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by craig1459
Sat May 30, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Voyage of the Matthew
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Have you been on the ship - it's surprisingly dinky lol

I found the historical presentation unsatisfactory given the cultural weight the Cabot story carries in Bristol these days - lots of ifs and buts about even the existence of Cabot and his relationship to Bristol :?
by craig1459
Sat May 30, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Reign of King Henry VI
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: The Reign of King Henry VI

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:R.A. Griffiths. Sutton publishing House, third edition 2004. ISBM 0 7509 3777 7.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Henry VI but were afraid to ask.

And I really do mean everything. :shock:

Yep - not the most reader-friendly publication, but certainly thorough
by craig1459
Sat May 30, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lulworth Pirate Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 4862

nix wrote:need more pictures!! espesially of me!!!!!

I saw enough!

I thought these guys were great - very entertaining

http://deeds-of-arms.org.uk/
by craig1459
Sat May 30, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lulworth Pirate Pictures
Replies: 22
Views: 4862

Excellent event :D
by craig1459
Fri May 08, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Depictions of unusual shields and bucklers
Replies: 15
Views: 4052

Aelfric wrote:Paulus Kal shows 'faces' as bucklers!

Face shields appear frequently in C15 Bohemian art. I can't recall the significance or whether they were metaphorical :?
by craig1459
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery 1100 - 1215
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

The great advance was the invention of the counterweight trebuchet, ie something fully mechanised, giving a serious amount of throwing power and remarkable accuracy - ie letting you hit (roughly) the same spot again and again with very big rocks. This is traditionally dated to the end of the twelft...
by craig1459
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery 1100 - 1215
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

"Perriers" and Trebuchets to me are traction. The former and torsion "Mangonels" of various shapes and sizes were certainly used by the Byzantines druing this period The first evidence of a trebuchet appears in the late 12th century when a counter-weight device is described by al...
by craig1459
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 21267

I'm struggling with understanding how being a good cooper would automatically turn you into Ray Mears. Lives were dictated by the environment rather than society - especially in rural areas where you wouldn't always have ready access to skilled practitioners in every job that needed to be done. I'd...
by craig1459
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 21267

Reason? Go on, you hardy 15th cent types, hazard a guess... I'll post an answer later but if you guess it I'll be vewwy inpressed!! Bon chance! In true Hitchhikers style I'm not entirely sure of the question, but I'd hazard a guess at the boom in the wool trade under Henry Tudor improved greatly th...
by craig1459
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mad Hatter
Replies: 11
Views: 2197

Image
I've seen an illustration of this in a book but not the original

DELEMER, Jean
Albrecht of Bavaria from the Tomb of Isabella of Bourbon
1476
Bronze with black laquer patina, height 56 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
by craig1459
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 9210

That phrase does appear in the Paston letters somewhere and it was used somewhere else but I wouldn't say that it was used that often. There is no contemporary explanation for the term, so we can't be sure that our logic works as we'd like... googled: --"A fine gown of Must' de wyller furred w...
by craig1459
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor snowman:-)
Replies: 26
Views: 4579

amazing :D
by craig1459
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

I've seen a few alabasters round this way with rosaries on belts - there's a Curzon effigy in Kedleston and a Babington effigy in Ashover.
by craig1459
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The most peculiar job I've ever done is...
Replies: 41
Views: 7178

I used to deliver flowers in one of the roughest housing estates in Glasgow :lol:
by craig1459
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Sumptuary Law
Replies: 10
Views: 2965

it's like the rules concerning livery - technically only persons of status x could grant livery, but there are examples of persons of status y giving them and ending up in court for doing so. the trick is finding out if your man was one of those. it was fairly rife in these parts from what I can tell
by craig1459
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Robin Hood (2007/8 BBC) - worst historical drama ever?
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

I got both Praed series from a charity shop recently for the princely sum of £2 lol I hadnt seen any of it since I was a kid

certainly far superior than the recent "version"
by craig1459
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caption competition anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Caption: Please let me be a bad vibe merchant...
by craig1459
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Great Seal Richard I
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Out of interest - when did the visor enter general usage? I notice the seal of Henry III in Durham is very similar to this one, but with what looks to me like a visor (or is it? lol)
Image
by craig1459
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 28634

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:What period is the action meant to be taking place in? The armour and weapons mix don't quite seem to be right to me.

2008 - it says so at the top
by craig1459
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2137

The Osthofentor in Soest, Germany - the collection comprises about 25,000 bolts
by craig1459
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather armour in the middle ages.
Replies: 30
Views: 5049

Sir Topaz in the Canterbury Tales is described as wearing leather greaves
by craig1459
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Of Cabbages and things....
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

I've got a list of authenti fruit and veg varieties somewhere - I'll dig it out
by craig1459
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fugger Almond cake Recipe from about 1500 :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3585

Nice - thanks Lidi's mum :D
by craig1459
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4922

1392 1 quire of paper bought for household writings 8d 1402 1 quatern of paper and 1 skin of parchment at Shrewsbury, for various necessaries for writing, 9d paid for paper bought for various necessaries for writings above 5d It would be really helpful if you could give us book and page number refe...
by craig1459
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Videos from Blore Heath
Replies: 21
Views: 2858

excellent I love the Conyers charge into the Oxfords on Saturday lol shame you missed me disposing of Marcus :P
by craig1459
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C14th Cookbook to go online
Replies: 8
Views: 2534

lidimy wrote:
Forme of Cury, a recipe book compiled by King Richard II's master cooks in 1390


Curry in England by 1390? Incredible...

*runs away*

pesky Tudor :P
by craig1459
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 7119

Re: Blore Heath 2008

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
Allan does Karaoke.....


"Maybe IIIIIIII didn't treat you
Quite as good as I should have...."

:D

"Angels" surely! :lol:
by craig1459
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 7119

nice work Jamie - som good ones of me there :D
by craig1459
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

How much will you pay me NOT to put up a picture of Marcus Woodhouse? :lol:

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