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by behanner
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7800

Re: ladies hair

Brother Ranulf wrote:Any canonical or civil law punishment at that time must have been cause enough for stress . . .


I don't think it is about stress but about openness. Like stripping yourself down to show that you have nothing to hide.
by behanner
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7800

Re: ladies hair

It's all hair related, so why not? Gerald of Wales, during his visit to England in the 1180s or 1190s wrote in De vita Galfridi Archiepiscopi Eboracensis that elderly women dyed their hair when it turned grey (Vanity, thy name is Woman :shh: ). He doesn't state what kind of concoction was used, pre...
by behanner
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bridport muster and others

Ben Rodgers wrote:I've got a copy it cost me £5 from Dorset County Record Office best £5 I ever spent


Copy of the original or a published edition.
by behanner
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

The story is not 100% accurate to the actual history of any actual mercenary company in that battle but I think if we want to press for that level of accuracy then there are probably other, more glaring, issues which should be resolved first. While I am not disagreeing with your statement, stories ...
by behanner
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Correct the Bridport muster is from the great general muster of 1457 which was about assesing military strength and not about units being sent to fight battles. The Norwich muster from the same 1457 great muster also has women listed in it.
by behanner
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Problem with Tewksbury is that the mercenaries were Flemish/Burgundian.
by behanner
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Ignoring literary and pictorial evidence for a moment...I suspect that there are as yet no archealogical finds of fighting women amongst Medieval battle site graves. The short answer is no. The long answer is that the evidence isn't really useful, there haven't been many battle graves excavated so ...
by behanner
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

But perhaps the real point is: What good does it do anyone, from a re-enactment point of view, even if you could prove it happened? None. Either a woman can successfully disguise herself as a bloke, in which case it's a moot point; or she can't, in which case that isn't what she's representing. Din...
by behanner
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 20177

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Dickie wrote: However, I have evidence of C to the B employing Hussite Mercenaries, I may even find the relevant article somewhere and show you,


Now that is something I'd want to see.
by behanner
Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bridport muster and others

It was Norwich not Nottingham.
by behanner
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lancastrian households and colours for Powis
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Lancastrian households and colours for Powis

Have you gone through Wales and the wars of the Roses By Howell Thomas Evans?
by behanner
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bridport muster and others

CB I couldn't find any place on the British Museum website that would contain that kinda thing. Next time try the British Library or the National Archives. Also Google books. And for this one you might try the Royal armouries website as they published it. The Bridport muster roll of 1457. Royal Armo...
by behanner
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Just as a note to Marcus's post. The end of the 15th century is actually traditionally considered a turning point in the evolution of the ideas of modern racism. As Marcus points out traditionally in western Christianity once you a baptized convert you are Christian. Due to the number of Jews and to...
by behanner
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Bridport muster and others

I believe it has been published twice, plus Dave has a photocopy or scan of the original and I believe made his own transcription or atleast notes on where he believes the others are wrong, he holds that structures in the original but not in the published versions are important. The musters of 1457 ...
by behanner
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Just an observation, but if something is a one in a million occurrence but it's is attested in history then it is still historical. It might not be generic to the time period but it's still historical and provable. Interesting though about the underlying point that Re-enactment should focus on the ...
by behanner
Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

[quote="Matt Easton] Sorry, but I just don't really think this is important. The fact remains that if this lady wants to have a historical background then she can, if she doesn't then it doesn't matter... [/quote] Actually it is up to her group, those groups that affiliate with her group, and t...
by behanner
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Brian we aren't really even talking about her. We are talking about historical facts and how they are interpreted. What she and her group do are up to them and those that they are involved with. I don't think anyone has suggested that she be bound to a narrow portrayal due to her skin color. Reality...
by behanner
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Given that we know both Italian and Portugese ships came to London in this period, and those both Italy and Portugal traded with various Asian ports, I would say that is your most likely historical justification, if you want one. See now you bring up the real issue. What is acceptable historical ju...
by behanner
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

That fella Lord Rivers brought into Southampton to teach his people how to do double figure accounts had five fellow Genoans with him in the 1470's so he must have more than doubled the Italian population. Well actually no. Particularly after the Cade's Rebelion and the anti-alien riots in London o...
by behanner
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Do you know if this means people who were in those counties at the time of census, or people who were resident, or people who had re-settled? These are residents that have not be "made citizens". Are there reasons why there might be so few aliens appearing? Was the survey done for tax or ...
by behanner
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

So perhaps a reasonable answer to the question 'were there coloured people in england in the middle ages' would be: There were plenty of people of african origin in spain. This would be misunderstood by most people that I know. Saying they are of African origin implies they are of sub-Sahara Africa...
by behanner
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Survey of aliens living in England in 1440. Excluding London. Not including, Dutch/Flemish, French, Irish or Scots. Cornwall 3 Portuguese 1 Guernseyman Devon 1 Spaniard 1 Portuguese 4 Manx 25 channel islanders. Dorset 30 channel islanders 1 Portuguese Somerset 4 channel islanders Hants 10 Italians 1...
by behanner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

Crap I just lost my post. There is an article "Survey of the Alien Population in England in 1440" I'll post more details later since I lost them. I'll just cover a couple things Marcus just brought up. Because Venice used gallies and had huge crews these crews were diverse, so for a short ...
by behanner
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8514

Re: Asians in C15 England

If people ask if there were people of different skin colour in england in the middle ages say yes, people and goods traveled from much of the world. Actually that is a pretty bad answer. Outside of a few groups Italians mainly, maybe some baltic Rus you aren't going to find people who aren't NW Eur...
by behanner
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 12174

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Late medieval gynological texts are full of vaginal supository recipies, and one indicated its use for a regular period.
by behanner
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: tarot and medieval times
Replies: 18
Views: 4711

Re: tarot and medieval times

There are a good number of other "divinaiton" things. Here is a link to one that uses dice from a late-15th century commonplace book.
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/te ... .001%3A4.3
by behanner
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5074

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

Well it is important to differentiate between a grammar education and an upper education. I don't have acess to the books currently but there is reasonable acess to grammar level education by the end of the 15th century, in many places as long as the student had promise schooling was made affordable...
by behanner
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5074

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

Colin Middleton wrote:Personally, I reckon that being able to sign your name and count to 5 was probably enough for you to get by in most areas of life for the poor.


One thing to remember is that the less literate a scociety is the less importance literacy is.
by behanner
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5074

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

You probably are remembering references to IV Lateran in 1215. It refers to educating the people in regards to doctrine and preaching but doesn't cover much things like reading. Lay brothers are parts of orders (monks/friars) and so would have had little place in education. While you see the continu...
by behanner
Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 5659

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

When I first viewed this garment I also thought it more likely to lace at the front , however I have not had the benefit of sitting alone with it for hours on end (let alone taking it apart !). I'd be more up in the air about it if every historical costumer I've seen comment on it said it should go...

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