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My Bookmarks for SCA research and such


Manuscripts


NYPL Digital Gallery | Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts from Western Europe
The Works of Christopher Marlowe
Works of Christopher Marlowe, Renaissance English playwright and poet.
Illuminated Manuscripts Stock Images, Royalty Free Clip Art Vector, EPS Illustrations, and Clipart Images
AlfredoM Graphic Arts offers the first collection of royalty free Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance clip art, clipart pictures, historic ornamental backgrounds, illuminated initial capital letters and borders. The first to redraw in eps vector format Middle Age, Renaissance and Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts Art. Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Neoclassic Illustration, vector clip art images, clipart pictures and background graphics.
Hypertext Book of Hours, Home Page
About the British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
The British Library holds one of the richest collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the world, and the Catalogue's goal is to provide access to images and information about its manuscripts to students, scholars and the general public.
Catherine's Page
Early English Books Online – EEBO
Tudor manuscripts and documents – a set on Flickr
CERES
Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, Hours of Henry VIII. MS H.8 fol. 56v
Illuminated Manuscripts – Book of Hours – Royalty Free Images
Every week we will showcase a beautiful page of illuminated manuscript from a private collection, royalty free images in wonderful pages from Book of Hours never seen online until now.
Golden Gryphon Productions
A Medieval Mirror "d0e1417"

Historical Research


tudor info


Treaty between Henry VIII and François I | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Opening page from the ratifications of the treaty of perpetual peace between Henry VIII and François I, made at Amiens, 18th August 1527. At the top left of the page is a portrait of François and the page depicts the arms of France and his personal badge – a salamander – with the motto Nutrisco et extinguo
Primary Sources: Letters written by the Six Wives of Henry VIII
Flickr: tudor_chic's Photostream
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
Tudor dress: portfolio of images
Tudor Monarchs: Henry VII, Henry VIII, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Mary I, Elizabeth I
Tudor Children and Schools
The Tudor Costume Page
BEAUTY in Tudor times – The Tudors Wiki
The Tudors
Some Grey Matter – A Website About Lady Jane Grey
the tudors « Madame Guillotine
Early Tudor Project — Katherine of Aragon's Portrait dated 1502 — Part II – Reconstructing History
Kass recreates a Katherine of Aragon Gown.
ELIZABETHAN ERA
Visit this site dedicated to providing information about the facts, history and people of the Elizabethan Era.Fast and accurate facts about the Elizabethan Era.Learn about the history and lives of people during the Elizabethan Era.
A WHO’S WHO OF TUDOR WOMEN (T)
Eleanor Bull – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elizabeth Files
The Elizabeth Files examines the truth about Queen Elizabeth I, and the Tudors
Tudor Funerals
Tudor England: Images: Portraits of the Tudor monarchs and their contemporaries
Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), with commentary
Liverpool museums – Henry VIII Revealed

Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, and Medieval Society
Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, Society, And …War
Research Info – In Prayse of the Needle
Historically Inspired Needlework
Renaissance: The Elizabethan World – Related Sites
Normandy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Web Gallery of Art, image collection, virtual museum, searchable database of European fine arts (1000-1850)
Web Gallery of Art, image collection, virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts (painting, sculpture, illumination) of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1000-1850), containing over 25.100 reproductions. Biographies, commentaries, guided tours, free postcard service are available.
Public Schools Historical Atlas by C. Colbeck – Perry-Castañeda Map Collection – UT Library Online
List of painters and architects of Venice – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
WikiPaintings.org – the encyclopedia of painting
Internet Archive Search: (henry viii) AND subject:"Great Britain — History Tudors, 1485-1603"

Heraldry


mercwars.com: Home-page of the Mercenaries Medieval Combat Guild
The Mission of the MMCG is to revive the combat skills of the European Middle Ages (circa 800-1500 A.D.), to further research and accurately depict all aspects of medieval culture, and to create an enjoyable experience for its members.
The Meanings Behind the Symbols: Family Crests, Blazons, Coat of Arms, Personalized Crests
Personalized Heraldry: Family Crests, Insignia, Blazons and Coats of Arms.
Wolf Song of Alaska:The Use of the Wolf as an Emblem of Heraldry
Wolf Song of Alaska: Education about Wolves, Canis lupus, Wolf News, Current Events, Wolves & Humans, Science, Information, Facts, Adoptions, Memberships and Gift Shop
Free Heraldry Clipart
Heraldry theme pages
Heraldica
A site devoted to heraldry (the study of coats of arms) of all forms and in all places. Related topics: titles, nobility, knighthood, national emblems, royalty
Heraldic Dictionary – Introduction and Index
Description
SCA – West Kingdom College of Heralds | Submissions | Heraldic Templates
Celtic Meanings of the Five Fold Symbol
Discover the Celtic meanings behind the five fold symbol, including symbolic associations and insights into the Celtic fifth element.
Heraldic Dictionary: 1.a Tinctures: Furs
Coat of Arms Design Studio: Home
Design Your Own Coat of Arms: a Social Studies Lesson Plan on Heraldry & Family History
Design Your Own Coat-of-Arms Social Studies Lesson Plan

