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 Main page and information About Fairfax Battalia  


 Appearance:  Wigs and hair 
 Calendars:   Dates and calendars
 Children:    Children
 Clothing:    Black for clothing
              Hat honour and deference
              Hat service
              Recreating the Reality of Elizabethan Clothing 1
              Recreating the Reality of Elizabethan Clothing 2 
              Stockings in the mid-seventeenth century
Commerce:     Coins of the 17th century
              Income by Social Grouping
              Prices of accommodation, food and drink in 1625
              Tally sticks and the formation of the Bank of England
Communities:  Fladbury Parish accounts: damages claimed from Parliament
              Coventry during the civil wars
Construction: Teak in 17th century
Death:        Concepts of death in Early Modern England
              Life expectancy
Education:    Education
Fabric        Fustian
Food & drink  Chocolate advertisement
Health:       Average height
              Health (William Vaughan’s Fifteen Directions to Preserve Health)
Leisure:      Playing cards
London:       London and the English Civil War
Marriage:     Betrothal ceremonies
Politics:     Levellers
Society:      Income by Social Grouping
              Population: calculations for London and the country
              Servants in the 1640s to 1650s
              Tournaments in the 17th century


Papists, Protestants and Puritans - a user's guide
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 1 The Religious Background to the Civil War
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 2 Some Tenets of Protestant Reformation
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 3 Religion and the Monarchy Prior to the Civil War
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 4 Religion and Parliament
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 5 The Levellers and the Army
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 6 Concepts in 17th century religion
Religion in the Civil Wars Part 7 Other 17th Century Religious Groups