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by The Methley Archer
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ponderosa Battle Of Wakefield 1460
Replies: 13
Views: 3554

Forrest does the mean and moody very well :lol:

Fighting through the ditches was intresting :!:
by The Methley Archer
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 8322

Have wandered into a new world!!

A friend of mine further down the street has a 'bomb shelter' under the back garden. Its like a cellar, only under the garden, and accessed directly from the house. Its only about 6' x 6' and 4' high. Its now the kids play room.
by The Methley Archer
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 1
Views: 1716

Fair play to ya :D
by The Methley Archer
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 4976

Just for discusion a painting by Hieronimus Bosc? Two Sheperds.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 9152

No exact date:

"L'Annonce aux bergers. Danse champ�tre.Heures de Charles d'Angoul�me, Folio 20V. French, late 15th century"
by The Methley Archer
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 8850

But judging by the number of miserable-looking women I've seen at some events, dispiritedly chopping carrots or simply sitting by the fire doing nothing, looking as if they're rather be anywhere else, there's a lot of it going around. My wife is one of them. She only does it so we can spend time to...
by The Methley Archer
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Calling the Saville historian.
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

That would be fantastic :D

Ive also found mention of the family name (family history printed in 1800's with lots of info from the college of heralds) as being landed and and had dealings with the Saville family, but I don't know which branch.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 8850

Its hard enough getting mine to mind the house, never mind make weapons as well :D
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20703

Jack,

At Warwick it will be used as the awning, as the big tents coming with enough funrnishings for a 3 bed house, including extra blankets :D .
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20703

As the season is upon rushing upon us and the weather this week has been grand....shelter MKII has sufaced from winter storage for its first veiwing.

Its 4m X 3m and can also double up as the awning for my burgundian (thats how i sold it wifey :D ).

Looking forward to my first outing on my own.
by The Methley Archer
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wedding practices >> Chaucer
Replies: 18
Views: 2293

I can only comment on my own wedding weekend of being closeted in our hotel room for three days after the event... :D

.... we had food poisening from a dodgy chinese the night before the wedding :cry:
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Calling the Saville historian.
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Thanks very much and to Craig as well :D
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Calling the Saville historian.
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Calling the Saville historian.

I've been reading the history of the Savilles on their website and it mentions a bit of a clash on Sircote Moor nr Halifax. They were aided by the Stansfield family against the Pilkingtons. I'm very curious to know if what info you came cross or where it was in relation to the Stansfields. Much appr...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how do you treat pattens
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Or a couple of coatings of linseed oil to soak in and then a quick rub with the beeswax.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17481

That has GOT to chafe.


Who cares Fran :lol: ..thats taken away the image of men in corsets
by The Methley Archer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined hood on late C14, early C15 cloaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

John, I just knew that was coming when I posted it :D I'll have to do more looking know just beacuse I was lazy and couldn't be bothered saving the date! When I find it Ill edit.

edit - Have added what info r.e. dates i can find, its as good as its getting off me :D .
by The Methley Archer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

For Tod,

Has anyone seen brigs with blackend nails or are they all shiny.
by The Methley Archer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined hood on late C14, early C15 cloaks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Just to muddy the waters. Does the chap in blue, at the front, have a hooded short gown/cote round his neck.

Discuss :D


Edit - "L'Annonce aux bergers. Danse champ�tre.Heures de Charles d'Angoul�me, Folio 20V. French, late 15th century"
by The Methley Archer
Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: BBC History Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Marcus Woodhouse Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:36 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- No I think it's because if you are slathering at the mouth because of the injustice done to Saint Richard of Gloucester than you have to go along with the...
by The Methley Archer
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8546

'Never trust a Stanley' is qoute from a well thumbed book I have :D
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Its as I found and expected. It just means I have to put a little bit more thought into the making of mine :(
by The Methley Archer
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Just to resurect this thread,

Has anybody seen images of side fastening brigs like the White Rose Apparel Archers Brig. All I have found are front fastening like the Royal Armouries brig or have I just answed my own thoughts.

Ta.
by The Methley Archer
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Thanks very much Jel, planning is in progress!!!
by The Methley Archer
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

What style of rivet pattern is suitable for mid 15th C. All the images of extant brigs i,ve come across show the 3 rivets together in a triangle like Jelyemps has done with his. Whiterose apparel have the archers brig in a straight 4 in a row pattern and no lung plates.

Any guidance helpful.
by The Methley Archer
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Yep, I've seen this site. In fact was going to post the link myself this morning. I'm gethering info at the moment as there is no way the wife will let me start this until after we've had some building work done. Steel source and cutting sorted, holes will be drilled but what to use for rivets is ma...
by The Methley Archer
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Thanks very much to the both of you.

LJT have you seen this http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/armour.html
by The Methley Archer
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8955

Brigandine Thicknesses

Has anyone got an info regarding thicknesses of the plates used in 15th C Briggs. I do remember a previous discussion but that involved what people thought the thickness of armour should be that is worn on the battlefield now.

Any pointers in the right direction would be grand.

Thanks
by The Methley Archer
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C Huke/Hulke - medieval poncho?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

15th C Huke/Hulke - medieval poncho?

Is there pictorial evidence of this type of outer/traveling garment know as huke, which is akin to a mordern poncho. All I have found is a modern artists inpresion in Ospreys Longbowman, early interpretation in Dorothy Hartley's Medieval Costume and how to Recreate It, a model wearing his in Gery Em...
by The Methley Archer
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Knife/Dagger length
Replies: 26
Views: 11024

Can anyone help with this image described as: Table a treteaux," le Chateau de labour, gravure sur bois de Pierre Gringoire vers 1500 It was taken from a Company St George, Dagon issue. I know its a line drawing of an image and I'm looking for the original image and have had no luck in finding ...
by The Methley Archer
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Knife/Dagger length
Replies: 26
Views: 11024

Knife/Dagger length

At what length does a knife become a dagger or how are they different? The reason being that would like a suitable blade for *15th C* re-enactment similar to the blade on my Fallkniven F1 that I use for my bushcrafty/camping stuff. Is there a data base of medieval blade shapes? Any help much apprici...

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