Peoples pages


Writing the Renaissance
Hartwood Castle – Home
Ironshod on deviantART
Art – community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
DracoLumina on deviantART
Art – community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
#SCA-Stuff on deviantART
Art – community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
eqos's Gallery
Art – community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.
Aénor
Kats Hats – Made by Nobility, for Nobility
Lia de Thornegge's SCA Adventures
In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn: History by Day, Spirits by Night | On the Tudor Trail
An eight day luxury history tour combining Anne Boleyn/Tudor history and ghost hunting!

Crafts


Embroidery


Jordbaer Embroidery Design – Free SCA Patterns
Blackwork – Cunnan
Kiara's Historic Blackwork Page
Welcome to my Historic Blackwork page. I research Elizabethan Embroidery. At the moment this page is mostly links but personal articles are soon to come.
Blackwork Embroidery Archives
An archive of blackwork embroidery patterns for historical costuming.
A Blackwork Embroidery Primer
SCA-ARTS Listserv Citation Index: Blackwork
Rissa's Pieces: Holbein Stitch
Elizabethan Costuming Page
Fill-in Patterns for Blackwork Embroidery
Blackwork designs from 16th century sources
ANG: American Needlepoint Guild – Blackwork — An Introduction
Linda's Studio – Blackwork and other needling
Blackwork/whitework/redwork: monochromatic embroidery, and some currently favored links. SCA patterns for devices/badges.
CODE 63
DragonBear: 16th century Samplers: Blackwork
History and discussion of 16th century samplers, embroidery, and needlework patterns.
X-Calibre Designs – FREE Online classes
Leon Conrad Designs – Blackwork Embroidery of high quality a speciality!!
High Quality Needlework Designs For The
Discerning Stitcher. Blackwork, Hardanger, Assisi, Cross Stitch, Needlework
And Other Counted Thread Techniques a Speciality. Repro Samplers, Blackwork Chessboard
And More!!!
Medieval Egyptian Blackwork Embroidery
DragonBear: Arts, Crafts, and Literature
Arts, Crafts and Literature: articles on medieval history, needlework and cross-stitch patterns, free web graphics with medieval themes.
West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild: Articles
STRING OR NOTHING – Patterns
STRING OR NOTHING
Pattern Library – build a library of blackwork fill patterns
Build your library of blackwork fill patterns. Diagrams and instructions to help you master blackwork.
STRING OR NOTHING – Patterns – Blackwork Fillings
STRING OR NOTHING
Practical Blackwork
Freebies
Blackwork Embroidery Archives
An archive of blackwork embroidery patterns
for historical costuming.
Google Image Result for http://www.stringpage.com/tw/patterns.png

beadweaving


Bead Weaving Patterns by Sandra D. Halpenny
BEADING PATTERNS, 417 FREE Loom BEADWORK DESIGNS for NATIVE AMERICANS and OTHERS

Cardweaving


The Ancient Craft of Tablet Weaving: Getting Started
Beginner's instructions for tablet weaving
Tablet Weaving
Tablet Weaving
Tablet weaving is a truly ancient technique for weaving bands. It is simple yet brilliant. It is also easy to learn: getting started takes just several hours. Exploring the technique, however, takes many years. Here is a how-to introduction with links to other helpful sites and reading material.
Anglo-Saxon Belt Weaving Instructions
Anglo-Saxon Belt Weaving Instructions
Free Cardweaving Instructions from Earth Guild
An Introduction to Card Weaving
how to weave using cards or tablets

lacemaking


Ilaria's Lace Bobbins
Lynda Fjellman's adventures in making lace bobbins similar to those used in the Renaissance.
BOBBIN-A-LONG-SCHOOL OF LACEMAKING
A great place to find patterns, instructions on how to tat, graphics, and links galore!
bobbin-lace – learn to make bobbin lace
Untitled Document
Jo Edkins' Lace Website

