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by craig1459
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Club tournee
Replies: 50
Views: 8152

There are a couple of tourneys described in the Travels of Leo Rozmital (1466/67) - jousting followed by wrestling, but no foot tourneys. Interestingly Edward IV wouldnt permit his champions to fight the Bohemians :D
by craig1459
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tabor 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
craig1459 wrote:
Andy R wrote:
craig1459 wrote:A bunch of crazy English blokes appearing to eat the crap out of each

I really don't believe you meant to say that :wink:

lol I tend to get lazy and say I am English when I'm with the group abroad


I don't think that's what he was pulling you up on....

d'oh :lol:
by craig1459
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tabor 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Andy R wrote:
craig1459 wrote:A bunch of crazy English blokes appearing to eat the crap out of each

I really don't believe you meant to say that :wink:

lol I tend to get lazy and say I am English when I'm with the group abroad
by craig1459
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 28628

narvek wrote::wink: Mine was bought in Poland, the one you can see in behind was bought at hobby center for about 3€ :lol: But it's crap, when you look close enough.. :oops:

:lol: the style reminds me of a particular fresco of Bohemian fieldworkers - I can't say I've seen that style here
by craig1459
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tabor 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

it was a shame you couldnt make it this year we had the extra night together in Prague which was of course an excuse to drink a bit (I love Czech beer - no hangovers lol) it was the same programme - although the fight was on the ground this time and at night which looked really good. A bunch of craz...
by craig1459
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tabor 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Tabor 2008

Here are some pictures from our trip to Tabor in the Czech Republic to take part in the annual Tabor Hussite festival Including The Hussite Museum (lots of guns) The view from Kotnov Tower which is the last remnant of the 14th century castle. Nix and his war spoon http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/...
by craig1459
Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Football.
Replies: 17
Views: 3671

Marcus - Bohemians Prague v Vatican City - the Oldest Firm? See you on the field :wink:
by craig1459
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 28628

I like the straw hats :D
by craig1459
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: LH Smoke-house
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

These people seem to have tried it
Camp Kirchen
by craig1459
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27696

by craig1459
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27696

It seems to me that generally the symbolism is important - why wear something voluntarily which is associated with hypocrisy and deceit? Because anyone can see the images but not everyone understands that it is symbolic rather than factual. sorry I was being rhetorical - I meant people 500 years ag...
by craig1459
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New films in production
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

squamatus wrote:Hopefully they'll use the CGI Centurions from "BattleStar Galactica" rather than bothering with more in depth research. It'll look great!!! :wink:

Hail Gaius! :wink:
by craig1459
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crevecoeur
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Have you got any pictures John? I can't get mine to upload :roll:
by craig1459
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Today I will be mainly doing..
Replies: 17
Views: 15198

Nice work!
by craig1459
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1750s suit
Replies: 33
Views: 4422

steve stanley wrote:Oh...That's nice..........found myself thinking of the tougher type of Bow Street Officer

yes same here!
by craig1459
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27696

The use of the fox tails in the Breughel is specifically related to the festival being shown I believe, but combined with the Bosch may show evidence of a continuing tradition but only for lepers. The Duke of Gloucester (cant recall which one) in the reign of Richard II had a fox tail on a staff as ...
by craig1459
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Football.
Replies: 17
Views: 3671

The Savile kids play medieval football - it's a stuffed leather sack IIRC
by craig1459
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle idea
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

We do random injuries/deaths when guns/arrows are fired/loosed but it really only looks effective in smaller shows. It would have looked daft(er) at Bosworth if only one man had gone down - we need a three-line whip!
by craig1459
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4922

*digs out his Talbot accounts again* wrote:
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

by craig1459
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27696

by craig1459
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4978

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
craig1459 wrote:None of me as usual but I can see Jonno and VTD in the column of Howards


You're in there mate - just behind me in the same shot (look directly under the lion in the banner)! :D

even I don't recognise me without the beard :P
by craig1459
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4978

None of me as usual but I can see Jonno and VTD in the column of Howards
by craig1459
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

andy1863 wrote:I am sooo happy I thought I was the only one that had a face for radio and now ......
craig1459 wrote: appeared on the local radio

sorry couldn,t resist :D

I'm descended from Hopwoods - it must be genetic :wink:
by craig1459
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Agincourt 2008 photos
Replies: 21
Views: 2574

Me too :D
by craig1459
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Group Activities and Publicity
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

In addition to what you have listed, I wrote to every school in Nottingham with some flyers, appeared on the local radio and made contact with local groups of related interests
by craig1459
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27696

Talbot accounts 1401
1 ell of black cloth for the lady 2s
c/w
3 ells of white cloth (blanket) for lining the Lord's gown 8d
by craig1459
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2539

Sir John Curzon was one of Buckingham's Retinue which probably explains it :P :lol: The headress to me IIRC is not unlike that of Joan Babington in Kingston Church or Saunchia Sacheverell in Morley Church both of which were retrospective memorials of WOTR-era individuals from the late C15/early C16 ...
by craig1459
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crevecoeur
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

We went on Tuesday - still in France now. Lovely setting. will post pics when we get home
by craig1459
Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 89971

It sounds beautiful and I look forward to seeing it, I'm trying to persuade the maunch to adopt the livery of the Gonzaga family, salmon pink and jade green, as our "away" colours. There is considerable resistance to this though so any outside preasure that you can bring to bear. :wink: I...
by craig1459
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20967

I also like Diana Gabaldon, and her Jacobite series... the 'time travel' bit may come under the heading of "utter drivel", but I loved them! Hate to admit it,but so do I!.......despite a few irritating errors(riding wearing plaids...grumble...whinge) Steve Sara likes them - I call them mu...

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