RE: [Authentic_SCA] woods: looking for a source
Is there a type of wood you are looking for?
From: Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Cynthia Ley
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 6:18 PM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] woods: looking for a source
On a related note, I am trying to find out what, if any, woods were
imported to England during the 14th century. Clues for hunting, anyone?
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- Much thanks, Folo! You're the best! :-D
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> > On a related note, I am trying to find out what, if any, woods were
> > imported to England during the 14th century. Clues for hunting, anyone?
> Here are a few notes that might give you hints for where and what to
> http://www.dougmccoy.us/ELB.html: "The first documented import of yew
> bowstaves to England was in 1294. In 1350 there was a serious
> shortage, and Henry IV of England ordered his royal bowyer to enter
> private land and cut yew and other woods."
> On medieval timber trade
> http://www.localhistories.org/norwich.html: "The main export from
> Norwich was wool. Imports included woad for dyeing, timber and pitch,
> wine, millstones and fish from Great Yarmouth."
> http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36073: Documents
> on imports into London in the late 15C. There are probably other
> revcords of the like that you can search for earlier times.
> On the other hand,
> notes that: "The first import of Scandinavian timber is recorded from
> England as early as 1230," so England obviously had a surplus of some
> Cheers, Folo