Hous Amberherthe

Compendium of Knowledge

A collection of projects, articles, documentation and ongoing research from the household and friends.

The following is only a small selection of our work. Additional new articles will be added as they are written. Several examples of mini-documentation submitted as part of the Southron Gaard A&S Pentathalon Challenge are included, but link to the Southron Gaard Arts & Sciences Blog.

Additional articles, galleries, project summaries and documentation etc can be found on personal webpages of our residents and associates: Per Mano Isabel Maria, Sarta de donna.


Events & Stewarding

Christian and Isabel Maria dance during the Carnivale Ball

Christian and Isabel Maria dance Rostibolli Gioioso at the Carnivale Ball, held in the Historic Rose Chapel. Event stewarded by Hous Amberherthe.

Hous Amberherthe has run numerous feasts, balls, tournaments, and encampments, with a pronouced preference for 'high end events'. The following articles are designed to share what we have learned in our endeavours.

Event Stewarding Series

Nice Little Touches (An article written for "From the Tower") (pdf p8-13)

High End Events (pdf)

Potential Event Sites in Canterbury (pdf)

Feast Cooking Series

Feast Budget Spreadsheet (Excel Spreadsheet)

Creating a Feast Budget (pdf)

Past Events

Ancient and Venerable events gallery

Flickr Galleries

Limited focus events:
- The Venetian Carnivale Ball Event Website and Flickr Gallery,
- The French Merchant's Ball Event Website and Gallery,
- The Feast of Sir Percy and the Quest for the Holy Grail Flickr Gallery


Food & Drink

Dessert at Southron Gaard's Festa di Natale (Christmas Feast), served from the sideboard as described in Scappi.  Food and display by Hous Amberherthe and House Annwn.

Dessert at Southron Gaard's Festa di Natale (2018 Christmas Feast), served from the sideboard as described in Scappi. Food and display by Hous Amberherthe and House Annwn.

We do not eat to live. As far as we are concerned, eating and food is an important part of the whole medieval experience. Therefore time and attention is given to eating and food preparation.

Camping Recipes

Olla Podrida (Recipe)

Capon with Oranges and Lemons (Recipe)

Fine Recipes

Marchpane (SG Pentathlon entry)

Recipes will be added as favourite redactions are found and transcribed, or new ones tested.

Planning

Feast Budget Spreadsheet (Excel Spreadsheet)


Clothing & Accessories

Isabel wearing her Anglo Saxon and Chrisian in her heraldic cotehardie at Southron Gaard's Heraldic Twelfth Night.  Event stewarded by Hous Amberherthe

Isabel wearing her Anglo Saxon and Chrisian in her heraldic cotehardie at Southron Gaard's Heraldic Twelfth Night.
Event stewarded by Hous Amberherthe.

Completed Items

Skjoldenhamn Hood (SG Pentathlon entry)

Child's Smock (SG Pentathlon entry)

Velvet Spanish Gorra (pdf)

Pleated Silk Tall Hat (pdf)

Man's Linen Shirt (pdf)

Related Articles

"Purple isnt period" (Personal Blog entry)

Using wax to seal fabric edges (pdf)




We hope you enjoy your visit with us.