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Fantasy Faction Writers => Writers' Corner => Topic started by: J.R. Darewood on January 20, 2021, 03:46:17 AM

Title: Historical Stuff
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 20, 2021, 03:46:17 AM
Why is history so addictive? Instead of a Wikipedia hole this time I got sucked into a youtube hole. Here's the fruits of tonight's research procrastination:

Samurai Fighting Mongols:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDhqUUXCtMU&ab_channel=HistoryDose

Ladies getting dressed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-W733ylNf8&ab_channel=Sewingthroughthepast

Making peasant food:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPpWughBPc4&ab_channel=ModernHistoryTV
Title: Re: Historical Stuff
Post by: ScarletBea on January 20, 2021, 08:11:00 AM
Oh then I'm sure you'd love the 'Back in Time' series from the BBC!

They pick up a normal family and then transform their house and give them tasks in several weeks based on the them, each week being a different age. Some start with Victorian times, others start a bit later.

They've done: dinner (about food), weekend (about hobbies, I think - I didn't watch this one), factory, school (with a group of 14-15 year olds, each week they were taught in a different style for each decade), corner shop and tea (about food in the north of england).
Title: Re: Historical Stuff
Post by: Jake Baelish on January 20, 2021, 11:20:56 AM
Why is history so addictive? Instead of a Wikipedia hole this time I got sucked into a youtube hole. Here's the fruits of tonight's research procrastination:

Samurai Fighting Mongols:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDhqUUXCtMU&ab_channel=HistoryDose

Ladies getting dressed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-W733ylNf8&ab_channel=Sewingthroughthepast

Making peasant food:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPpWughBPc4&ab_channel=ModernHistoryTV

I fell into the medieval cooking YouTube rabbit hole over Christmas and love that channel! Another good one is ‘Tasting History with Max Miller’. At some point I’m hosting a medieval dinner party for my family for sure!
Title: Re: Historical Stuff
Post by: Neveesandeh on January 20, 2021, 07:33:20 PM
I started watching Bernadette Banner videos for research, and now I just watch them because she has a very soothing voice. Same thing with Karolina Zebrowska, also known as 'meme mom'.
Title: Re: Historical Stuff
Post by: J.R. Darewood on January 24, 2021, 05:56:15 AM


I fell into the medieval cooking YouTube rabbit hole over Christmas and love that channel! Another good one is ‘Tasting History with Max Miller’. At some point I’m hosting a medieval dinner party for my family for sure!

Oooohhh I want to come to your dinner party!!!


I started watching Bernadette Banner videos for research, and now I just watch them because she has a very soothing voice. Same thing with Karolina Zebrowska, also known as 'meme mom'.

haha I might try that before bed
Title: Re: Historical Stuff
Post by: Rostum on January 26, 2021, 10:26:03 PM
May I recommend the Goode Huswife for Tudor Cookery, food preparation and preservation. Reproductions available at good bookshops.

Pretty much up to 1850 if you lived near the coast or on an estuary your staple would be shellfish. It is likely that part of your pay would be made up in them, and you would burn the shells to make lye, whitewash and a number of other useful commodities.