Archive for the Renaissance Character Category


Faire Names For English Folk

From: From: Chris Laning claning@econet.org Date: July 1999 Subject: (NEW!!) Faire Names for English Folk NEW RESOURCE!! Are you tired of people named “Chastity Sweetlips” or “Obadiah Cockswinger”? Do you want a source of REAL names for Elizabethan England? Here it is! Based on new studies of Elizabethan naming practices, Faire Names for English Folk is the most […]

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Costuming For The Renaissance Festival

If this is your first visit to our Renaissance Festival you probably won’t be in costume, and that is perfectly fine. However, if the Renaissance spirit grabs you, you’ll soon be longing for a costume to be more a part of the fantasy. Starting as a peasant is a good first step, as the clothes […]

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How To Use Thee and Thou

Language: Thee and Thou This is not grammar you are taught in school, but simply the ordinary way people talk. Your excuse for incorrect usage cannot be that you were poorly educated. Say: “How art thou“, never “how are thee” What wouldst thou have of me? I will go with thee. Thou art a rogue. When the next word begins […]

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Money in Elizabethan England

Money and Coinage The Basics All coins are silver or gold, including the pennies. In times not too long past, copper was used to extend (debase) the coinage without actually spending any more silver. But no money is actually minted as a copper coin. If someone gives you a modern copper penny, laugh and tell […]

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What’s In A Name? Finding Your Renaissance Alter Ego

Are you tired of people named “Chastity Sweetlips” or “Jake Tosspot”? Do you want a source of REAL names for Elizabethan England? Thanks to Chris Laning for sharing links to some great resources for finding a true Renaissance name for your character. Here are the links; http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/christian/fairnames/ You may also be interested in this site, […]

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