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Architecture

References:

Barley Hall Recreation: Reconstruction of a medieval house in London. Take the virtual tour, it's worth it.
http://website.lineone.net/~barleyhall/

Medieval French Castles: OK, it's in French. But you can look at all the pretty pics of Castles. And they have a LOT of pics.
http://www.casteland.com/

Mont St. Michel au Peril de la Mer: A really good site on Mont St. Michel. Well worth a visit, especially as it's someplace your persona may very well have been.
http://perso.club-internet.fr/vinz666/En/Sommaire.htm



Armor

References:

Handgonnes and Matchlocks An interesting site on the development of the personal cannon.
http://www.members.sia.net.au/dispater/handgonnes.htm

The Arador Armor Library A very nice site of, on, and about historical armor. Nice dictionary of technical terms.
http://www.arador.com/main.html

Resources:

Anshelm Arms: The best helmets and armor you can get for our period. And priced more than I've paid for most cars I've owned. My feast gear (barring the knife, which I got from Historic Enterprises.) came from here. Also a good source for buckles, belt ends, et cetera…
http://www.anshelmarms.com/

handgonnes.com: A site that makes and sells the cannon-on-a-stick type of guns correct to our period. The guns themselves are a bit non-period looking, unfortunately...
http://www.handgonnes.com


Camping

Resources:

Panther Primitives: Makers of some of the finest tentage a recreationist can hope for. My Regent pavilion is from them, and my marquee as well.
http://www.pantherprimitives.com/

Cooking

References:

A 14th Century French Meal: A well researched French meal taken from 'Le Menagier de Paris' http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/4756/frn1intr.htm

A Boke of Gode Cookery: One of the best sites on the web for medieval cookery.
http://www.godecookery.com/godeboke/godeboke.htm

Resources:

The Wareham Forge: Looks like a good source for camp cooking stuff. I don't actually have any experience with them at this point.
http://www.warehamforge.ca/

Furniture

Resources:
Albion Works: Nice looking woodwork. Chests, trestles, chairs and slat beds.
http://www.albionworks.net/

Gear

References:

Diptychs by Dof History of and how to make a diptych, or wax tablet
http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/tablets.html

Resources:

Fettered Cock Pewters: A nice collection of cast pewter goods, belt mounts, buckles and fittings, pilgrim badges, etc. I got the boys garters and the girls belts here, and they're all pretty good.
http://www.fetteredcockpewters.com/

Gaulker Medieval Wares: More pewter goods, plus some nice period jewelry. They also have some bona fide period pieces, and antiquities. This is where I got my silver point sketchbook, and my and Marguerite's broches.
http://www.medievalwares.com/

London Accessories: Another supplier of belts, fittings and etc. as well as some of the research to back it up.
http://www.londonaccessories.com/index.html

Raymond's Quiet Press: Belt mounts and purse fittings, buckles and belt ends. His stock is fairly well researched, and divided up by period, so it's easy to know what is good for us and what's not. Got my purse fittings, and all the boy's belt fittings here.
http://www.quietpress.com/

Smoke and Fire: Linen thread and some tchatckes. I got my folding chair from them which I like a great deal.
http://www.smoke-fire.com/

Steve Millingham Pewter Replicas: Pewter goods. Some pilgrim badges and brooches, a very nice collection of spoons. Some of this is just a little bit too late for our period, so be aware of the dates in the descriptions.
http://www.pewterreplicas.co.uk/

Talbot's Fine Accessories: Some medieval jewelry, and some actual antiquities. A small collection, but nice.
http://talbotsfineaccessories.com

General

References:

Medieval Lore: A partial translation of 'De Proprietatibus rerum' by Bartholomew Anglicus
http://www.swt.edu/~bh59648/75years/Mlore/index.html

Musee du Moyen Age: OK, so it's in French. Look at the pretty pictures. Or better yet, learn French... I was here in September of 2001, it's a fabulous museum, and should be a required stop if you're ever in Paris.
http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/RMN/mnma/

Old St. Mary's Church - Sacred Liturgy: Learn to say your prayers in Latin, as your persona would have.
http://www.oldstmarys.org/sacredliturgy/index.html

Tales from Foissart: An expanding selection of the works of the premier chronicler of our time.
http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/history/muhlberger/froissart/tales.htm

The Hundred Years War: Some history of the period. A nice list of important battle and a synopsis of them.
http://www.grahamday.dial.pipex.com/100war02.htm

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook: The finest collection of translations and transcriptions of period documents on the web, bar none.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

The Middle Ages Center: A practical research center that recreates odd bits of medieval technology.
http://www.middelaldercentret.dk/index.html

Textile

References:

Medieval Clothing Zylstra-Zweens: Mostly a bit early for what we do, but it has some historical significance, so is included here.
http://www.verso.org/medieval/clothzyl2.htm

Mistress Thora Sharptooth's Textile resources for the Re-Enactor: Thora's stuff is brilliant. Again, a lot of it is a bit early for us, some of it waaay to early, but good stuff anyway.
http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/textileres.html

Some Clothing of the Middle Ages: Marc Carlson's brilliant site on archaelogical clothing finds.
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/bockhome.html

Resources

Boots by Bohemund: Mostly for the pouches, which are good. His footwear is fairly modern in it's construction.
http://www.nmia.com/~bohemond/

Dru Shoemaker: Basic shoes. I've seen their work, it's acceptable, especially for the lower end persona.
http://www.medievalshoes.com/

Fabrics-store.com: A good source for moderately priced linens in a variety of weights and colors. I get a lot of my yard goods here. It's best for coarser linens, for basic clothes, not so good for really fine weaves for veils and the like. Their color selection can be pretty variable as well.
http://www.fabrics-store.com/

Historic Enterprises: Got my shoes here, which I am wild about and my tall boots, which I'm also wild about. Plus all the boy's shoes, plus the kitchen knives, and some other sundries. They carry a nice selection of goods, and have pretty reasonable prices on stuff, though most of their cloting is not equal to our standards.
http://www.historicenterprises.com/

Jas. Townsend & Son, Inc Mostly geared to the Colonial and Civil War crowd, they do stock linen thread (unbleached) and some other interesting bits.
http://www.jastown.com/newhome.htm

Wooded Hamlet: Mostly for later period recreationists, they do however stock silk thread, and some nice sewing supplies.
http://www.woodedhamlet.com/index.html

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