Books on 16/17th Cent. English Culture
Stuart101 -17th Century Wedding Customs. Denise Taylor.
All issues involving weddings and their customs in both the 16th &17th
Centurys. 40p $10.00
Stuart102 -The Shaking of the Sheets: Death 1350-1660.
Jane Huggett. The attitudes, artefacts and rituals associated with death.
Jane Huggett. 36p $9.00
Stuart103 -Fairs in England 1580-1680: Alison Roddham The
nature of fairs and a list of fairs in 1587. 32p $8.00
Stuart104 -Festivals and Feasts of the Common Man 1550-1660:
Stuart Peachey. A study of the nature of the festivities and the foods prepared.
May day, the 12 days of Christmas, Harvest Home, Wakes and many more. 28p
Stuart105 -Prices and Wages 1630-1650: R. and J.
Huggett and S. Peachey. Common military and civilian wages and prices in
war and peace. 32p - $8.00
Stuart106 - Women on the Farm 1580-1660: Robert Morris.
Good book. The role and activities of women on the farm. 40p $12.00
Stuart107 - Games 1580-1660. Turloch Mc Sween. An introduction
to the common mans games both outdoor, team and sedentary. 17p $5.00
Stuart108 - Did They Wash in Those Days? Jane Huggett -
Personal Hygine, cleanliness and washing in the 14th to 17th centuries.
Stuart109 - Book of Children. Children and Childrearing 1480-1680
Part 1. Birth to age 7. Jane Huggett - Children and Childrearing
Stuart110 - Book of Children. Part 2 age 7-14. Jane Huggett
- Children and Childrearing 36p $8.00
Stuart111 - Life in Tudor and Stuart England: Stuart Peachey
- Designed for Grades 2 and 3 this concentrates on the rural life of the
bulk of the population and the contrast with the towns. 16p $6.00
Stuart112 - Soft Furnishings and Table Linen of the Common People
1580-1660: Robert Morris - The materials and types based mainly
on probate inventory analysis. 32p $8.00
Stuart113 - Witchcraft in Seventeenth Century England:
Dr. John Swain - 20p $6.00
Stuart114 - Measure and Dates 1580 - 1660: Stuart Peachy
- A quick guide with modern equivalents for reenactors. Includes a full
calendar for the period. 36p $8.00
Stuart115 - Singlewomen 1580-1660: Stuart Peachy - The
lives of Spinsters, Singlewomen, Maidservants and Maidens [excludes widows].
These are other titles that I have ordered in that are not part of the
regular line of books. Please email for availability of these titles:
Justice of the Peace 1534 Facsimile of a book on everyday law
originally for Justices of the Peace but useful for the observers of the
law as well as the enforcers. 40p. $10
Courts Leet and Baron: Bootleg Press. A facsimile of a 1650
guide to running minor local law hearings. Ideal for Living History scenarios.
Tudor Women's Legal Rights. Aimee Flower. Women, Marriag eand
the Law. 44p. $11
Writing the Past Jonathan Davies. A guide to methods, materials
and hands 1300-1660 $8
A Short History of Codes and Cyphers. Jonathan Davies. 12p.
Encounter With Angels. Sarah Griffin. Life of John Pordage a
radical devine 1607-1681. 24p. $6
The Money Monger. Bootleg Press. A facsimile of the Usurers
Guide to interest rate tables. 1626. 24p. $7
The Gods Have Spots. David Appleby. The rather dubious personal
lives and business practices of famous period painters. 32p. $9
Robert Dover and the Cotswold Olimpic Games. Dr. Francis Burns.A
description and early history of the Cotswold Olympics established in 1612.20p
The King and the Poor Northern Man A facsimilie 1633 Chapbook
with transcription. $8
Domestic Pewter of 17th Century England. Aidan Campbell 53p.
Pocket Sundials in the 17th Century. Roger Emmerson 28 p. $7.00
Beds and Bedding 1580-1660. Robert Morris. The materials and
types based mainly on probate inventory analysis. 28p. $8
Field Boundaries and Gates 1580-1660 Rob Stuart. Fencing, dead
and live hedging, walling in stone, brick and mud as well as gates, stiles
and hatches. 20p. $6.00
Wagons, Carts and Pack Animals Rob Stuart. Farm and military
vehicles and pack animals. 20p $6
Agricultural Hand Tools 1580-1660 Rob Stuart. 40p. $10
Pigs, Goats and Poultry 1580-1660 Rob Stuart. 24p. $6
Cattle Farming and Pature Management 1580-1660 Rob Stuart. Dairy
and Beef farming. 52p. $12
The Husbandman 1580-1660 Stuart Peachey. The lifestyle of the
small farmer. 36p. $8
The Labourer 1580-1660 Stuart Peachey. The lifestyle of the
agricultural labourer 33p. $8
The Hovel 1580-1660. Rob Stuart. 17p $6
Beekeeping and Honey Production 1580-1660 Rob Stuart. $12
Horses and Oxen on the Farm 1580-1660. Rob Stuart. 12p. $5
Shepherds and Sheep 1580-1660 Rob Stuart.The life and activites
of shepherds and the management of their flocks in England from 1580-1660.
Charcoal Burning in the 17th Century: Dr. Malcomb Stratford.
A practical buide covering period sources and instructions on how to go
about charcoal buring today in the traditional manner. 36p. $8
John Murrell's Two Books of Cookerie and Carving 1638 (Two volumes)
Edited by Stuart Peachey. Book 1 contains recipes and menus, book 2 comprises
a book of recipes and of carving and serving which also includes facinating
sections on the roles of main household officials and rules of precedence.
Much of the latter sections appeares based on an early 16th century work.
Book 1-Recipes and Menues 44p.; Book 2-Recipes and Etiquette 56p. $22.00
Arable Farming 1580-1660 (Two volume set) Rob Stuart. The crops
and their cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing on the farm.
Vol. 1-48p; Vol. 2-56p. $36
Orchard Management 1580-1660 Robert Morris. 36p. $8.00
Fruit Varieties Register 1580-1660 (Two volume set) Stuart Peachey.
The register includes all period references to fruit varieties likely to
have been found on the normal farms and gardesns of the period. This includes
descriptions of appearance, picking times, keeping and cooking qualities
etc where possible. The register also includes all original black and white
illustractions of the varieties. Vol.1: Apples to Mulberries 52p; Vol.
2: Nectarines to Walnuts 60p. $24
The Medieval and Renaissance Spice Trade 1100-1560. Jonathan
Davies. 28p. $8
The Complete Receipt Book of Ladie Elynor Fetiplace: Late Tudor/early
Stuart. Never before published in full this is a 3 volume set transcription
of the whole original text. About 90% of the work is household remedies
from a country gentlewoman the remainder mainly culinary. $36
20 Years of Living History in Britain 1977-1997: Edited by Stuart
Peachey. Accounts from nay of the key organisers involved of the development
of living history in Britain over its first 20 years. 28p. $8.00
The Building of the Green Valley. Stuart Peachey. (Book) The
story of the 20 year reconstruction of an early modern historical agricultural
landscape [The site for the BBC2's 12 part series Tales from the Green
Valley] Heritage Marketing and Publications. $35