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
Lyrics, Midi, Origins, Historical Information and Background for traditional tunes from Britain, Ireland and America, circa 1650 to 1900. Includes Child Ballads, Sea Shanties and Turlough O'Carolan
SnowGoose – Product
Snowgoose features hundreds of the following items, bobbin lace, armenian knotted lace, battenberg lace, carrickmacross lace, hairpin lace, needle lace, netted lace, knitted lace, tambour lace, teneriffe lace, tatted lace, threads, lace and tatting books
Antique Pattern Library Catalog
Bonnie Datta | Publications
¡The AntiCraft!

Costuming


Stock Images: Italian renaissance dress
Girl in Italian renaissance dress and mask on sunset time
The Costumer's Manifesto
http://www.employees.org/~cathy/cote_body.html

Books I want


Amazon.com: Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women C. 1540-1660 (Patterns of Fashion) (9780896762626): Janet Arnold: Books
Amazon.com: Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear, Headwear and Accessories for Men and Women C. 1540-1660 (Patterns of Fashion) (9780896762626): Janet Arnold: Books
Amazon.com: Patterns of Fashion 2: Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940 (9780896760271): Janet Arnold: Books
Amazon.com: Patterns of Fashion 2: Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940 (9780896760271): Janet Arnold: Books
Amazon.com: Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 (9780896762343): Juan De Alcega, Jean Pain, Cecilia Bainton, J. L. Nevinson, Juan de Alcega: Books
Amazon.com: Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 (9780896762343): Juan De Alcega, Jean Pain, Cecilia Bainton, J. L. Nevinson, Juan de Alcega: Books

Roman Life – Index

tudor era


Tudor Costumes and Textiles Links.  Tudor Links: Mapping Tudor England On The Web. British history from 1485 to 1603
A reference website linking online information about politics, daily life, art and culture in Tudor England and general sixteenth century British history.
DawnPages — Elizabethan Ruff
The Zen of Spiral Lacing
The Tudor Costume Page
Tudor & Elizabeth Portraits
Recreating 16th and 17th Century Clothing: The Renaissance Tailor
16th and 17th Century Clothing: Renaissance tailoring techniques, manuscript sources, and technical advice
The Anne Boleyn Files » Tudor Clothes
Tudor Clothes :The Anne Boleyn Files examines the truth about Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, and the Tudors
1556 Catherine de Medici possibly by Agnolo Bronzino(?) (Palazzo Pitti, Firenze) | Grand Ladies | gogm
This image shows Catherine de Medici wearing one of the costliest gowns ever depicted.
French Hood Images – Tudor Research – www.kimiko1.com
Tudor Gable: Illustrated Step by Step Instructions
Elizabethan Mafia
Elizabethan Mafia
Dressing well and calling in favors since 1558
Elizabethan Costuming Page
The Curious Frau
Syke's Sutlery – Margo Anderson Elizabethan Patterns Brand
Les Singvliers Et Novveaux Povrtraicts
Margo Anderson's Historic Costume Patterns
Spanish Seamstress – Home
Jewelry and accessories
Spanish Seamstress – Painters and Portraitists
Extreme Costuming

www.sempstress.org
Costumes and costuming: Demos, instructions, patterns, and hat making for historical period (including Elizabethan) costumers and modern costumers.
Notices and Definitions | Grand Ladies | gogm
The History of Fashion and Dress Main Page
Une Robe Magnifique | An Historical Fashion Site
By My Measure | Or, mathildegirlgenius Plays With WordPress
By My Measure – Or, mathildegirlgenius Plays With WordPress
Rebel's Haven – Ver's Costumes

