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by surofdunholm
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: whats best under chainmail ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7662

Re: whats best under chainmail ?

Thane: I have some bad news dear; the fyrd has been called and I must go on campaign. Wife: You going chasing the Welch again? Thane: No dear, I hear it’s the Vikings this time and it looks like there’ll be a big battle somewhere around the Maldon area. Wife: I’ll go and get sort out your kirtle for...
by surofdunholm
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: whats best under chainmail ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7662

Re: whats best under chainmail ?

Why would you wear a posh, embroidered tunic on the battlefield, under mail or otherwise? Because this would usually befit the status of the character; from an Anglo-Saxon perspective. And your evidence for that in a later Anglo Saxon context is...? A good point Matt. The options for wearing kirtle...
by surofdunholm
Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: whats best under chainmail ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7662

Re: whats best under chainmail ?

Medicus Matt wrote:Why would you wear a posh, embroidered tunic on the battlefield, under mail or otherwise?
Because this would usually befit the status of the character; from an Anglo-Saxon perspective.
by surofdunholm
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: whats best under chainmail ?
Replies: 26
Views: 7662

Re: whats best under chainmail ?

There are 3 things I consider: Oily chainmail can ruin a good tunic; not good if you (or the wife) have spent weeks embroidering it. What's under the tunic can displace the weight of the chainmail so makes it much more tolerable to wear. What will absorb impact, so save bruising; sometimes you get h...
by surofdunholm
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings - Kit Standards
Replies: 42
Views: 13837

Re: This years Battle of Hastings - Kit Standards

Nigel wrote:NOPE

But we will be there
Ahhh so Hastings is an open event...