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by Clarenceboy
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Re: Bridport muster and others

Thanks eveyone for the offers of help, if I can't get hold of a free copy then I'll pick up a copy of the Armouries year book, looks like £15 from their online shop
by Clarenceboy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plume holders
Replies: 30
Views: 6112

Re: Wtb Plume holder?????

Spotted a cheap alternative at tewks this year
by Clarenceboy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suspended shelving in tents
Replies: 17
Views: 4130

Suspended shelving in tents

Seen a few people using these and I like the idea but I wanted to know if anyone had any eveidence for it before I go about knocking some up. A lot of pictures don't show much of the interior of a tent so this may be a hard image to source but from what I have seen people using it looks to be 2 or 3...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Re: Bridport muster and others

Cheers Allan, that would be great

Benhanner: had a look on the british museum web site as they have online coppies of a lot of documents and thought they may have had it electronicially if not physicially
by Clarenceboy
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2655

Bridport muster and others

Just wondering if anyone know where there might be a link to any images or the document or any other muster roll documents from the time?

Google isnt helping and the british museum doesnt seem to have them online either, anyone know a source thats accessable and free?
by Clarenceboy
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carrying loads on top of your head
Replies: 16
Views: 4366

Re: Carrying loads on top of your head

Long but interesting article on carrying things on your head and the most efficient way of doing it.

With the right movements you should be able to comfortable carry 70% of your body mass on your head!
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0642.htm
by Clarenceboy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you get your Polearms?
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Where do you get your Polearms?

As captain of a dedicated bill block I'd second the recomendation of Andy K, all his bills are forged and not slab and socket (avoid if at all possible as the construction is wrong) as for Arma Bohemia they do excelent sharps but I haven't seen any of their blunt work as yet so i'd reserve judgement...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17822

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Just to add to Langley's point (get it!) I know a lady who used to be in the same group as me who did her degree (masters and later Phd) on fabric and did her dissertation or at least an essay on the twists per inch of wool by machine and by hand, I honestly cant recall which way round it is but one...
by Clarenceboy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Underarm gussets on kirtles and doublets
Replies: 29
Views: 4895

Underarm gussets on kirtles and doublets

Just wondered if anyone had any evidence or images of kirtles or doublets with cut underarm gussets? The sort of thing im talking about is seamed and intentional not rips or anything? I have seen some re-enactor clothing like this and just wondered if it was correct or a modern thing to allow more m...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 22
Views: 4629

Re: Shaving

Great images Karen, thanks. Interesting that the playing card barber shop seems to be using a folding razor and nothing that looks like soap or foam on the face so one assumes its oil. The other image by Lucas van Leyden seems to show some sort of lather on the chaps face and also the razor looks li...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 22
Views: 4629

Shaving

Wondered if anyone had any ideas or sources for this. I am putting together a few bits for a personal grooming set at events (15th C) so far I am looking at a ear scoop, tweesers and tooth pick along with a mirror and razor, having sourced all these I came across a bit of a problem with regards the ...
by Clarenceboy
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 4271

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

Out of interest how do you think the handle in the mary rose find is atached? Pegged on, glued (if so what glue can hold for 500 years underwater?) or bound in with the coopering bands?
by Clarenceboy
Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 4271

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

Thanks everyone for the info on things. In an attempt to summarise am I somewhere close with the following Coopered mugs: Around before the 15th century and date back to roman and iron age but not evidence for England in the 15th but do come in very soon after with a find on the Mary Rose Turned mug...
by Clarenceboy
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 4271

Wooden boxes and mugs

Just wondering if anyone knows if there is any evidence for turned wooden mugs, coopered wooden mugs or birch bark boxes in England in the 15th century? I have had a look round the net and found plenty of people selling them but cant find any origional sources. Personally I quite like the look of th...
by Clarenceboy
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded jacks
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: Padded jacks

These chaps were at the ILHF with some very nice off the peg jacques. http://www.medieval-market.biz/goods.php?kategoria=5&sex=1&kat2=Arming%20garments They are machine done but you can get hand sewn ones if you want to pony up the cash. Having tried one on at the market and always having th...
by Clarenceboy
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 8603

Just to add my 2 pence worth. For the buckler I'd go for a belt hook (http://www.6of1.biz/page4.htm), plenty of them found about the place and in various museum books, tie a loop to your buckler handle and then hook it on. No one can then question the authentisity and its easy to get to when ever yo...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Recommended linen for tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

I don't have any real experience of sewing tents however I do know a guy that made his own linen bell tent and another guy in our group that is thinking of making one so if you want to have a chat with them I can put you in touch I'm sure you have already thought of it but my first thought would be ...
by Clarenceboy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where is the best plac to get a bill?
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

01709 363127 top man for anything in metal, also a great bloke to have as the anchor when doing space hopper tug of war (even if we were robbed!)
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

No worries about the sorce, just found it myself, sorry should have googled before asking
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

I realise that the good majority of pine tar would have come from scandanavia and most of it would have been imported to the UK for use rather than made here. I wanted to try this both as a experiment and to get some for an end use. I believe that some production would have happened in the UK and ev...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

Hmm thats good to know, so make sure you do it in a well ventilated space so that a build up of explosive gasses doesn't happen, good to know it now!
by Clarenceboy
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3363

Pine Tar/Pitch

I'm thinking of having a go at making some pine tar at events and I was wondering if anyone had come across any pictures of how it was done in the period (15th cent) I have done some background on how it is done "tradionally" and a lot of it is made in scandanavia by filling a container (b...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 21267

Perhaps you'd do well to bring extra blankets just in case Warwick is the same as last year ;-)
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Check out these guys http://www.matuls.pl took a while for them to deliver (7 months) but then I did put in a big order. Otherwise we recently picked up a pair of nice barrells from the ILHF so worth a go there too. Both polish companies, I have a feeling there is a little old polish chap working aw...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Thanks for the information Brother Ranulf have to see if it can find the paper. Karen, the pics are interesting but hard to tell if the bands are metal or wood however the find in the well in York seems to suggest that they did use metal to hoop coopered items as well as wood. Thank you both very mu...
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Coopering

Just a question about coopered items like buckets, barrells, butter churns etc How should they be bound in the 15th century in the UK I know hazel it correct but I was wondering about brasss hoops as well? From what I have heard steel or iron hoops don't appear till a bit later and are more of a 16t...
by Clarenceboy
Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 21267

Wet or not it looked the part mate. Hope to see a MKII version soon. Sorry again about the nose, arm and arrows!
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport Muster roll
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Ta very much!
by Clarenceboy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport Muster roll
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Bridport Muster roll

Does anyone know of a publication that contains the information from the Bridport muster? Everyone refers to it as a source but I can't seem to find an actual book or anything with the text in it. Ideally i'm looking for a translated version rather than a reproduction of the origional illegiable mid...

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