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by craig1459
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Scarborough Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: Scarborough Castle

Lady Roos wrote:Has anyone got any pictures of this event; the fog must have made the camp and the battle look totally dramatic. :shock:

Miranda
I've seen some on facebook of billmen in the fog - Barnet :lol:
by craig1459
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Modern necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 8939

Modern necessities

or, to put it another way, were gauntlets generally not worn that much,other than with harness? More of a modern safety need/reenactment convention than a requirement of a historical battlefield? Certainly hand protection was not at all widespread before or after this period. I was thinking about t...
by craig1459
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 23793

"The Cycle of the Months" a Bohemian fresco c1400 has plenty of fieldworkers in just their linen, as you say, and also a man doing the much less intensive work of leading oxen down the road in just his shirt and breeches. (next to two women gardening showing their hair :wink: ) I wish I could get a ...
by craig1459
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 4550

Leather coverings for sallets?
by craig1459
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 23793

I've certainly noticed far more of them on the field these past few years. Allegedly the barbute was the inspiration for the Gondorian infantry helmet seen in 'Lord of the Rings' - although I'm not sure if that is the reason for their growing popularity... I used one in my last year of re-enactment...
by craig1459
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 10276

It wasd also the custom, or a custom, to use canting badges which were a rebus e.g. Babington - babe-in-tun (a baby in a barrel) Ferrers - horsehoe (Farrier) and in Europe Hus - the goose (Hus being medieval Czech for goose) Thereby getting round having to know the heraldry - and of particular use f...
by craig1459
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crapadeux
Replies: 32
Views: 4209

Nice work Dave - reminds me of some wheel-less guns in Tabor
by craig1459
Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 28668

And Craig, that is a later portrayal of the pic as well I guess. Looks like a more modern rendering, further adding to the confusion. The give away it is fur lining is the panels, ie sections of fur stitched together, vair is often shown this way, in quite geometric ways, esp high medieval, leading...
by craig1459
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 28668

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I blame the Lutterell Psalter

This is meant to be fur-lined sleeves but it looks like a couple of fox tails hanging from her arms :lol:
by craig1459
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A Replica 'tannenberg' gun.
Replies: 24
Views: 4416

Having followed the story here it was great seeing the gun in action :)
by craig1459
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Archers in the WOTR. What did they wear.
Replies: 30
Views: 5018

gregory23b wrote: were there real cavalry threats? or was it a case of the archery duel being the starting tactic, then wading in? Not many cavalry actions come to mind in WOTR, most troops fought dismounted IIRC.
Blore, Ferrybridge and Bosworth are the only ones I can think of with important cavalry action
by craig1459
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2008 Sunday Fracas
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

The Hussite drummers and Tabor plus 3 Von Haigs and 2 Suicide Daves (a full Hus :-p)
by craig1459
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval magic
Replies: 12
Views: 2399

guthrie wrote:Theres also that heironymous bosch painting, which shows a magician doing some sort of "which cup is it under" trick.
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by craig1459
Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31275

What I'm getting at is that there is serving and "serving". York spent most of the 1430's -1450's in France but not as a soldier but as an administrator and governor. He wisely left the "real soldiering" to men who knew how to do it indeed, one of those being Salisbury. Audley was a soldier under H...
by craig1459
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31275

wrt Blore Heath, both Salisbury and Audley had served in France. The defensive strategy of Salisbury in setting up a laager, and inviting the Lancastrians to attack (via the feigned attack/retreat) was certainly the kind of approach that had served smaller forces well in France, and Audley should ha...
by craig1459
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mad Hatter
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

The Arnolfini?
by craig1459
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mad Hatter
Replies: 11
Views: 2265

Mad Hatter

On the left - impressive headgear
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Bernat Martorell
Saint Peter Altar (detail)
1437-1442
Museu Diocesa de Girona
by craig1459
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31275

Thanks Marcus - I found it on a Russian site the other day, while looking for Hussite material. All I could pick up from the text was that it showed the use of crossbows in the C15. I did think from the style that it was Germanic - certainly the kit of the troops on the right reminded me of the haus...
by craig1459
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31275

A "bill" block?
by craig1459
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Fed at Windsor 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

grahamp wrote:The Wooodvilles vs Cavalry
Why is the woodie at the back facing the wrong way :P
grahamp wrote:The Hussites wait to advance
No we were waiting FOR an advance. It's the mercenary way :D
by craig1459
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crevecoeur
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Excellent! We're already going to Caen in the first half of August :D
by craig1459
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5485

Roeun Cathedral
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by craig1459
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31275

Having spotted this thread I thought I'd have a look through the Beauchamp Chronicle which is believed to have been written between 1483 and 1492. It was interesting to see how many images show polearms - about 15 excluding the tournament illustrations. Bills, spears, glaives, poleaxes and boar spe...
by craig1459
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gloucester 19/20 April - EventPlan
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:my English livery
:shock:
by craig1459
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 20776

The fruit varieties listed below have been documented as existing before 1700. Apples Calville Blanc (1598)Court Pendu Plat (England, 1613)Devonshire Quarrenden (England, 1678)Foxwhelp(England, 1664)Gravenstein(Italy, before 1669)Lady (France, 1628)Old Nonpareil(England, mid 1500's)Old Pearmain(Engl...
by craig1459
Thu May 29, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 20776

Found it - it is from this:
The earliest account of gardening in English, The Feate of Gardening, dating from about 1440, mentions the use of more than 100 plants
and here it is
The Feate of Gardening
by craig1459
Thu May 29, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 20776

Sara taught gardening history at a horticultural college - she has a list of C15 varieties of various fruits and veg - I shall dig out
by craig1459
Mon May 26, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: On my birthday I got...
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Nice one - I look forward to seeing it :-)

Many happy memories of the Hammer :wink:
by craig1459
Wed May 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey - May 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Allan Harley wrote:He's fibbin - its ORANGE
Cool - can I borrow it :wink:
by craig1459
Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Agincourt rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 2004

Thanks Stef - very interesting :D

Long Eaton Library has Yeatman's ten volume :shock: "Feudal History of the County of Derby" from which that is taken

Volumes 1 and 5 have been scanned and are available online here

Yeatman