Shopping


Reversable Ribbons
Reversable woven ribbons available.
Jacquard, woven and embroidered trims and trimmings at budget prices
Distinctive woven Jacquard and embroidered trimmings. Soutache braids, Lace, leather, straps and remnants. Create fabulous projects with fashion trims.
Renaissance Costumes, Medieval Clothing, Madrigal Costume: The Tudor Shoppe
Renaissance Costumes and medieval clothing for those with discriminating taste. Also, buttons, patterns, notions, jewelry, tapestries, toys, swords, daggers, armor, and more.
Discount fabric items – Get great deals on Home Decor, Cheap fabric items on eBay Stores!
Buy Discount fabric, Home Decor items on eBay. Find a huge selection of Cheap fabric, Wholesale fabric, Discount Waverly items and get what you want today.
Renaissance Peasant linen working-class Dresses SCA kirtle
All Renaissance gown, Elizabethan and Tudor gowns, garb and costume design needs. Full provider of medieval and Celtic wedding gowns, costumes and accessories for your next Renaissance faire. Also designs custom prom gowns and wedding dresses.
Period Hat Patterns by Lynn McMasters
Patterns – Mantua Maker #1500-4, Renaissance Corset :: Mantua Maker :: Sewing Patterns :: Sewing Notions and Classes :: Vogue Fabrics – America's Premier Fashion Fabrics Store
The Mantua Maker Patterns – historically accurate garment sewing for period costumes, historical reenactment, living history. Make corsets, bustle skirts, hooped petticoats appropriate for Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Elizabethan Renaissance.
Fabric Trims | TheCloseOutChannel.com
Browse our selection of fabric trims. Everything at closeout prices. Free shipping on orders over $50!
Jacquard Ribbons at Patchwork Pand Trims
Clearance Sale Ribbons|Deals & Discounts on Jacquard|Wholesale Ribbon
Check this Section for Ribbons on Sale Clearance Sales, Deals on Ribbons, Lower Priced Ribbons
Patchwork Panda Trims Quality Trimmings & Embellishments Fast
Jacquard Ribbon Iron On Patch Appliques Ribbon Roses Bows Buttons Braid Gimp Venise Lace Rachel Designer Trim
Metallic Gold and Silver on Blue Jacquard Ribbon 1" By The Yard at Dove Originals Trims | Cording, Lace Trim, Fabric Fringe
Fabric trim, fringes, fabric cording and quilting trims for your home decorating and sewing projects. We have a great selection of trims, tiebacks, beaded and tassel fringes, braided cording and much more.
Pillaged Village, When you seek the Unique
Pillaged Village : – Miscellaneous Books Dinnerware and Feast Gear Middle Eastern Dance Home & Castle Décor T-Shirts Weapons Trim (by the yard) Patterns Notions / Trimmings Accessories Clothing Pillaged, Village, SCA, medieval, feast, gear, goods, period, costumes
M&J Trimming : Swarovski Rhinestones, Ribbons, Buttons, Trims, Feathers, Lace
Default Description
Icefalcon Armory – Excellant Quality armor, helmets, breast plates, aluminum shields, rattan and more…
Icefalcon Armory builds quality stainless steel armor for SCA fighters and other groups.
Welcome to Cottonlace.com
Calontir Trim Catalog

Sally Pointer & Gareth Riseborough » Make a Simple Medieval Dress – bringing you objects and ideas from the past to enrich the present
LivingHistory.co.uk • View forum – Costumes
Costume Gallery
Early Period
Arild Hauge's Runes and Vikingpage
The index of Arild Hauge's runic- og Vikingpages.

Stefan's Florilegium Archive
A general interest page for those interested in the SCA and the European Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Anyone know how to make tail extensions?
I want to make a real hore tail extension, and I'm trying to figure out what kind of glue is normally used to make them, and even more importantly

jewelry


Wholesale Alloy Pendant Cabochon Settings, Lead Free, Flower, Golden Color, Size: About 35mm Wide, 41mm Long,23mm Inner Long, 18mm Inner Wide, 2mm Thick, Hole: 1mm
Buy affordable fashion Cabochon Settings with paypal directly from reliable online marketplace, Alloy Pendant Cabochon Settings, Lead Free, Flower, Golden Color, Size: About 35mm Wide, 41mm Long,23mm Inner Long, 18mm Inner Wide, 2mm Thick, Hole: 1mm on sale at cheap wholesale prices. Free special shipping, Best rating review.
Sapphire & Sage – Renaissance Medieval Girdle Belt Collection
handcrafted Renaissance Medieval SCA wedding jewelry, rosaries, girdle belts, necklaces, finger rings, furs, collars of state / office.

asian


Kumihimo
Design your own kongoh gumi friendship bracelet
Design your own kumihimo friendship bracelet using our online tool. See how your kongoh gumi pattern will work out before you start braiding the threads.

The Swedish runes: Uppland; Runic Swedish verb conjugation
The Swedish Runes, Uppland; Runic Swedish verb conjugation

Shakespeare’s england


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