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The Enigma of the Green Man - Sources and References. Here are listed some of the many resources I have made use of in this work - both more and less detailed than this one. I have tried to provide credits, or at least web references, for the pictures I have used but, if anyone feels their contribution is not sufficiently recognized, please let me know. Books: “The Green Man” by Kathleen Basford (D.S.

Brewer, 1978, reprinted 2002)“Green Man: The Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth” by William Anderson (Harper Collins, 1990)“A Little Book of The Green Man” by Mike Harding (Aurum Press, 1998)“The Green Man in Britain” by Fran & Geoff Doel (History Press, 2001)“The Quest for the Green Man” by John Matthews (Quest Books, 2001)“The Green Man” by Richard Haynman (Shire, 2010) Websites: Art Conservation at the University of Delaware : Kress Reconstruction Project.

"The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette. " * What is the difference between a "copy" and a "reconstruction" of a painting? Much can be learned by copying the great paintings of the past, and the act of copying an artwork can be both a rewarding and a humbling experience. This site is not, however, concerned with copying.

A reconstruction of a historic painting aims to precisely replicate the exact materials and layering structure used by the original artist to the degree possible. The material presented here is a testament to some of the fruitful collaborative efforts between art historians, conservators, and scientists. *Quote by Henry S. Free Blacksmithing Book PDFs. Free Historical Costume Patterns. A list of free historical costume patterns including medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian patterns. Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting DiagramsVictorian and Edwardian era jacket, suit, shirt, skirt, petticoat, and bodice patterns for women, men, and children. Adapting the Elizabethan Lady's wardrobe for lower class useGeneral instructions for an apron, neckcloth, partlet and flat cap with .pdf pattern downloads. Diderot’s Tailors and Seamstresses in his Ground Breaking EncyclopediaPeriod pattern for an 18th century French Robe Franciase.

Free corset patternsFree .zip file download of six different corset patterns. 1911 Corset Sew AlongA free Edwardian corset pattern and instructions in sew-along style. Making a Gored Kirtle PatternFlemish gown based roughly on the 1570-1580 loose kirtle described in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620.costumingdiary.comHistorical Costume PatternsFollow On Want more free historical costume patterns?

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Paleography. Historical Religion. The Guild of Saint Olaus. Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You - SlumberWise. Ok, maybe your grandparents probably slept like you. And your great, great-grandparents. But once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre – they slept twice. And so can you. The History The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by Roger Ekirch, professor of History at Virginia Tech.

His research found that we didn’t always sleep in one eight hour chunk. References are scattered throughout literature, court documents, personal papers, and the ephemera of the past. “It’s not just the number of references – it is the way they refer to it, as if it was common knowledge,” Ekirch says. An English doctor wrote, for example, that the ideal time for study and contemplation was between “first sleep” and “second sleep.” Ekirch’s book At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past is replete with such examples. But just what did people do with these extra twilight hours? Until about 1990. 1. A cozinha mediæval. Internet History Sourcebooks Project. People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History Site Maintainer: Paul Halsall ©1997 Introduction People with a History presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people [=LGBT].

It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world. Browse the Contents guide below to access a series of large index pages which will then link you directly to the texts and images that interest you. In addition to texts, the site includes other aides to help you study, or just make sense of LGBT history - note especially the guide to online bibliographies and the onsite bibliography [which is the most up-to-date and complete bibliography of LGBT history available] If you want to learn more about the goals behind this site, see the introductory chapters Introductory Chapter and if you wish to get straight (!) Contents. Medieval Memoria Online. Chateau-de-langeais-mariage-anne-bretagne.jpg (JPEG Image, 800 × 372 pixels)

The Freelance History Writer. World History Maps & Timelines | GeaCron. Internet History Sourcebooks. Internet Medieval Sourcebook Full Text Sources Guide to Contents The structure of this section of the Sourcebook is as follows. You can browse through the entire list, or jump directly to the part that interests you by selecting the underlined links.

Main Page will take you back to Sourcebook main page. Selected Sources will take you to the index of selected and excerpted medieval sources. Full Text Sources for Medieval History Note: It may also be worth checking out the slightly mistitled Early Church Documents page of the ECOLE Project. The Early Church Fathers Series - Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post Nicene For texts in the Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers series, see below NOTE: The texts at this site here are public domain English translations from the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers series for the first Seven ecumenical councils and from H.J.

See also Ecumenical Councils - a useful, if denominationally partisan, article from the Catholic Encyclopedia. Jump Back to Contents. London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis. British History Online. A Gest of Robyn Hode. Old Maps Online. A cozinha mediaeval: NUEVO ARTE DE COCINA (...) Madrid, 1760. Virtual Pauls Cross Website | Virtual Paul's Cross Website. Medieval Spanish Chef. Palaeography tutorial (how to read old handwriting) Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.

At first glance, many documents written at this time look illegible to the modern reader. By reading the practical tips and working through the documents in the Tutorial in order of difficulty, you will find that it becomes much easier to read old handwriting. You can find more documents on which to practise your skills in the further practice section.

This tutorial has been developed in partnership with the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies (SLAIS) , University College London Where to start Tips on reading and transcribing documents. Quick reference Dating, numbers, money, measurements. Tutorial Ten documents of varying levels of difficulty, information about the documents and their historical backgrounds. Further practice More documents to practise on.

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Food Timeline: food history research service. Homepage Kookhistorie. Sir Francis Bacon Meets The New Advancement of Learning. Peter Farey's Marlowe Page. In their e-book Shakespeare Bites Back, written on behalf of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells called for the removal of the question mark against the year of Marlowe's death on his memorial window in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner. This was a demand they had already made in a letter to The Times newspaper, and which they repeated in their book Shakespeare Beyond Doubt.

Nevertheless, at the moment, the question mark remains. Speaking at the window's dedication ceremony in 2002, the then President of the Marlowe Society, Colin Niven, explained that, by asking for the question mark to be included, the Society merely queried, not denied, the date of Marlowe's death. If it was doubtful then, later research has made it even more so. 2007 and 2012 HOFFMAN PRIZES I was both surprised and delighted to be able to report that on 14th December 2007 an essay of mine entitled "Hoffman and the Authorship" was declared joint winner of the prestigious Calvin & Rose G.