Three: Making the Wire Frame Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Four: Making the Linen Collar Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Five: Finishing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 13 May 2020

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 | Part Four: Making the Linen Collar

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part One: Brief History and Materials Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Two: The Pattern Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Three: Making the Wire Frame Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Four: Making the Linen Collar Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Five: Finishing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 12 May 2020

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 | Part Three: Making the Wire Frame

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part One: Brief History and Materials Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Two: The Pattern Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Three: Making the Wire Frame Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Four: Making the Linen Collar Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Five: Finishing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 11 May 2020

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 | Part Two: The Pattern

Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part One: Brief History and Materials Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Two: The Pattern Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Three: Making the Wire Frame Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Four: Making the Linen Collar Rebato, c. 1600-1625 Part Five: Finishing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 10 May 2020

Il Mestiere delle armi (2001) - La battaglia

Steve Stanley was hosting a debate on Facebook about films you can stand repeat viewings of and Bruno Mugnai (who is a great military artist) recommended this one. So I checked it out and it looks great. He says 'the movie on the death of Giovanni de'...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 6 Apr 2020

The tailoring Trade in Seventeenth-Century Oxford – Tales from the Bodleian Archive.

In 2018 I had the pleasure of being a David Walker Memorial visiting fellow at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. The Bodleian Library contains one of the largest collections of guild records (MS Morrell series) relating to tailoring outside of London....
From: Sarah A Bendall on 3 Apr 2020

Gamaliel Ratsey (d.1605): The Man whose Life Kick-started the “True Crime” Genre

By Stephen Basdeo Gamaliel Ratsey was born in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, during the late sixteenth century.[1] Little is known of Ratsey’s early life; his father, Richard, and his wife had several children and provided them all with a good education,...

Walter Travers, A full and plaine declaration of Ecclesiasticall Discipline (1574)

By Mark Byford This book, which advocated that the English church should do away with government by bishops and move instead to a Presbyterian model, was sufficiently unorthodox to be printed abroad, by Michael Schirat in Heidelberg, in order to...

Geneva Bible (1597)

This 1597 Geneva bible is bound with several other works, including a Book of Common Prayer (ca. 1630) and a Book of Psalms (1595). The 1597 Geneva bible is famously known as the Breeches bible, because it translates the line about Adam and Eve covering...

Adam Bell, Clim of the Clough and William of Cloudeslie

By Stephen Basdeo Stories of Robin Hood have been popular since at least the late fourteenth century, as we know from William Langland’s Vision of Piers Plowman (c.1377). However, around the same time that the ‘rymes of Robyn Hode’ flourished,...

Shaping Femininity – Forthcoming monograph with Bloomsbury

I have recently signed my contract so I am so delighted to announce that my first book based on much of the research that this blog showcases will be published by Bloomsbury Academic/Visual Arts. Shaping Femininity is the first large-scale study of the...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 20 Dec 2019

1/32 Landsknechts

 If you like Landsknechts and the 1\32 scale then this release might be up your street. I like the look of them and they may make my Christmas list. Swiss to come also.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 18 Dec 2019

Title coming out in

Definitely getting this. The time of the Prayer book rebellion and Left's rebellion.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 2 Dec 2019

Isabella d’Este’s Chemises – Translations from the 1539 Inventory

Seventeenth-century copy of Titian’s painting of Isabella. From the Rijkmuseum, Amsterdam. I was recently asked to be an allied research on the ACIS project Textiles, Trade and Meaning in Italy: 1400-2018, particularly in relation to the clothing...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 18 Oct 2019

How to Freshen Your Face, 1565

John Bulwer, AnthropometamorphosisTake a bean, and having chewed it well, spit it on a cloth, then rub your face with this, and you will make the face beautiful and glowing, and the skin soft.  Isabella Cortese, I segreti de la signora Isabella...
From: Ask the Past on 15 Oct 2019

The story of Old London Bridge, the iconic landmark which vanished from the capital’s skyline

A reconstruction drawing of London Bridge in about 1590 by Stephen Conlin, specially commissioned for Country Life. Credit: Stephen Conlin.More Here: https://www.countrylife.co.uk/architecture/living-thames-history-london-bridge-one-celebrated-lost-landmarks-205294
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Oct 2019

How to Cure Your Cough, 1558

BnF, MS Lat. 9471 (15th c.)A most beautiful and pleasant secret for curing a cough by greasing the soles of the feet. An extremely true thing, and very easy. Take two or three heads of garlic and peel them, and crush them very well, and then add...
From: Ask the Past on 25 Sep 2019

Ta dah! The paperback edition of The Game of Hope

I’m pleased to announce the beautiful paperback edition of The Game of Hope. It’s fresh and fun to have a new cover. From Tuesday, September 24, you’ll be able to buy it at your favorite bookstore and online. The first person to...
From: Baroque Explorations on 23 Sep 2019

How to Interpret Forehead Wrinkles, 156

           “Well-positioned and advantageous lines are those that are either straight or a little bent, continuous, clear, not divided, not interrupted, not crossed or like an asterisk, or merging into each other…...
From: Ask the Past on 17 Sep 2019

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