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by robjones999
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 2690

Thre is also a difference betweeen a cross-shaped pendant and a crucifix.

Religious images have a power in the middle ages, and should be used as such.
by robjones999
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 2223

Oh yes and Grossteste (~1240) does say that a lrod should ensure that his retainers wore the livry they had been given so as to uphold the lord's honour, but I don't think he is talking about 'livery' as you are using the term (the lord's bade and colours) but think this is more about ensuring that ...
by robjones999
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 2223

You might find that men loyal to a lord, even in the 13th C wear his livery, rather than his heraldry. I'd guess that this follows through onto aliets and possibly shields too. It's a nice idea but I'm not sure there is any evidence of livery in this period. Have just been re-writing the chapter on...
by robjones999
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Knife/Dagger length
Replies: 26
Views: 8748

Italian knife - cinquada

Not entirely clear on the difference - function may have something to do with it - but the blades of daggers shown and used in the fifteenth-century manuals arethe same length as the users fore-arm, if that helps.
by robjones999
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Heraldric bishop mitres helmet.
Replies: 36
Views: 3349

Colin Middleton wrote:That's not to say that the editor didn't butcher her research.


Fair point.
by robjones999
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Heraldric bishop mitres helmet.
Replies: 36
Views: 3349

The Osprey on the Templars was written by Helen Nicholson whos is a specialist in the history of the ilitary orders. I know her well and would trust her research as it is impeccable. The colour plates, as with all Ospreys, can occasionally fall short of the text, but are on the whole good educated g...
by robjones999
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Heraldric bishop mitres helmet.
Replies: 36
Views: 3349

I can see you argument and, whilst I think it's a bit spurious (it effectively allows you huge amounts of latitude in what you do), I can't say more than "fair enough". Crests could be quite extreme - just look at the drawings for the tourneyers in the Manesse Codex. Whilst these are for t...
by robjones999
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Heraldric bishop mitres helmet.
Replies: 36
Views: 3349

The only contemporary illustration I have seen of a bishop's mitre on a helmet of the period you are looking at is from a manuscript illustrated by Matthew Paris. http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/results.asp?image=040159&imagex=1&searchnum=2 The text describes the capture of the Bishop of Beauv...

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