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by Alex Clayphan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lyre Music
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

the other possibility is to contact archeologica musica of cambridge as they have produced period music for anglo-saxon/viking period
by Alex Clayphan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 15th century harp
Replies: 8
Views: 3685

dear sue, I have the designs for a medieval lap harp if that is of any use to you? I can be reached through alexclayphan 'AT' I usually check the e-mail about once a fortnight so I may not reply instantly
by Alex Clayphan
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 43857

One of the problems, especially with the really big battles is that the public cannot identify with backs. Hastings is great fun for the participants, but pants from the audience point of view, unless you have a good emotive commentator. A thought I've played with on a small scale at our events (Anm...
by Alex Clayphan
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with Shakespeare?
Replies: 20
Views: 6622

Shakespeare was reallly very clever, contentious issues, such as vaunted in Richard II (removing one's monarch from power), Scottish kings in Macbeth, etc. were written into the plays themselves, not as representations of history, but as a very effective way of drawing in the crowds to the theatre b...
by Alex Clayphan
Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What was worn underneath maille legs?
Replies: 17
Views: 5804

We tried hanging mail hose from a belt, and that proved agonising and cumbersome indeed. Solution we came up with was a sort of stiff leather shin guard overlaid with mail, and a short overlapping hose section mounted onto leather that shielded thigh and knee. It's more work, but less cumbersome by ...