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by behanner
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making a Brigandine
Replies: 22
Views: 3368

Might also check stainless. And what kind of finishes are availible on the tensile steel. The stuff I am able to get here is double electric galvanized so it looks almost exactly like it was tinned. Some of the pieces Bob Reed examined before Wolfe Argent made their brigs were tinned so they tinned ...
by behanner
Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making a Brigandine
Replies: 22
Views: 3368

You might look in to high tensile steel strapping or banding.
If you can find it in a good width and thickness you can get the same stength out of thinner material and its alread the width you need.
by behanner
Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9830

Ghost wrote:
You should be able to find something that blends well into the face and helmet


a visor and bevor per chance ?


problem is that just sends you down a different sort of inaccuracy road. Although you could have a romping good time if you added full face protection to the mix.
by behanner
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9830

Ok butting in here from the other side of the pond. To be perfectly honest Fed type battles are boring. The one I saw in person there a good number of years ago was dreadful and wasn't capturing anyone's imagination. Videos I've seen over the years look the same. They are just plain look droll. A go...
by behanner
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21647

[quote="Black Pear"] The most exotic I would go with is a Goedendaag. Been to the continent, met some Flemish troops, brought a pointy pickaxe handle home. Enough said.[quote] I'll one better you on this one. Inventory of War Materials at Calais 1481. In godon dawghes with pikes of iron ix
by behanner
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Recommended linen for tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

I wonder if hemp might be a better choice.
by behanner
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4178

gregory23b wrote:I am finding my self in the position of seeing a future where I have more of these kinds f books, Pastons, Stonors, Celys etc plus probate listings.....the mind boggles.


Yea but only with that kinda mind bogglling can we really move forward and do the best we can.
by behanner
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4178

Nicely referenced by the way as I have a different edition.
by behanner
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leather coat - 15th C
Replies: 23
Views: 4178

Do you know which inventory there are only a handful, year perhaps?
by behanner
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Nobles, Knights and Men-at-Arms in the Middle Ages
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Your right you can't fault a book for discusing things you aren't interested in.
The translation thing seems to be changing some but since these are older mostly journal articles that is just kinda the way it is.
by behanner
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 6877

Ironically the closest equivalent I could find in suitable English is 'Bostin', derived from middle English 'Bosten' (boasting). Contextually this is still used as an exclamation meaning fantastic or brilliant in the English Midlands and is perfectly authentic for England in the late middle ages. ;...
by behanner
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 6877

Mostly just intending it as giving him a hard time. While one would have to check the OED if I recall correctly the word comes into use in the mid-17th century so yes, early modern English.
by behanner
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wars Of The Roses Living History
Replies: 47
Views: 6877

Captayne Mandylyon wrote:Huzzah! You would be half correct in your supposition. But I mean to play, and I mean to play well!


Well since you want to play very well you should know that "Huzzah" is an inauthentic term for 15th century England unless you are a sailor hoisting a sail. :lol:
by behanner
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at war
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

The Bridport muster roll... etc, etc. Is enough known about this document to be certain about either of those explanations? I'm inclinded to agree with behanner's explanation, but I've never seen any evidence to back it up directly, only an inference from other more general knowledge. I actually wa...
by behanner
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at war
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

The Bridport muster roll isn't actually a muster it is an array.
It isn't a list of soldiers but an assesment of military capability. So households headed by women are listed because they have arms and armour availible.

Pretty much all of England was arrayed and assesed.
by behanner
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9455

I was always told to kill any woman with a gun first because a woman with a gun was considered more likely to use it without thinking about it. This is somewhat consistent with a study done on the use of handguns in response to people breaking into homes here in the US. Basically the study found th...
by behanner
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9455

If anyone is interested a modern english transcription of this book is available at http://www.archive.org/details/tractatusdebello00legnuoft The translation to english starts around page 209, Thanks I hadn't even thought of looking for that online. It is amazing the books online. For England a bet...
by behanner
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 9455

The primary legal treatise on the subject is John of Legnano's Tractatus de bello, de represaliis et de duello. It was edited and translated into French in Tree of Battles and Christine de Pizan used parts of it. There is actually a book Henry's Wars and Shakespeare's Laws: Perspectives on the Law o...
by behanner
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Executioner at Tewkesbury: What to wear?
Replies: 24
Views: 3366

There is a near contemporary illumination of the executions at Tewksbury in the Arrival that was sent to the Low Countries
by behanner
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Typically it would be a court of justice but with London being its own shire and having a Mayors court it might have come up in a different court first.

And he doesn't rule, he ruled for a very short period of time.
by behanner
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 21093

There is something that is being over looked. A military camp set up for a period of time especialy a siege and one that is moving through. If you take something like Edward's march to Tewksbury it likely looked nearly like a forced march. On the other extreme in the same period you had the French c...
by behanner
Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Surely the citation needed for Richard murdering people without a trial was a joke. To name the most notorius Lord Hasting.
by behanner
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

ISBN-10: 0802042953
ISBN-13: 978-0802042958

That book is where you want to start, but its law so it will take a decent amount of work to do a decent job on a law court.
by behanner
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

The book The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England by JG Bellamy should get you started.
by behanner
Mon May 25, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century ordinances
Replies: 15
Views: 2874

There are no military ordinances from campaigns of the Wars of the Roses. There are ordinances for the French campaigns/expeditions of 1475 and 1492. By and large they are copies of earlier ordinances with only small differences.
by behanner
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wedding practices >> Chaucer
Replies: 18
Views: 2423

I don't have time at the moment to try and track down the specific answer to the original question or clarify what everyone else said but for the original poster you should look in the book Love and Marriage in the Age of Chaucer by Kelly.
by behanner
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Robin Hood "Discovered" at Eton
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

In several early Robin Hood stories Monks are kinda the bad guys so not totally surprising. What is interesting is that to my knowledge it is the earliest mention that tells us which Edward is the King Edward in the tales.
by behanner
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armour WOTR
Replies: 11
Views: 1910

I'm not sure that is correct because in the Parliament rolls you find "in maner of werre, that is to witte, with curays, corsettes, speres, jakkes, salettes..."
by behanner
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3791

I'm not sure its fair to call Charles the Bold and his court even on campaign just upper class. That is like saying Donald Trump or that guy who owns the Virgin companies over there to be just upper class. If one of them decided to portray Charles or Anthony, they could afford to do so. So it makes ...
by behanner
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 22939

I think that while monks and nuns should be outside of the world and with cloister, there is enough literary eviedence in the form of writs, church law, common ballads and social satire to indicate that this was an ideal that was perhaps often not met. Monks and nuns should not be in a "mediev...

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