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by Brendan_the_lesser
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: 13th century kit

Slightly later than your specific date, but more or less correct, I imagine the poorer person wouldn't have changed drastically. Big mix of stuff

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Categ ... wski_Bible
by Brendan_the_lesser
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates image
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Coat of Plates image

Thanks JG, I'll email them, those pictures would probably be best.
Latheaxe google was my first stop but the whole reason I posted here was because I need permission from the photographer to use their image, I have to know no one is going to complain if the image is published
by Brendan_the_lesser
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates image
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Coat of Plates image

Wondering if someone here might be able to help me out, I'm looking for an image of a coat of plates, preferably Visby type one, but anything similar would be great. I'm writing a paper on Anglo-Irish armour for a journal and need permission for all the images I use, as well as the name of the owner...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need Help: simple medieval food
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Re: Need Help: simple medieval food

Thanks for the suggestions, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for, i'll give em a trial run during the week see how they come out.
Thanks! and any more suggestions are welcome
Brendan
by Brendan_the_lesser
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need Help: simple medieval food
Replies: 7
Views: 3091

Need Help: simple medieval food

Hey I'm running a medieval weekend for a Cub Scout group and am trying to get one or two simple dishes that i can get them to make. They are between 7 and 11 so have fairly short attention spans, especially in big groups so the simpler the better. I think the taste and simplicity is more important t...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

I've just been re-reading this thread, as i'm getting ready to write the actual thesis, and i realised the amount of ideas and suggestions that were thrown out at me, some i'd already thought, some were completely new, all were appreciated. I just want to thank everyone who posted here for a great d...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

On the bascinet question, is it really a bascinet or an early open sallet or something transitional that doesn't have an exact clasification. I've seen helmets classified as Barbuttes or Sallets that are almost identical to a bascinet, but simply of a later period. I don't think any armourer sat up...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Ya I do think they are bascinets shown on most effigies, they seem to have been quite common in Ireland at the time, they show up in pictures and drawings and I think the one helmet find from the country is a bascinet, or at least related to one anyway. Thanks for the mention of anima armour, i hadn...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

no certainties but I'm guessing that they must have been fastened at either one or both sides, wherever it was fastened there had to be a coresponding break in the bands on the opposite side to allow the armour to be swung open, like a lorica segmentata, to allow the wearer to get in. I don't think ...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

The first is of Piers Butler the 8th Earl of Ormond c. 1539 and the second one is of James Schorthals from 1507, both are in St. Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny.
The whole group date roughly between 1450 and 1550, with one anomoly dating to 1637
by Brendan_the_lesser
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

my favourite thing about that picture is that he can't get out of his armour, there are no visible breaks in it so it looks like the bands curve all the way around to the back, it would have to be bent completely out of shape just so he could get out of it, and he must have gotten some awful bruises...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Maybe I underestimate the effectiveness of the armour alright Darren, thats what i'm here for; a bit of greater insight. As you say they probably aren't ideal for withstanding that kind of attack and might not be quite as effective as top notch plate, but would still hold up well. And Marcus I think...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

I actually missed Marcus's post about running in the brig first time around, but it reminded me of a quote i came across while looking at a paper on warfare in Ireland, can't remember who said it though; "Unless they choose there is no one there to fight, Our custom is to pursue and fight, and ...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Well maybe out-dated was the wrong choice of words for Wisby, maybe functional or utilitarian would be better? I would think that a militia, especially for what i believe was a wealthy trading town, would have decent equipment, but I cant imagine that they had the very best of the best. even the act...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

No i think you were right, looking at some stuff i found comparing the toughness of plate against the impact of various projectile types showed that even the best 15th century armour would not stand up to a hand gun within its effective range. I'll go into a little more detail about what i'm working...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Hmmm, might have to do something a little more scientific than that, but that does sound like the most fun option by far... :twisted:
by Brendan_the_lesser
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Thanks, that seems like it might be pretty useful, pity there's no work done on the subject as yet, guess i'll have to do it myself :D
by Brendan_the_lesser
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Sorry i must have gotten confused with my dates, thought proofing was earlier, oh well if that is true that is still equally useful to me for my research, thanks for the input. But what about other types of attack, such as bows, blunt force attacks, whatever, is there any work comparing the effectiv...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Coat of plates Vs Plate

Hi I was wondering if ye'd be able to help me with a little research i'm doing, I want to find out if there has been any work done comparing the effectiveness of Plated armour (coats of plate, brigandines, jacks of plate etc.) with proper plate armour against various forms of attack, particularly fi...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "fake" Brigandine
Replies: 36
Views: 6435

Ah i've been known to show up in stranger places Pajo
and i look forward to seeing this nice new kit and grubbying it up a little over the summer...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "fake" Brigandine
Replies: 36
Views: 6435

i know Pajo has moved on from the idea of a "fake" brig, but i still think i can understand his reasoning for it, in Ireland we rarely, if ever, face plate armour, and when we do we probably go a lot lighter on it then most people do in England, simply due to lack of familiarity with it, s...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval farming tools
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

again, thanks for posting, gonna be going to my lecturer with my ideas in a few weeks, at least i now have an idea of where to look before i go to him.

any more suggestions please post away...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval farming tools
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Thanks for the replys, and sorry for the lateness in mine. Medicus Matt: i know its a broad span of time, but thats what i'm looking for, the trends throughout the period, means a lot of work, and makes it harder to get specific information, i might narrow it down to th 13-15 centuries, but i'll see...
by Brendan_the_lesser
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval farming tools
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Medieval farming tools

looking for books and articles on medieval farming tools, as well as weapons that were based on them (flails, Bills etc.) for a dissertation, can anyone help me out with some names or links? thanks in advance....
by Brendan_the_lesser
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Norman Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Ya a random commissar, just liked the pic. Anyway, Borrowed an Osprey book on Normans, i know they can be unreliable so anyone know anything to look out for in this, anything less then accurate? Also what kinda headgear was being worn during this period, have only seen arming cap style ones so far....
by Brendan_the_lesser
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Norman Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Norman Kit

Okay looking to do Norman Kit properly, late 12th century (invasion of Ireland 1171 most probably) lesser nobility. Know what kind of arms and armour i need (roughly) and i won't be able to afford all of that for a while (i'm a poor student), so mostly i wanna know about soft kit, if people can show...

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