Actually, I’m not a wife, but that’s the title given me by commanding officer when she asked me to look into the clothes we were wearing in our English Civil War reenactment group. I am Ian Dicker, a reenactor and TV Cameraman and I started this blog to collect and organise as many pictures as I could find that had relevance to my hobby, the wars of England, Scotland and Ireland of the 1640s. Too many articles about this era have used European and out of period images to demonstrate what was worn in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and I hoped that if I could stick to my remit of only posting from the correct period and geographical region that I could do something worthwhile.
I think I’m beginning to succeed. Using the tags and categories on the home page, searches can now be made from more than 200 images for specific items or themes and it is possible to look at trends in a way that I believe was really tricky before I started the blog. Hope you enjoy looking through the pictures as much as I’ve enjoyed putting them together.