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by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Northamptonshire Event (17th - 18th June 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 3495

Re: Northamptonshire Event (17th - 18th June 2017)

Hi Rob,
KIBS' new Bookings Officer Adam will be in touch.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Hello Everyone,
Replies: 6
Views: 3460

Re: Hello Everyone,

Hi Richard,
And anyone else who's dropping in here to say hello.

Chris
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu May 12, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 3495

Re: Fresh look for the forums? Yes or No - Thoughts

I agree: the present look is nice and clear. I'm never convinced that the looks of a site relates to whether or not people want to use it as long as things are clear.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: canvas tent
Replies: 7
Views: 3089

Re: canvas tent

To avoid the need for full PPE when treating the inside of a tent, simply erect it inside-out.

(Why does that tip remind me of one you might have seen in Viz?)
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded armour company
Replies: 12
Views: 4489

Re: Padded armour company

Another recommendation for PAC - Debs does good work.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Snapshots from the Boer War
Replies: 0
Views: 1713

Snapshots from the Boer War

In case you are interested, I have posted a thread in the Books etc. forum on a new book about the Boer War: a collection of photos taken by an infantry telegrapher. It's here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=33447
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Snapshots from the Boer War
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Snapshots from the Boer War

Confession: I haven't read this yet but it has been recommended by a work colleague and I thought that the unusual subject would be of interest to many of the re-enactors on here. Snapshots From The Boer War (by Owen David Powell) contains more than 90 previously unpublished photographs taken in Sou...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: An Alternative View of Britain - The Hundred Years' War
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

An Alternative View of Britain - The Hundred Years' War

by Timothy Venning (Pen & Sword Books, ISBN 978-1-78159-126-0) This is a book with a split personality. Some chapters are well structured, taking a single potential change at a time and working it through over a page or two. They use the author’s research into the Hundred Years War well, and inc...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 6455

Re: Saxon Surgery

Just another plug for this excellent book: though since reading it I have had to redescribe my 'arrow spoons of Albucasis' as 'a medieval interpretation of Dioclean cyathisci from the description written in the book of the Roman writer Celsus'. Still doesn't trip off the tongue...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 8309

Re: Fighting priests

Going back up the scale, the Archbishop of Sens was amongst the French dead at the battle of Crecy.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3688

Re: Bosworth 2012

As promised, one flash picture...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3688

Re: Bosworth 2012

Nice to see some cannons for a change, very nice photos... You must be kidding! My father has become obsessed with capturing muzzle flash; I've got hundreds of images of cannons. It's something I'm trying for too, except that I have deleted hundreds of images of cannons. I have exactly one excellen...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Bosworth 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Re: Battle of Bosworth 2011

Pictures of the zombie bash to follow, when I have the time to edit them.That may take a while...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Bosworth 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Re: Battle of Bosworth 2011

More of the same - if anyone can identify these good folk, I'd be grateful!
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Bosworth 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Battle of Bosworth 2011

Pictures taken on the Sunday (21st August 2011) because I banged my elbow up dying on Saturday and couldn't even wear padding on Sunday!
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rings on belts...
Replies: 14
Views: 3551

Re: Rings on belts...

I find mine invaluable for my warhammer. Others in our group use them for axes. I think they're good for anything with a short shaft with a wider head. As noted by others, a sharp sword would be a bit hazardous but a haft won't do any harm.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 7896

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

I agree with what's been said so far, so just to pick up on a point which hasn't really been answered (apart from an aside by Graham): it doesn't matter that you don't know much about the period. I suspect that's true for most newbie re-enactors, with the possible exception of WWII ones because peop...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 9873

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

Colin Middleton wrote:If you're willing to wear machine woven, Hertz Fabrics was selling some lovely braids at Elsecar.



Just a correction: it was Herts Fabrics http://www(dot)hertsfabrics(dot)co(dot)uk.

Though the idea of Hertz Fabric Rental is an intriguing one...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Knights In Battle (KIBS)
Replies: 0
Views: 1552

Knights In Battle (KIBS)

Knights In Battle is a medieval re-enactment group which mostly focuses on combat re-enactment, archery, and medieval cookery. http://www.knightsinbattle.com KIBS are based in Sheffield, and the group was founded in 1973. We perform displays covering many aspects of medieval life, from battle re-ena...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How do you get started?
Replies: 14
Views: 3751

Re: How do you get started?

I... have decided on portraying an 18th century lady of gentle breeding, the land holders wife or sister. This way i can introduce many of the social niceties which seems to be the woman's lot in the 18th cenury as well explore thing like costume, fashion, social propriety and a woman's role in the...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How do you get started?
Replies: 14
Views: 3751

Re: How do you get started?

Ideedee's comments are absolutely the way to go when you're developing your script. I think the point of your question is that you don't yet have the character, and until you have the character, you can't decide on a costume or the script outline because you need to know what your character's viewpo...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10838

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

At the base! wow... ive seen a hand n half break at the middle, but the base would of been the last place id of thought of. Breaking at the base is quite common in swords used as group resources by beginners in training. If it happens to your own sword it means you haven't got out of a bad habit by...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10838

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Colin Middleton wrote:(anything less is the MA equivalent of a builders bun :sick: )


Can you provide provenance for the builder's bun? I hope it contains bacon. Did it include brown sauce?
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on buying a helmet
Replies: 80
Views: 10838

Re: Advice on buying a helmet

Atm i just wear my black shirt un-tucked with a belt round it, from talkin to a guy called Dave Rushworth he said that the more Military style was to have it that way, still covers my *rse any how :) Zachos is right: untucked black shirt is a big no-no in every way. Firstly, black is a difficult co...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th c Italian Persona
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: 14th c Italian Persona

I think we need a caption competition for No.3:

"I shall stand here in my heroic pose until a damsel in distress comes by..."
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bends, tents and a glove
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: Bends, tents and a glove

Sorry, but that's not a bend. It's a napkin! The size of the napkin varied depending on your duties: the man with a big one over his shoulder is the steward of the household. (Hence the staff: he's overseeing the servers delivering the pies.) Colin Middleton was wearing one just like it while servin...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9291
Views: 993655

Re: 4 Word Story

from the freshest phlegm
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?
Replies: 9
Views: 3083

Re: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?

Looks like I'm going to have to read the books then! You can see my difficulty: the source Craig's link goes to gives a single date on which Parliament was assembled, but gives no impression of how long it took them to agree to 33 statutes. But at least he's confirmed that Parliament wasn't attended...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9291
Views: 993655

Re: 4 Word Story

attaching her voiders to

(You need to read the 1100-1500 section to get the joke there!)
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?
Replies: 9
Views: 3083

What do you know about the C15th Parliament?

Doing a bit of reading about the background to our household, I note that John Howard was an MP in 1449, 1455, 1463, and 1467. My understanding of the workings of Parliament back then is a little sketchy, and I’d appreciate it if someone more knowledgeable could give me a brief overview. My impressi...

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