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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

Indeed. Indeed on all of that Ironically, the things you have to resist & what would have come all too naturally, had you been trying Would have to been able to go for the illigal moves & the soft vernrable areas, that certain blocks actually can set you potentially up for. Very sobbering. very sobb...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 7094

The doublet pointed... & The Hose Pointed....

To further clarify, as I had to read that post twice myself Thomas

EDIT: Now that previous statement has been reworded, now no need for my clarification 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

Don't worry Marcus I wouldn't use a single type of weapon I wasn't familiar with in an event. Especially after what I've learnt today in Training & what I know I have yet to learn & to practice, practice, practice...practice, to get it second nature, to be safe for myself & others. Was a great day, ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

Fox wrote:
Regardless of group, I hear the mantra repeated to new starters "Don't buy anything without talking to us"; how often it is ignored. :roll:
Hence why I'm askin' :lol: :wink: :roll: 8) :D :D :D

To expand on the subject any pictures examples of what everyone uses in the line.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Harlech Medieval Society - Beeston Castle
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Quite :shock: Hope it was just the camera angle
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

When you mention Mention Bill. I assume you mean Billhook.

Must admit its the Billhook or the Poleaxe I would favour for a pole weapon. Yet it is the glaive most readilly available online that seems to be found. But just doesn't seem right to me.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 9436

Pole weapons

What sorts/designs, of pole weapons were common amoungst the 15thC lines. Just curious.

I'm sure everyone as usual will have a different idea/opinion, but opinions welcome as usual.

Paul / aka Thomas of Hylton
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

Okay, real liberties were take with time period dress etc, but it wasn't a bad telling of the Arthurian Myth. It is the best King Arthur film to date, but the thing to remember is that John Boorman (the director) was thinking purely in terms of 'L'morte d'Arthur' as oppossed to an authenti-historic...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

Tbest thing about Excaibur was Merlin, played by Nicol Williamson, an excellent shaksperian actor with bucket loads of dead pan humour in all his acting. Okay, real liberties were take with time period dress etc, but it wasn't a bad telling of the Arthurian Myth. Watched Nicol Williamson Play Hamlet...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Why do I suddenly remember & am reminded of those adverts from the 1970's, or even earlier.... All because the lady loves Milk Tray :shock: :? :lol: 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Knights of Middle England - Arly Hall - 09
Replies: 23
Views: 4813

No, I was merely adding to the jousting cliche, the black knight, he is really a she, oh never mind ;-) "Hmmm Man from Suffolk backwoods him speak doubletongue.... " Arrh ;-) I know a Richard Thompson song with a similar subject... :lol: :lol: :lol: There again who cares what era its suposed to be ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Harlech Medieval Society - Beeston Castle
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

You've really captured the action there Darkmere. Nice one 8) 8) 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Templecombe 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

There's quite a mixture of periods there :shock: 8)

Lookslike everyones having a great time too 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devil is in the detail
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

But of course Colin, that's still not barefoot. But still very interesting none the less.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pine Tar/Pitch
Replies: 18
Views: 3745

And no wonder you call him Mad Jack :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music for Guitar & Mandolin
Replies: 3
Views: 3208

Medieval Music for Guitar & Mandolin

Anyone know any good books out there for medieval Music specially converted for Guitar or Mandolin. Or any suggestions for alternative Tunings for guitar that would make a good stab at various types of medieval music. I'm normally more into Folk music & ironically a bit of Classic rock, & a bit of M...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

Anyone seen the 1991 Robin Hood film starring Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.....? Came out the same year as Robin Hood Prince of Thieves but made on a much lower budget. Yes, you could drive a whole baggage train through the holes in historical accuracy (Although does a fictional/fantasy film real...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun May 31, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

Ah, but there were two versions of Joan of arc released within 12 months of each other. Neither were brilliant. One was pure pants & the other was mostly a good romp. Its a while since I've seen either so I'm sure If I were to watch it again I'd want to pull it to bits. Much as I was watching some D...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun May 31, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 8604

Just going back to the Richards and will try and stay on topic Richard I was only a bad king because of modern day opinion of him. Unfortunately for Richard II he was in a no win situation, much of his reign was governed by counsellor and they were pretty poor and when he did get chance to rule the...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun May 31, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

El Cid is an absolute classic, even with its shortcomings Master & Commander is in my Faves list as is Gladiator, though I've watched that film to death. I hear Mister Crow is doing a version of Robin Hood. Should be interesting when that comes out. There were a couple of Joan of Arc films a few yea...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun May 31, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 8604

gregory23b wrote:"Que...???"

Dan is the leader of Britannia, the UK's most notorious post-roman reenactment group.

I wee joke here.
Och Aye I ken now... rofl
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 8867

Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.

I know we all like to slate many of, well nearly all the Period pieces Hollywood & the like seem to churn out. The thing is some of these we can still sit & watch time & time again. For instance one we can pick holes... ... in Robin Hood Prince of thieves . Robin lands on the South coast before apea...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 8604

gregory23b wrote:"The face of Brittania could have been quite different today"

You saying Dan is ugly??
Que...???
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 8604

Owain Glyndwr Now there's an interesting chap if ever there was one. Its throrised that his progreny didn' t die. And he actually had a claim & no less or more tenuous than any of the others around that period imho. The face of Brittania could have been quite different today, though I wouldn't wish ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 8604

It's the name-Richard I, II and III were all crap kings. That's as maybe & I don't disagree, but there has to be admited, there is a certain flair & romance about these three very flawed characters. Each in their own way. To be quite honest, what King in History wasn't flawed in some way or another...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: looking for a viking group
Replies: 23
Views: 6600

Nigel wrote:Which is a good point well made

Landlord...! :lol: :lol: :lol: More ale..!
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shoe Care
Replies: 18
Views: 3375

chrisanson wrote:
Thrud wrote:Neats Foot oil is a good leather treatment as well.

yes it is but it makes your feet smell like a cold lamb dinner :cry: trust me i know this :roll:
Would that be lamb shanks...... mmmmmmmmm lamb. (drool) :lol:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 6636

Here's a question, which sword sword types would be used with a buckler shield?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri May 29, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devil is in the detail
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Not all hose was footed, though they do often seem to be. In Italy at least they were also soled to enable comfortable walking in as well. Nice one Marcus. 8) Clever chaps these Italians :D :lol: 8) Some interesting replies here :) Thanks Colin too So essentially no hard & fast rule, but solutions ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu May 28, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Devil is in the detail
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Devil is in the detail

Or more to the point initially.... Socks what on earth did 15th century man do about socks back then, There is much talk about Hose braise etc, boots & shoes certainly... but as for socks, what dod they do, or was it barefoot inside 15th century & surounding centurys footwear...? Cant see them in Ho...