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by GuyDeDinan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: New SCA Groups
Replies: 0
Views: 3346

New SCA Groups

Hi all,
I am pleased to announce that we have three new groups forming:
Hart's Holt - Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
Okynsfirth - East Midlands
Baile Ceann an tSionain - Limerick City, Ireland

More information about us here: www.insulaedraconis.org
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Southampton Museum burgled
Replies: 0
Views: 2309

Southampton Museum burgled

RJ Mitchell's cigarette case amongst the items stolen:
http://m.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11858094. ... id/?ref=ar
by GuyDeDinan
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?
Replies: 11
Views: 5700

Re: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?

Hi Loxley, SCA contingent that covers Hampshire is West Dragonshire, with their fighter practice at Basingstoke. Usually we've got an event on at Winchester each year, but i think next year will be Romsey. http://www.westdragonshire.org/ For more general British/Irish/Icelandic activities: http://ww...
by GuyDeDinan
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Early medieval groups in Herts/London
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

Re: Early medieval groups in Herts/London

The SCA has a friendly London group - www.thamesreach.org with regular revels in Archway, one on this Saturday, on bookbinding.
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?

We have an SCA event near Southampton in the new year if you fancy dipping your toe: http://www.westdragonshire.org/events/2 ... hnight.htm
by GuyDeDinan
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4290

Re: Insulae Draconis - SCA

I passed on Lachlan's details......
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4290

Re: Insulae Draconis - SCA

Hi, have asked my contact there for an email, be with you shortly.
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4290

Re: Insulae Draconis - SCA

Just to add our groupings.
http://www.insulaedraconis.org/groups/index.html

We also have incipient groups in Coventry and Durham.
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for group in/near London + transport question
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: Looking for group in/near London + transport question

Eh up, I live and work in Central London, not got a car either, and am with the aforementioned Thamesreach. Drop me a line? We have an informal revel in Archway next weekend (not a fighting event, but a nice gathering in a hall).
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for re-enactors in London
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Looking for re-enactors in London

London is also covered by the SCA group Thamesreach, who meet regularly in Archay (2 mins form the tube station), as well as organise various events throughout the year. www.thamesreach.org
by GuyDeDinan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Mediaeval Groups near Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: Mediaeval Groups near Bristol

Local SCA (Bristol to Cardiff) is here - www.mynydd-gwyn.org If you're around this weekend, you'll find them living in Raglan castle.
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 12218

Re: mid 14th century knight

Back tracing the Cunnan wiki link (an SCA Barony in Australia), it appears lifted from this website http://www.chronique.com/Library/Glossa ... arms_c.htm

Not getting much else out there on google other than crockery - maybe Armour Archive can help?
by GuyDeDinan
Sat May 28, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: A brainwave regarding student medieval re-enactors
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: A brainwave regarding student medieval re-enactors

It should work, it's a system I successfully used when recruiting for a (nameless) political party a few years back. it also works for our SCA groups as uni branches are separate to our geographical branches, thus student members link up with the summer revel and event season we run.
by GuyDeDinan
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of the Thirty 1351
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

Re: Battle of the Thirty 1351

Miscreant - many thanks for that link! Yes, there's two I've spotted so far, John Dagworth and Jean de Beaumanoir.
by GuyDeDinan
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of the Thirty 1351
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

Battle of the Thirty 1351

(I just did a search t see if I'd already posted on this, but got no result - apols if I have repeated myself). I am tracking down the heraldry of the participants and have found most of the Blois faction and a couple of the English )Hugh de Calverly, Robert Knolles), but was wondering if there are ...
by GuyDeDinan
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for a group to join
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: looking for a group to join

Our sister group Flintheath have one or two members near to you - www.flintheath.com, and we are active in the M25 area with monthly revels and other activiites.
by GuyDeDinan
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1460s bloke patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

1460s bloke patterns

I'm currently staring at both my MTA and Tudor Tailor for inspiration but am having problems putting together an idea for costume. The main problem is my pot belly, lovingly crafted form years of ale appreciation, and the extant patterns and ideas seem to rely on very straight lines, e.g. the double...
by GuyDeDinan
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4290

Re: Insulae Draconis - SCA

Just a short clarification to add where we actually are. Our main concentrations are - South Wales, Bristol, Wiltshire, Hampshire/Berkshire, London, East Anglia, Yorkshire, South Scotland. We have sub groups forming in Coventry and Lancaster, as well as individual members in other places such as Her...
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8220

Re: Asians in C15 England

That makes sense, the Mayor of Bristol wrote to Parliament in 1453 wanting to know what to do as there had been a number of cases of Italian men marrying local women as a way of avoiding extra taxation and obtaining some form of citizenship that might protect them and their interests from being sei...
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8220

Re: Asians in C15 England

Thinking further, why not invite her on to here, cos we're playing around with a lot of assumptions on her ideas and interests?
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8220

Re: Asians in C15 England

From a personal (SCA) point of view, I'd keep it simple, otherwise the lass and her group are going to get tied up in knots in the presentation. It is a fairly basic one, but I would think along the lines of coming alongside the spice trade via Genoa or Venice, into Bristol or Southampton (not Londo...
by GuyDeDinan
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanting to assemble beginners armour
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Wanting to assemble beginners armour

Hi Sir Rustbucket, whereabouts are you based? As a resident SCAdian on these forums, I would argue we are not LARP, we do have an internal awards and rank hierarchy, but that is predominently built up through actual service and accomplishment - the skills acknowledged are ones that have been learnt ...
by GuyDeDinan
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4290

Insulae Draconis - SCA

We are part of a historic re-creation society that investigates and re-enacts fighting, arts, crafts and sciences from the Dark to Middle Ages. We differ from most historical re-enactment groups in that we cover the time envelope of the fifth century to the sixteenth century. Also, our focus or is n...
by GuyDeDinan
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sir William COURTENAY of Powderham b1427 d1485
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

I seem to recall that he had a tiff with the family who owned Tiverton castle at the time - Richard Duke of Gloucester intervened personally. Am dusting off 15 year old mental notes here mind.
by GuyDeDinan
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sir William COURTENAY of Powderham b1427 d1485
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

I seem to recall a load of bits and bobs at the Westcountry Studies Library next to Exeter Central Library, back in the day when I was researching the wars of the roses in Devon when I was at college there. Might be a good excuse to visit Powderham as well. http://www.devon.gov.uk/lsdatabase?url=etc...
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9078

Maybe the evidence searchers are looking at the wrong campaigns? Just a random thought, but the Hastings/Poitiers etc. examples trotted out are more formalistic campaigns. Later period examples that are often trotted out - English Civil War, etc. are through necessity, siege, defending the husband's...
by GuyDeDinan
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Textile conservation crisis
Replies: 27
Views: 4748

BBC online - http://tr.im/iPmM
by GuyDeDinan
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 7546

The first one was a shifty bastard who only saw England as a cash cow, bled the place dry he did. Oh wait, that's most Royalty.
by GuyDeDinan
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 8923

We certainly have a split between those who have no problem dealing with the public and those who just want to get on with the pageant and research. As for the female combat question, again not a problem as we rarely do public events, and I noticed one lady beating the crap out of several of our mor...
by GuyDeDinan
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: tart cases..casings
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Have a gander at Early French Cookery - Sources, history, original recipes and Modern Adaptions by D. Eleanor Scully and Terence Scully. It sources it's receipes (including tortes and pastries) from Chiquart, Viandier of Talievent and the Menagier de Paris. I've found it easy to read and relate to. ...

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