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by behanner
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 6855

Tuppence wrote:Commercial patterns are only a neccessity if you either have no aptitude (in which case what the hell are you trying to sew for anyway?!), or if you're just too lazy to put in the effort.


This pretty much sums up us Americans. :lol:
by behanner
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recontructing History Patterns - Any good?
Replies: 32
Views: 6855

Slightly different perspective. Since the 1960s or so most people who learned how to sew at home in the US learned to sew from purchased patterns and many of them can't hardly sew without them. My mother being one of them. So atleast on this side of the pond patterns are pretty much a nescesity.
by behanner
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C Huke/Hulke - medieval poncho?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

I'm not sure that is the right term for the garment but that is a possible term for the garment. Always try and verify Embletons examples, he's usually pretty good but always double check.
There are several depicted in the BNF Froissart.
by behanner
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Info on Ralph, Earl of Westmorland
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Start with basic kits and what not and worry about some of those details a bit later. Also try and make contact with as many people interested in doing 15th century in your region as you can and the nearest groups.
by behanner
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 4008

While I think a nicely edited video with a great script would be wonderful personally at the moment I'd settle for an hour of mostly unedited but structured video. You can't see much in you tube videos and some real description would be nice. One of the things that has made the Vikings sucessful her...
by behanner
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 15C Romani Images
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

by behanner
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Patterns for hose
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Reconstructing History.
by behanner
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 4008

Anything ever become of this?
by behanner
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Campaign Style Events?
Replies: 22
Views: 3982

While I think people are right it is more about self indulgence we should not underestimate the impact of being able to move history through places so these things didn't happen over in the next town but has a larger impact. Also possible media exposure. How about Shrewsbury to Bosworth leading into...
by behanner
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

Philip, I love your answer, because you don't make excuses. Too often people all want to pretend that one thing was something from somewhere else as well. You have an awesomely right attitude. Go and do what your evidence leads you to instead of trying to pretend your evidence matches what your doing.
by behanner
Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

Outside of the Italian evidence the first link there is nothing that indicates they are fought on foot. Actually there are a lot of reasons why French evidence has a lot of validity that Italian doesn't. While England is obviously a different place then France and for that matter France has differen...
by behanner
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

sorry I was not clear by duels I meant judicial duels. some displays of skill at arms- melees tend to have bigger numbers Please post evidence of such a feat of arms, not involving a siege that was fought on foot and not on horseback by bigger numbers. Yet there is evidence of the behourd and traini...
by behanner
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

To my knowledge there are no foot tournaments that resemble Rene of Anjou's Melee. It is just the nature of it. Foot combats tend to be more in the shape of a one on one duel. I believe the first known barrier fighting that did not take place as a deed of arms during a siege or what not was in the 1...
by behanner
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

The historical tournaments in California are heading towards this. mounted club combat in full 15th century harnesses. I'm curious about these nylon wasters, anyone have any information on them? Would these be the historical enterprises tournaments? I heard someone say that they were often plated i...
by behanner
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

The historical tournaments in California are heading towards this. mounted club combat in full 15th century harnesses.

I'm curious about these nylon wasters, anyone have any information on them?
by behanner
Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Football.
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

From the Miracles of Henry VI The game at which they had met for common recreation is called by some the foot-ball game. It is one in which young men, in country sport, propel a huge ball not by throwing it into the air but by striking and rolling it along the ground, and that not with their hands b...
by behanner
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Occupation? Nun
Replies: 14
Views: 2686

There were 3 Poor Claire houses in England in the 15th century. Bruisyard, Suffolk Denney, Cambs. London Bruisyard, little seems to be known. There apparently is a bit about Denney in the VCH as their last abbess Dame Elizabeth Throckmorton was apparently a figure we know a bit about. London- The Mi...
by behanner
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Football.
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

If you want to do this somewhat correctly you should find the articles on medieval football written by F P Magoun jr. They were also combined into a book. If you can find a university with Jstor at it I believe some of them are in journals on there. Interestingly enough there are already mentions by...
by behanner
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Occupation? Nun
Replies: 14
Views: 2686

I would not jump so quickly on that ship and ignore all others. I would see if you can find a book on the Poor Clares in England in the 15th century. That way you have something to give you more meat then just a rule to follow. I'm pretty sure they were not under local church jurisdiction so it can ...
by behanner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Soldier
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

i may as well ask i have come across a line "all the lord chamberlain's men have become my lord of buckingham's men"(simon stallworth's second letter to sir william stoner dated 21st june 1483) would that be common to take over a hole household and retinue??? This mostly refers to indentu...
by behanner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Soldier
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

E-mail Bob Reed at jlrr at comcast.net I believe he has read the whole thing and likely will mail or e-mail you a copy of the work he did if you ask nicely. Research takes a long time, less so with good indexes but once you have a couple of good sources under your belt you can actually do some cool ...
by behanner
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle idea
Replies: 22
Views: 3159

Originally when I got the idea and before I posted it in regards to the armour I was thinking that anyone who got hit where they did not have armour went down. Honestly I would say that in regards to this it may be something that will need to be played with and tweeked. The battles are suppose to be...
by behanner
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle idea
Replies: 22
Views: 3159

Battle idea

The too many billman in WOR re-enactment issue came up on another board and someone said that they were an archer but went to billman because they rarely got to fight when he was an archer. So here is my idea and please read the whole thing before you judge it. Start the battle off with the archery ...
by behanner
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Soldier
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

This may sound strange but you are thinking of the problem backwards. You are saying- We are this <modern term> what does that mean we portray. You should be looking at it from the other direction. The men soldiering for the Duke of Norfolk were X,Y and Z and we portray portion Y. Your best bet for ...
by behanner
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30123

Colin Middleton wrote:I wonder what a 'bill' is as opposed to the cheaper options.


The information is from a summary so it is likely that from the actual acconts a bill and a white bill are the same just not distinguished.
by behanner
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30123

Colin Middleton wrote:
If only we knew which was cheaper, we might have a clue.


We do.

Black Bills 11d
White Bills 3s 4d
Bills 4s 4d
hedging bills 7d
by behanner
Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30123

My guess is that a white bill is one with no rust treatment on it, while a black bill has something put on the blade to stop it rusting. I'd guess that a white one is one that has been polished where as a black one is still black from the forge. If you leave the carbon that forms naturally from wor...
by behanner
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Modern necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 8437

Wine is as good an anti-bacterial as most if not all foodsafe products on the market.
by behanner
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30123

My guess is that it is Rhenish as in Rhineland but other then that I was unable to take a guess. A dissertation I have about the French expedition of 1475. There are lots of sources out there that almost no one here has seen that have either been transcribed or are in print. Just kinda shows how bad...
by behanner
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 30123

Fuel for the fire. War Materials purchased by William Ross for the French expedition of 1475. 660 black bills 154 white bills 106 bills 80 battle axes 25 battle axes, gilt 400 morispikes 1,660 Stakes for the field 400 lances 300 lances Remnants stored at Calais 128 black bills 420 stakes for the fie...

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