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by knight1066
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: re enactor/living history archer/Templar/pirate
Replies: 4
Views: 3072

Re: re enactor/living history archer/Templar/pirate

Knights Hospitaller of Warwickshire do what it says on the tin. Based (but not exclusively) in the Midlands, however, you would have to change Holy Orders and give up your life of sin as a Templar and join God's chosen military Order.
by knight1066
Tue May 08, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for re-enactment group
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

Re: looking for re-enactment group

Hi Wolfie Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of reenactment. Glad to see the younger generation are still interested in our heritage enough to express their interest, by keeping it alive, through living history....well done. With regard to groups within your area there must be some, although I...
by knight1066
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

The shield now has a large Lion Rampant Or painted onto it and therefore no longer looks just flat blue. Had not got round to painting the device onto the shield when I attended the photography day but found some time this weekend. So problem solved. Also used that colour blue as it was the nearest ...
by knight1066
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Added another link to a great picture of me at sunset.
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Biro wrote:Hehe - just wish I could figure out who you are....
My name is Alan Watkins so look me up on facebook and I'm sure you will recognise me
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Two at the moment - one for under mail, one standalone - but I'm expecting a sleveless one for over mail to be delivered next week. All good for combat. Can we call that one a draw? No you definately win on the Gambies. Anyway I know your kits excellent, as I seen it often enough at Conquest events.
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Four

But then again it's not how much you've got, it's the quality of the kit that really counts and if I am totally honest only one of my gambesons is excellent combat quality. The other 3 are not that padded but are ok to wear if not fighting
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Sounds like I'm bragging now, but its more a case that I'm a sad git: Three Spangenhelms One Nasel Helm (Olmutz) One flat top full face (The blue one in photos) One domed full face One transitional bucket helm (Full face with rear neck guard) One late 13th Century great helm Two Chapel de fer (kettl...
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Hmm. shields.. Sounds a bit like you have a similar shield-fixation as me. Currently running at 5!! (although one's about to be sold)[/quote] Pretty much so. Currently have 13 shields, 3 are just display and 10 are reenactment quality. One round viking/saxon shield Two "Conquest colours" round top k...
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Oooooh, it's YOU! Duh. Who's the ....vibrant orange lady? Yes it's me......how are you Matt The vibrant orange lady (Boudica) is Lesley Smith the curator and lease holder of the castle....she also does Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I among many other historical characters as well as appear on t...
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Re: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Wow - that's a lot of blue! Although I have noticed many modern cameras really seem to show a 'brightness' to colours that just arn't there in real-life.. My pics in the Secret Wood thread scream 'RED!!', but in reality it's a much more muted kind of lighter brick-red. Nice to see the finishing tou...
by knight1066
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 6326

Tutbury Medieval photography day 2011

Here is a link to some of the photographs taken by a professional photographer called Geoff Oliver at the Medieval photography day held at Tutbury Castle on Sunday 23rd October 2011. Photos of me are the Norman Knight in blue surcoat and helm and also the Knight Hospitaller http://geoffoliverphotogr...
by knight1066
Thu May 26, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Barbarossa (dvd)
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: Barbarossa (dvd)

I have the dvd of this movie.....found it quite disjointed in the fact it did not seem to flow especially well. The actors kept refering to the loosing of arrows as "FIRING" (Common hollywood error) and there was some plate armour on display (especially on Rutger Hauer's Barbarossa character) when t...
by knight1066
Mon May 02, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 3501

Re: WTB Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur

Does anyone know where I would be able to buy tanned grey squirrel fur suitable for lining a 15th jacket with? Did you mean "15th Century jacket".....In which case grey squirrel would be totally wrong as a lining because the Grey Squirrel wasn't introduced into Britain, by the Victorians, until the ...
by knight1066
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9517
Views: 1211212

Re: 4 Word Story

the stage of contentment
by knight1066
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: is there a 12th Cent society in the midlands ?
Replies: 23
Views: 5079

Re: is there a 12th Cent society in the midlands ?

Hi Brian Although I was at Kelmarsh with Conquest I never had the pleasure of meeting you. Anyway I have been a member of Conquest since 2005 and thoughly enjoyed every moment. My passion is also centred around the 12th century and I've learnt a great deal about the period within the group but i'm s...
by knight1066
Thu May 13, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Outlaw
Replies: 11
Views: 3916

Re: Outlaw

Just finished reading "Outlaw" and thoroughly enjoyed it; pagan worship apart. Waiting with anticipation for the next book in the series "HOLY WARRIOR". Due out later this year. Synopis: The year is 1190 AD: Richard the Lionheart has launched the epic 3rd crusade to seize Jerusalem from the cruel Sa...
by knight1066
Wed May 12, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Black Death
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Black Death

Found the following link to a movie trailer for Ironclad


http://www.moviepilot.de/news/wird-iron ... ood-105070
by knight1066
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Black Death
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Black Death

Heres word on a new movie starring Sean Bean called "BLACK DEATH" Released on May 28th in cinemas this may be worth a look......or not? I know nothing about the film except it is a medieval horror movie probably set in the 14th century about a group of Knights who accompany a monk on a quest to disc...
by knight1066
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

How long did it take to put up the card board back drop? That was tricky because we had to source the materials, construct it, paint it, erect it, have it inspected to pass building regs, conduct a risk assessment, redesign it because it kept blowing down in the wind then start the whole process ag...
by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

Re: Kenilworth

knight1066 wrote:Here are some pictures from Kenilworth castle August bank holiday Monday. Seems like the photos have lost a bit of clarity during the resizing process
by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

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by knight1066
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

Kenilworth

Here are some pictures from Kenilworth castle on August bank holiday Monday. Seems like the photos have lost a bit of clarity during the resizing process
by knight1066
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5968

is there any re enacting groups willing to take on a very willing 14 yr old. i have some idea about saxon times and have been told i look like an angle many times. I think it is fabulous and refreshing to see a 14 year old interested enough in history and the re-enactment of history, be it whatever...
by knight1066
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon re enacting group in west dorset
Replies: 15
Views: 5968

I also like all the periods from the Roman withdrawal from Britain all the way to the Battle of Bosworth. But must admit my absolute favourite bit is the middle bit 1066 to 1216.