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by behanner
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 5658

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

garment waws closed at the back with lacing. The original stitched eyelets have been preserved." "It is therefore probably an undergarment, over which a second, sleeveless coat was worn. Long sleeved red undercoats of this type are found, for example, in miniatures for the epic of Girart ...
by behanner
Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 5658

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

It would help if you read what I wrote more carefully. A doublet/poirpoint cannot be worn over a coat or gown because a doublet ties into your hose. A coat or gown almost always goes down bellow that. Especially since the exibition started there is very little agreement on the garment, they can't ev...
by behanner
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 5658

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

The second image of the chap wearing his doublet over his tunic/gown is quite a common combination . I disagree about what is shown there. It is definitely not a poirpoint over a tunic/gown since the garment doesn't come down bellow the waist. While it is possible that it is a sleevless poirpoint o...
by behanner
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

Re: Crossbows - some questions

To a certain degree it is a moot point due to safety reasons in re-enactment.
by behanner
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

Re: Crossbows - some questions

There is actually an article just about that.

Holmer, Paul, The Military Crossbow in Yorkist England, Journal of the Archer-Antiquaries 22/1972
by behanner
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: C15th Clothing Conondrums
Replies: 32
Views: 5658

Re: C15th Clothing Conondrums

They aren't hose here is a much better painting of what they are.
http://www.wga.hu/art/l/lieferin/pilgrims.jpg

You see them more frequently on shepards then farmers. And the first image is very late-15th century.
by behanner
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century dances.
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: 15th century dances.

Make sure you cross reference these to make sure you have dances that are right. It is much easier to do it before hand then to have someone come up two years later and be like oh is that dance right? I don't think its right.
by behanner
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?

And yes, Behanner, it is that John Howard. What information do you have on his appearances in the House of Lords? While it woudl have to be verified all peers of the realm were theoretically called to the House of Lords. It is actually one of the defining things of being a baron or lord or whatever...
by behanner
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5069

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

Couple things. Before its resurgence c.1450 Greek was quite rare even among the learned. Before c.1200 learning and education is centered around monestaries and cathedrals so there are few or no institutions that are called schools outside of those. We have a pretty good idea of literacy rates from ...
by behanner
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century dances.
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: 15th century dances.

There is a late 15th century Derbyshire manuscript called the Gresley Manuscript which contains dance songs and steps. Based on various stuff known about the manuscript like the date of the paper, location, use of English names for some of the songs I think it is fair to say it is representative of ...
by behanner
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?
Replies: 9
Views: 3245

Re: What do you know about the C15th Parliament?

Assuming your talking about John Howard who became Lord Howard then he was called to Parliament in the 1470s as well just in the House of Lords.
by behanner
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

Does anyone have the actual quote of what William of Worcester wrote?
by behanner
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

Few more things Worcester may have the wrong place, secondly can anyone confirm that a John Talbot and Christopher Talbot were burried in one of the churches, probably the priory church in 1460?
by behanner
Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

That doesn't surprise me, the thing to do is draw a circle around it at a reasonable distance and look for any towns in that area that still have records. Might start small like a circle is distance to Sheffield and look and see if you can find then repeat with slightly larger circles until you get ...
by behanner
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: 'battle' of worksop, 1460
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: 'battle' of worksop, 1460

Look at all the local records of the region. You're not going to find a lot but you might find something. An example of possibility, in some Kentish town records there are notes of the movements of Warrick in 1460 because letters are sent and recieved and payments for mayors to travel to see him are...
by behanner
Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kiddie Bill Drill
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Kiddie Bill Drill

Marcus, its an Oakham's razor. Do you look to what makes simple sense or do you look for an interesting explanation. Did the Swiss exist before they became really important, yes. Same is true with the Spanish whose tactics defeated the Swiss tactical ideas existed before that happened. Swiss units i...
by behanner
Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kiddie Bill Drill
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Kiddie Bill Drill

Interesting-I doubt that the Burgundian drills would have even been known in England or how easily they would have been then put to use. The greater part of the Burgundain army were made up of mercenaries who would be familiar to drilling, there are hardly any mercenaries fighting in the WOTR. (And...
by behanner
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 2077

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

I've never heard that one. I've heard that part of the reason for his successes was his willingness to seek battle but it is hard to determine what of that is him vs the situation of a civil war. I will say this in his favor. Those who supported Richard of York and Edward IV were much more dedicated...
by behanner
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kiddie Bill Drill
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Kiddie Bill Drill

You might ask yourself if you want to re-enforce this anacronism. One of the italian visitors at the end of the 15th century wrote about kids playing with wooden swords.
If you do want to re-enforce it then definitly look at the instructions in the 1473 burgundian ordinance.
by behanner
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2818

Re: Help /Advice Please .

. So the history books have got it all wrong ,and living under Henry 1V was a really nice time for the welsh . I'm pretty sure when I just pulled Davies book off my shelf that it is an actual book and that it is history, lists sorces and everything. Pretty much everyone was relovting after the Revo...
by behanner
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2818

glyndwr, RR Davies in his _The Revolt of Owain GlynDwr_ shows that most of what you said in your first post isn't accruate, you should read it. How all sorts of different thing fit together in it is fascinating.

Cat I'd love to see that image if you can find it.
by behanner
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2818

That is the period of the revolt of Owain Glyndower. Most of the Welsh captains of the revolt had served in English forces in the previous decades along with units recruited from Wales. So basically like the English but if you research the revolt you might find more specifics. The group that really ...
by behanner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

There is also a certain degree off a human tendancy to create natural paces with those around them. So I certainly could see it being less regimented then safety ideas currently dictate. Burgundian archers were primarily defended by pikes. This idea I believe was originally proposed by an Englishman...
by behanner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

I've honestly never given much thought to it. There are certainly drawings that would indicate group action. And the Burgundian Ordinance of 1473 kinda indicates is. "In like manner they are to exercise the archers and their horses, to get them used to dismounting and drawing their bows. They m...
by behanner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

Mass volley firing is the real effectiveness of the longbow. It would start about 300-400 yards out and continue until you end up close enough for the archers to consider alternate actions. So basically you would have to cross 3-4 soccerfields under archery fire. For crossbows I'd guess you are more...
by behanner
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

As to the clout question, I only say it doesn't feel right because that type of shooting is optimised when shooting masses of arrows in volleys. I would be interested in any historical evidence for archery volley fire. Perhaps the first shot but after that? What evidence is there? Is it just a reen...
by behanner
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: pics of braziers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Assuming you mean a small container to put a fire to warm oneself with then I've only seen them in Spanish and Italian art of that period.
by behanner
Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

Point to bear in mind about the SCA though is that they use very different bolts to the UK rubber blunt type. Not that it is of particular importance but SCA down in Australia does and they used to back in the old days on the west coast in the US. With those same weights. The point was as a beginin...
by behanner
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7421

This may be one of the few instances where the SCA's obsession with safety might have some use. The SCA's max weight for a standard bow is 30lbs which from what I hear is about what re-enactors in the UK use. For crossbows the maximum for a "crossbow is one which does not exceed 600 inch pounds...
by behanner
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 8499

Your breast plate is too long. The waist of your breastplate should be at your natural waist which is about where you belly button is. It should either end there or transition into a fauld, which will move kinda down away from the body and should be made such that it will fold in if you bend over a ...

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