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by Honourius III
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Feathers used for fletching.
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Feathers used for fletching.

Traditionally we speak of the Archers using Goose feathers for fletching their arrows, and quite rightly so. Other feathers we know used were, Swan, Peacock and Crane. But, and this is my question, at that time the Great Bustard was quite common and would have been used for food. Does anyone know if...
by Honourius III
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 9337

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

A very interesting thread this. I would like to throw in another question. Did most of the arrows used come from coppicing or were they, as now, made round. Did they spit planks of timber into squares at about an ell in length and then plane them round? Coppicing seems to me to be far less labour in...
by Honourius III
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 5786

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

I have recently made a 15c parvise with a chanel down the middle and covered it with canvas both inside and outside then painted it. I used 5 peaces of good quality of ply wood, two outer large peices (about 9” at top by 6” at botom) two set at a slight angle to make the chanel (about 1.5” x 2”) and...
by Honourius III
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Azincourt 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4934

Re: Azincourt 2015

Yep we'll be there.
by Honourius III
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: what oil is best for a yew longbow please
Replies: 6
Views: 3331

Re: what oil is best for a yew longbow please

I have two bows over thirty years old anther one fifteen years old. I have never rubbed any oil into any of my bows. However I do re-varnish them when needed. A little tip to help with you bow when in its bag is to make a little cone shaped cap out of a scrap of leather to go over the knock. It will...
by Honourius III
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leaking Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 4036

Leaking Tent

Greetings all
I have a leaking tent, ;( Please can anyone recommend a good sealant.
by Honourius III
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers deformaties
Replies: 11
Views: 3929

Archers deformaties

Hi All For some time now I have been puzzling over the physique of the Medieval Archer and whether or not starting to pull heavy bows at an early age caused him problems in later life. There are many deformities heavy excursion at an early age cause, Os Acromile for instance, this occurs in two smal...
by Honourius III
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

Thanks Ellena
It looks a possible badge for John Zouche. So may be they are right.
by Honourius III
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

You will have to fight Richard Mackindly for it at Bosworth then, he says its his.
by Honourius III
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

Hi All I was fortunate enough to attend a series of lectures on The Wars of the Roses called “Blood and Roses” at Christ College Oxford from 24 to 27 March. There were many eminent and excellent speakers, one of which was ill and could not attend but his presentation was put on by Professor Anne Cur...
by Honourius III
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Archers A New Society
Replies: 42
Views: 11070

Re: The Archers A New Society

Hi Peter
Great Idea. Count me in, ex T Mobile member.
John
by Honourius III
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

Thank you for that brilliant piece of research. By the way I should have mentioned the Boar is in fact not only solid silver – it has definite signs that it was also gilded.
by Honourius III
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

Cant see that, Ghost.
by Honourius III
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fourth Picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: Fourth Picture

Its a chevron
by Honourius III
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

Thanks for that drawing Brother Ranulf. It does help to focus on the object better. I think I can now see where you are coming from, that does look like a lizard with all its ribs (not feathers as I first thought) with its head down the bottom turned to our right and a foot on our left.
by Honourius III
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

No, no paint just a silver bore. They seem to have settled for Richards bore. Its the bird that has got them, and whats it holding in its beak.
by Honourius III
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fourth Picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Fourth Picture

Last Pic from Bosworth.
by Honourius III
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Bosworth Battlefield finds

To All, greetings While at Bosworth I went along with several others, Pete the Pong, several gunners and some quite normal people to the Museum at the invite of Richard Mackinder to be sown the finds and to talk about the new site of the battle. One of the finds was particularly interesting it is a ...
by Honourius III
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1704

Re: Dying Silk

Hi I am the friend who is painting the cote for Colin, the paint I will be using will be Acrilic with a polimer to make it more flexable.
by Honourius III
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 17867

Hi Guys I’ve come in half way through this discussion and now I feel I must say my piece. I was at Kelmarsh using a longbow. It is 45lbs not powerful as I don’t want to hurt anyone. Also we had to shoot at half or three-quarter draw, (very imprecise) At full draw using a big bow I can drop them in w...
by Honourius III
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7844

Tents

I have purchased a tent from World Tents. It’s a good tent well made and a bit different in that it does not have a wheel around the centre pole. The tent is held open by poles around the circumference stressed out. The tent is in two parts the roof is erected and then the walls are attached by hook...
by Honourius III
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at war
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Women at war

Hi All I’ve been reading Arrowstorm by Richard Wadge, A well researched book, and well worth reading. Forgive me if I’m bringing up an old discussion but I find this bit fascinating. He states on page 46 regarding the muster records of 1457 at Bridport. 197 men and four women and to bring their own ...
by Honourius III
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9523

Archers orders

I always give the order 'Archers, Archers Mark your targets , (rather than Nock), Draw, Loose. Then continue with Mark, Draw, Loose as the volleys continue.

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