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by The Methley Archer
Mon May 19, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4914

When i'm without the wife i spend all my time chasing two kids about :!:
by The Methley Archer
Sat May 17, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5982

How about this. Taken on a wet windswept day at Fore in Meath
by The Methley Archer
Sat May 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Abbots and Vicars and other men of the cloth in conflict.
Replies: 17
Views: 3150

Hang on Marcus, this will take longer. I haven't just read about him last week but his name rings a bell :D :!:
by The Methley Archer
Sat May 17, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Abbots and Vicars and other men of the cloth in conflict.
Replies: 17
Views: 3150

Marcus, beat you to it. :D The priest was called Richard Folville and the incident happened in the village of Teigh, Rutland in 1340. As it happened the gang was held in some esteme as when the remaining members were taken to trail they were aqquited and the justice of the peace had to do pennance :...
by The Methley Archer
Sat May 03, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Indian Cavalry
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

spot the difference :D

sorry the photos haven't appeared.
by The Methley Archer
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Indian Cavalry
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Nice, I hope St George is not too bruised after Sunday.

Do you have many more at Wrest?
by The Methley Archer
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Ireland in the 15th Century?
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Marcus, no rush. Its taken a year to join so it muight take another year to post...... :D
by The Methley Archer
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Ireland in the 15th Century?
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Just applied now. Tried to join last year but for some reason couldn't even get to the applications screen.
by The Methley Archer
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Ireland in the 15th Century?
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Ireland in the 15th Century?

I have looked but not been very succesfull in finding infomation regarding Ireland in the later part of the 15th century. All I know is Duke of York, leiutenant (can't spell) of Ireland along with Clarence as well as Edward was Earl/Duke? of Ulster. Any info, sources or books would be much appreciat...
by The Methley Archer
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 8111

I visit a lot and have a close association with the Killala area of Mayo and have visited Moyne Abbey and Rosserk Friary manys times. I have often wished I could get our group and get permission to set camp in these locations as the areas are beautifull (and 15th C to boot as well). Fore in Meath is...
by The Methley Archer
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 8111

ok, that is a fair point to make. i suppose i am just allergic to first person; it makes me quite uncomfortable. i must also concede that at least the venues are making an effort to provide "infotainment" [what an awful word ] for paying visitors; over here there is really nothing in the way of cost...
by The Methley Archer
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 8111

I would love to be able to engage on a first person basis but as mentioned by others earlier it is my confidence that knocks me back in this (and chasing the kids every where). Very happy in carrying out 3rd person to the extent that this weekend at Lincoln Castle I had a Mop and their teenage kids ...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 13353

Cleggy,

You can get bow scales, all you do is pull as normal with the scales attached and it measures the poundage, itn takes seconds. This could be carried out at the same time as a sharps check before entering the field.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 13353

Zauberdachs, I currently shoot and fight using Helmet, Jack, sword and buckler. All you need is a bow and some blunts, marked in the most obvious way you can think of so you can get them back at the end of the event as the only event I have been at that supply arrows is Tewksbury. Sharps to practice...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Another sensitive subject
Replies: 26
Views: 5868

Annis - yes Mike did lose his arm to a cannon incident, in France, at Crecy as it happens.
How old is he!!! :shock:
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C Hose
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Don't think so, my understanding is if the hose are made correctly then the bits that fall are held in the codpiece and don't fall out :D But then again i'm not a tailor.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C Hose
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Thanks very much, and no falling out :D
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C Hose
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

15th C Hose

Sorry to be a pain to the more informed as I really should know this, but were hose lined in the 'seat' area? I've lost my Medieval Tailors Assistent otherwise I would'nt ask.

Oh and knowing how you lot can argue over the colour of the sun, answers may include yes, no or maybe :D

Ta.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mourning in the fifteenth century
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

I apologise but now that you have had some info I have to reply with the first thing I thought of.

"Mourning in the 15th C"......... same as any other century... before the afternoon!!!

sorry I know very poor.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 11945

Ahh Colin, I was trying to reply from memory after the last time I read it. What will happen now is that you will read it , be nice and fresh and my memory will be wrong and then I'll skulk off in shame. :oops: As an aside I was skipping through some of the illustrations in 'Warbow' this morning and...
by The Methley Archer
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 11945

Colin,

Look at 'The Medieval Archer' by Bradbury. It was not so much archers as professionals but crossbowmen during Norman and Angevian periods, although archers did form large contingents in their armies.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Too young, Too thin :D

I am now depressed :(
by The Methley Archer
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: is that a real baby?....
Replies: 27
Views: 5164

Generally I get "can we take their picture" :D

But be careful, at Warwick last year I had my back turned for 1 minute to find my youngest in the arms of a MOP couple who took offence when took her out of their arms and told them off :x
by The Methley Archer
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5982

Termonfeckin Castle, Co. Louth, Ireland
by The Methley Archer
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5982

How about Moyne Abbey in Co. Mayo, Ireland
by The Methley Archer
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 7292

gregory23b Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:09 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "hhh, the DeVeres, full of pretentious people. ................. " Never dis the Deveres, never..... John De Vere was a super geezer, we would have won Barnet h...
by The Methley Archer
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 7292

Ahhh, the DeVeres, full of pretentious people. :shock: .................





................thinking of the local hotel, before anyone gets upset :oops:
by The Methley Archer
Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Jack Construction
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Jack Construction

Is there any reference for lacing the side panels of a jack together instead of sewing them.

I,ve seen one illustration in a CoStG Dragon magazine.

Is there any more out there before I start to repair mine and possibly go down that route (waist is thickening a bit :oops: ).

Thanks,

Chris
by The Methley Archer
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What would be the right sword for an archer? Pictures?
Replies: 27
Views: 5717

If you want to be a combatant archer then the sword will be better than a knife as i have found that most opponents keep you out of arms reach. Mine is an Armour Class 'Falchion' with a 66cm blade and the later style of pommal/le and i can reccommened them as it has been in the thick of things at va...
by The Methley Archer
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: General History
Topic: who would win?
Replies: 42
Views: 7961

The romans in open battle, but they are at a bit of a disadvantage in forests.

Did you know that Henry V mobilised the clergy (each armed acording to his status) to defend england whilst he went off on his holidays to France.