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by Friesian
Sat May 12, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6159

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

Nope. I just meant that I have never gone up to them and lifted up their clothes to see what they had pointed it to. When I started re-enactment desert boots with the tongue cut out was considered authentic and docker boots were passable as riding boots. With all the other inaccuracies that abound ...
by Friesian
Fri May 11, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6159

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

I've seen riding boots pointed to something (I've not gone up and checked what) around the waist at events. Yep Marcus, a lot of re-enactors point them to a belt around the waist rather than to point holes in the side of the thigh of the hose as shown on the tapestries......Although this seems OK a...
by Friesian
Thu May 10, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2012 Bosworth.......... April
Replies: 18
Views: 6159

Re: 2012 Bosworth.......... April

Regarding riding boots, a lot of the images (look in Talhoffer for example) depict the rider with the boots rolled down, I think I'm the only one who wears them in this fashion (probably because it looks daft), but I quite like the 'S Express' look ! I only wear them at events where I'm riding, just...
by Friesian
Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach you legs?
Replies: 19
Views: 5392

Re: How do you attach you legs?

christine de pizan, livre des faits d' armes et de chevalerie - in a depiction of a siege (not Hussite but from a similar area of what we now know as europe and in correct time era) shows the army attacking to be in padded leg armour and poleyns covering the knee and just above and below and two de...
by Friesian
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 4678

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian, 18 months ago, I took a team to the United States National Cavalry Competition. I had the same scenario with one of the team corning up my horse that didn't need it. Ended up being rolled on leaving me with losing the tip of one side of my hip, 2 broken ribs in my back a torn right lung a...
by Friesian
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 4678

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian, In heavy work, oats are still fed. The trouble is in the UK we have so many companies supplying mixes, from simple non-heating mixes and cubes though to loyalty mixes, veteran mixes, old timers, and conditioners. Then we have additives, like blue chip, lo cal, outshine, etc. In the old da...
by Friesian
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 4678

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian said: 'Also,besides the size of horse & what work it is doing daily it would depend on what time of year it is whether that is a 'good' ration. I would think anyone giving 14lbs of oats to a horse after a night on the spring grass might find that Dobbin has turned into Red Rum on blue ...
by Friesian
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 4678

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Thank you Steenie. At the risk of teaching granma to suck eggs, bear in mind that the Imperial measures most people grew up with, and relate to, were only finalised in the Weights and Measures Act of 1824 . Prior to then measurements can vary significantly. I can comfirm that the peck in question w...
by Friesian
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 47770

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

STEENIE wrote:So where does that leave you if you have a russetted suit or gilded lol
:crazy:


Rich I would imagine :D
by Friesian
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 47770

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Never heard that one before !
by Friesian
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17004

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

What is it with re-enactors and Type16s?! Here's Hector Cole's interpretation of the Towton arrowhead. It was once thought to be a Type16; but that may be by the same people who are convinced the Type16 was the most common military head, and they saw what they wanted to see. http://www.hectorcoleir...
by Friesian
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17004

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

There is also no good evidence to suggest military archers used anything but bodkins for warfare. Swallow-tails and Fowling (crescent) heads are for hunting, not military use. They are just too expensive to supply in large quantity. With a bodkin, you can just pull it out from the spacer backward; t...
by Friesian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s

Not seen any either , though I would think it slightly more probable than wearing greaves without cuisses as seen on many reenactors ....That just seems obviously wrong (and looks a bit silly) Okay, that must look odd.....still buggers me not to have any reference for the cuisses-only....keep on lo...
by Friesian
Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s

Not seen any either , though I would think it slightly more probable than wearing greaves without cuisses as seen on many reenactors ....That just seems obviously wrong (and looks a bit silly)
by Friesian
Thu May 26, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 7435

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

http://www.timelineauctions.com/lot/gro ... purs/3487/

Not a bad guide price if anyone is interested
by Friesian
Wed May 25, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 7435

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

chrisanson wrote:no good then?

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They look a lot earlier style than 15th to me - did you make them ?
by Friesian
Tue May 24, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -
Replies: 27
Views: 7435

Re: Sources for spurs suitable for 15th century -

Out of interest, were people still using the long prong pig sticker type spurs in the 15th century? I can only come across high status images of men in wearing rondel type ones. According to visual evidence (manuscripts) combined with archeological evidence prick spurs were long gone .Rowel spurs w...
by Friesian
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 8714

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Which one's that? The RA's 'venetian' velvet covered sallet (the one with the brass decoration) is also highly questionable. The sallet is really heavy for some reason but the decoration is 19th cent and the covering is a) cotton velvet and b) allegedly added by a curatyors wife in the early 20th c...
by Friesian
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 8714

Re: Mix and Match Armour

For some reason that Paris helm is the most trotted out pic for people choosing helmets ever. I can see whay, it has its charms but it's thought by most arms and armour curators and sundry experts (probably apart from the Museum it sits in...) that its a 19th cent one. Dont know about you mate but ...
by Friesian
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 8714

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Wow, thanks for the indepth advice everyone. I hadn't researched that helmet at the time and had only found it while looking at barbutes at best armour, my question was a part of that, however while it is an authentic helm, sadly it seems that its a jousting helmet. The only source I could find for...
by Friesian
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 8714

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Hi guys, Just a quick question about mixing different types of armour from the 15th Century for WOTR. I'm about to start buying my first pieces of armour, but I wanted to check first before I started buying parts. I have my eye on a visored Barbute at Best Armour (http://www.bestarmour.com/barbute_...
by Friesian
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Sport
Replies: 12
Views: 3871

Re: Medieval Sport

gregory23b wrote:slap cock :devil:






possibly just a tad made up by reenactors.


Wash Cock :D
by Friesian
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 3941

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Burgundian ordiances include crossbows, bolts and arrows (but not bows for some bizarre reason) as being part of the artillery train.


Perhaps the archers were carrying their own bows ?
by Friesian
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Froe
Replies: 7
Views: 3816

Re: Froe

Billhook wrote: hammer marks most frequently indicate 19th/20th century use by someone who didn't know how to use a billhook...


That'll be me then :rock:
by Friesian
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Handgonnes at Towton
Replies: 23
Views: 2718

Re: Handgonnes at Towton

The manufacturing of firearms in that period of time was notoriously unreliable, Mr Sutherland said. He revealed the reason the guns were probably not found intact was that it was not uncommon for the weapon to explode in the user's hands because of metal casting faults. Experts at the ISIS Researc...
by Friesian
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England
Replies: 4
Views: 2792

Re: York City Levy - C15th in Yorkshire & North East England

Now also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/York-City-Levy-living-history-group/233450911347 Only just seen these links & photos . Very nice people in The YCL ...........Would recomend them if you live in the North East & want to do quality 15thc LH ........................(Thats a ...
by Friesian
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Arrow head date?
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: Arrow head date?

Hi, I'm after some information for the dating of Bodkin arrowheads. I'm trying to get a rough date for the one in the picture link below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/penske666photography/4774460003/ Cheers Penske In the exhibition it dates it at 1460 from a skirmish at Worksop that alledgedly took...
by Friesian
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 11934

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

Colin Middleton wrote:I did a quick analysis of numbers in the Howard Household and it broke down that approximately 25% were gentry, 25% were grooms and 50% were yeomen. I would expect every group to contain at least 1 gentlman at that rate.


Would that be 1 gentleman , 1 groom & 2 yeomen ? :wink: :D
by Friesian
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19179

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Back to topic! Documentation from the early Royal Navy tells us that women posing as men got employed as ship hands and were sometimes not found out for quite some time. ......................................... The same would count with women fighting during the 15th century posing as men . Why wo...
by Friesian
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19179

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Fox wrote:
Friesian wrote:The point i was trying to make was that this line of thought has been done to death . All the thread is lacking now is a link to the Lothene web site :roll:

Sorry, Then I misunderstood.
Thanks for your valuable contribution. :roll:


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