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by Medicus Matt
Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: My semi-relevant to this forum Haiku poem
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Slim, beardless...easily upset :twisted:
by Medicus Matt
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:12 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: My semi-relevant to this forum Haiku poem
Replies: 14
Views: 3815

Tcho! It doesn't even have a kigo! :twisted:


Winter chills the brain.
Monkeyboy thinks he's clever
But proves himself wrong.
by Medicus Matt
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Late Roman / Migration period helm
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

I've PM'ed you.

ERA kit issues are best dealt with by mailing me directly, that's what I'm here for. :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Sun Dec 25, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 16606

WorkMonkey wrote:IN JOKE, only people in MY clique are allowed to know.
MonkeyBoy, you don't have a clique! You are, at best, a hanger on so don't be getting' ideas above your station. :wink:

Merry Christmas boys and girls.
by Medicus Matt
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 14725

Apparently, talk is for Monkeys. :wink:

I'm going to enjoy having you around.
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 14725

Steve, I'll throw Monkeyboy at you at the next show. Just give him back when you're done. :twisted:
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New 5th Century Show for 2006
Replies: 25
Views: 7369

Nigel wrote:watch out for the initiation ceremony
Shhhhhh!

Don't worry, no one's died yet.
Quite a few have vomited horribly but nobody's died.
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New 5th Century Show for 2006
Replies: 25
Views: 7369

Thorlak wrote:I am looking to join one of these early groups

How do I go about joining Era

If anyone can get back to me that would be great

Thanks
I've PM'd you Thorlak
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cinderbury Iron Age Farm
Replies: 61
Views: 14725

Burn it to the ground and build a Saxon village on it.

Experimental archaeology at it's best! :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie King Arthur?
Replies: 29
Views: 7401

Reindeer skins Medicus? Do you have those for sale then? Not yet. All the ones that I've bought back so far are for me and the mine. However, I've a friend who makes regular trips through Stockholm airport, where said skins can be purchased so, if there's an interest, I can ask her if she'd be will...
by Medicus Matt
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Alcibiades on Radio 3
Replies: 0
Views: 3001

Alcibiades on Radio 3

Don't suppose anyone taped ( iknow, tape, so damn primitive) the play based on Alcibiades raid on Syracuese that was boradcast on Radio 3 last week?


Well, you can but ask!
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Warp Weighted Loom
Replies: 24
Views: 6584

Sounds like a lot of hassle compared to making them from clay or stone. Making little net bags for each one? If you were going down that route you might as well have cloth bags of sand/clay/rocks. Or leather bags. Wouldn't be so easy to move them up the warp as you progress either? I made 60 weights...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New 5th Century Show for 2006
Replies: 25
Views: 7369

New 5th Century Show for 2006

Just a shot across the bows. Our cavalry bods, Richard and Wendy Bonner have got a huuuuge new livery and training school in Hampshire and we're putting on a 5th Century show there next year. It's all at the planning stage at the moment but we're thinking one day of show (cav v infantry displays, bi...
by Medicus Matt
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 9514

Nigel wrote: ITS RED AND GOLD not poncey yellow
And it is SO you my dear. Matches your complexion a treat :wink:

The usual fee eh? How much are you going to pay me this time then?
by Medicus Matt
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 9514

Isn't that a bit odd coming from an alleged descendent from scandanavian/germanic hybrids who despite their continued moaning, and a very valiant attempt at Hastings ........... LOST End of story I think :D Brendan C Brave words, my half-pint bog-trotting friend. Best you have a LOT of the red and ...
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 10133

Dan of Britannia wrote:I know I do!
Ahhh, you're back then are you?
I've told you before, I won't have your sort around here, stinking the place out with your foreign food and widdling in the cupboards.
Disgusting I call it.

Bloody Romans.
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 9514

WorkMonkey wrote:Those pics almost make me want to be fighting under the papal banner in 2006....almost

Damn you and be gone from my sight until you recant!
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Object quiz
Replies: 21
Views: 7760

The scene in the painting is of Giovanni and his bride taking their marriage vows, thus the shoes have been removed because the sacrament of matrimony makes the room a holy place. The dog symbolizes fidelity (Fido-to trust), the curtains of the marriage bed have been opened, the finial of the bedpo...
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie King Arthur?
Replies: 29
Views: 7401

All of the above would seem to confirm my suspicions that woad makes for a dreadful body paint pigment. Yes it can be used, it's just not very practical and it would seem unlikely that it would have been used when there were better 'body-art' options available. As there's no historical evidence, eit...
by Medicus Matt
Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4317

A pair of stirrups turned up in one of the Vendel burials in Sweden, which makes them somewhere between 550 and 800AD. Mid-Late 8th century date seems most likely. Current thinknig is that the Chinese had stirrups by 2nd Century at the latest (developed from a single mounting stirrup which may have ...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6373

As an interesting aside, this style of helmet (full face, spectacled with a mail curtain) is first seen on depictions of Eastern heavy cavalry from the 4th century. Possibly brought to the west by Germanic auxillia or foederatii who might have encountered this style of helmet and the riders who wor...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6373

WorkMonkey wrote:No, we don't have interpunctions in birmingham...
Aww, leave him alone, he's only 16 (that's right isn't it Monkeyboy? :twisted: ). They obviously haven't done punctuation in school yet, right?
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6373

Long spiel Monkeyboy :wink: As you say, the Valsgarde 8 is thought to be 6th Century and is certainly of Northern European Germanic/Scandinavian origin...but then so were the Saxons. Any Saxon (or Jute, Geat, Angle, Frisian etc) leader arriving with his 'army' in the 5th or 6th century would almost ...
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6373

Ooops. Didn't sign in, didn't finish the post...total spaz-out :oops:

It's based on a Valsgarde 8 but some of the pressblach panels are taken from the Sutton Hoo helmet.
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6373

S'not as nice as my OTHER shiny helmet eh Steve? :wink:

Image
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9749

Jenn R wrote:Same person made the Roman armour for the opening scene in Gladiator.
Now that DID look pooh! Helmets made by someone who'd obviously never seen a picture of a roman helmet. Looked more like 17th century lobster-pots.
by Medicus Matt
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9749

What's wrong with it?
Nothing, it's perfect...apart from that nude Gingga :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman horned saddle wanted!
Replies: 16
Views: 5497

Ulfric made ours and it's as comfy as a very comfy thing. I know that he's going to be making one for Larsen (most of Alan's are horrible, plastic things, not real ones) so you might be able to pursuade him to make one for you to. Not 'til he's finished our Gothic/Alan saddle though :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 49287

Steven wrote:
Serious question - are there some people so attached to the `side' that they portray that they'd refuse to do anything else? ?
Well matey, you ain't never going to find me marching UP the hill at Senlac Ridge. :wink:
by Medicus Matt
Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie King Arthur?
Replies: 29
Views: 7401

Dunno why you'd want one. Too coarse for sleeping on. On the subject of boars, I've got three boars heads in the freezer if anyone wants one.

Now, reindeer skins from Stockholm airport for £55..they're very warm and comfy! :wink: