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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Replies: 12
Views: 8449

Re: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg

Bernard Cornwell does claim to do a lot of research for his characters & time periods, but he does make some quite obvious & glaring errors in all his books which if he has done his research properly ought not to make. It can be argued that some of the errors can be down to artistic license ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: advise needed on my GDFB Mail project.
Replies: 6
Views: 1533

Re: advise needed on my GDFB Mail project.

(Apologies for the following humour (couldn't resist))


"Knit one, Pearl one, Dink one " :devil: :lol: :rock: :coffee:

I'll get me coat....
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Woodville Household
Replies: 20
Views: 5742

Re: The Woodville Household

Not to mention not taking into how deep the Woodies Bill line could well end up being this season....

Heeny certainly had fun at Blore, seeing how many different formations he could get us into..... & that was last year. :rock:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Woodville Household
Replies: 20
Views: 5742

Re: The Woodville Household

Badger wrote:Some of us woodies do polish our armour.
Some even have new armour completely dink free for the new season :roll:

That won't take long to correct at Kenilworth me thinketh :devil: :shh: :rock:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

Re: Bosworth Revisited

An interesting read might well be this months BBC History magazine Vol 11 no3. which I picked up today. tbqh. i was hoping for a lot more information & detail, but still made interesting reading.

btw.... (& off topic) there are one or two other interesting articles in there too.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16828

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Now, The chap on the far left is clearly pulling up split hose, but looking at the one on the far right doing some emergency pegging down, its not clear whether the hose are split or joined but staring at the picture, it almost looks as if at least some of the points are coming through his shirt int...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Marching" Music
Replies: 21
Views: 2915

Re: "Marching" Music

Monty Python have a similar one ..lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRB45Jv6lW8&NR=1 Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem (Ritter der Kokosnuss) :crazy: Or of course simply cue an entire Queen back catalogue for any battle. Good King Rat anyone... perfect for EdwardIV My Vote is for Speed the plou...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Assasins Creed-Renaissance
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Assassins Creed-Renaissance

Of course I would be happy to lend it to you, but only if you back it up by some serious reading into 15th century Italy. (I may be able to help you out with that too.) Thankyou, Still reading through & studying the other books you've lent me. I'm probably better finishing them first before pic...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Assasins Creed-Renaissance
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: Assassins Creed-Renaissance

Might give the book a go then.

Ironically, I'm not one for computer games these days, but the game the book is based upon does look interesting enough too, to have a go at, assuming it comes down in price.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 16828

Re: Where do you attach your points?

zauberdachs, Very interesting thread & something I've noticed from certain images I've seen too. As convenient it is for buying off the peg stuff at events or having others we know making items , ultimately it means to get exactly what is required for accuracy could well involve me & my othe...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Blunt, hunting arrowhead?
Replies: 22
Views: 3801

Re: Blunt, hunting arrowhead?

EnglishArcher wrote:
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:You eat Frenchmen?


Nah - they taste horrible. But that doesn't stop me hunting them.


It what the mustard was invented for.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you attach your gussets (voiders)
Replies: 23
Views: 3327

Re: How do you attach your gussets (voiders)

I was under the impression that there was evidence for tying them on with ribbons too. I had considered sewing them in place, but again I'm wondering do you cover the edges of the mail first? Do I run a lace through the mail and then sew that to the doublet? Either of these slight alteration might ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 50472

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

I always thought Peacock feathers were supposed to be unlucky & yet seem to have seen them used numerous times recently. Not to mention on that crest.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 50472

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

Its More a Case the Hilton / Hylton colours & crest. And a case of I may need to change my persona at some stage anyway for various reasons. Not to mention There are numerous Hilton/Hyltons of the same family that repeated Christian names, which makes things interesting to say the least. I've ac...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 50472

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

Cheers *Mythos. Not to mention I'd feel a right pl*^ka wearing anything like that on a helmet of any sort. Though like you say I could take vestiges of the idea. Though do I have the sheer gall to do it & carry it off? Might be interesting coming up with something to give the feel of that maybe ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28597

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

That would be my take on it Colin, though my own research seems to suggest that most "Captains of Archery" were of low born stock with few even being Knights or Esquires. Some do get knighted as a result of bravery or effective leadership. I'm not thinking of the "Captains of Archery...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 50472

Re: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests

This is the one I ought to wear for my character, but can't say I'm particularly keen on the idea in its current state. And anyone who knows me & my other interests knows I'd choose a different colour for any head addornmant & it would be somewhat different. That said, I'm more than happy to...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28597

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

Adam R wrote:
Isn't there a contemporary quote about fighting 'in the English Fashion' - ie with men at arms dismounted?


I've come across that phrase & meaning numerous times. Can't say its right or wrong. But to me sounds up to a point quite logical. But it is as you say a contemporary quote.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 6459

Re: best relaible helms for the price

"Battle ready" always confused me as a term since it is my understanding that it is illegal to advertise objects as being suitable for fighting or combat. Yes, its something that has struck me too. I'd personally have labelled something " Re-enactment Ready " if I were going to ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28597

Re:

In that case, citizens were soldiers, a bowman is a civilian with a bow - not the class issue as such - class being the wrong word too. The Medieval Soldier Database http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/search.php makes interesting reading. Especially when you notice the occasional high ran...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 78538

Re:

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 Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: What's New
Replies: 10
Views: 5174

Re: What's New

By the way, congratulations on the new skins, not all of them work seemlessly with the new site, which is a pity as I really quite like the Celtic Dream one, but in use turned out not to be quite as user friendly as I'd hoped, am using DirtyBoard 2.0 to type this & generally so far seems good :g...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: What's New
Replies: 10
Views: 5174

Re: What's New

Hi Cal. I did notice something that could possibly do with addressing. Its not a major problem, but a simple surfing convenience thing. When clicking on links people post they don't open in a separate page, but instead navigate away from this site. Now, we can simply right click links & specify ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kiddie Bill Drill
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Kiddie Bill Drill

Marcus do i remember you telling me about an author to look up concerning just this sort of subject. The name of whom escapes me right now. I think you described him as being more useful than Talhoffer/ Leck├╝chner for the Bill. Could this be something for the Poster at the start of the thread worth ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4755

I think the Woodies block suprised one or two out there Heeney :D

I'm looking forward to the next gig.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 5th Century Irish Kingdoms in Britain
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Although if you went for Irish foederati (thinking of Rance's paper on the subject of the Attacotti Irish federates in the 4th/5thC) or their 2nd or 3rd generation descendants then you'd increase the scope of available shiny things enormously. Call yourself Cunorix and you can even be in charge of ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Badger attacks man's face
Replies: 52
Views: 10120

:groan: :mrgreen: 8).... lol
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Badger attacks man's face
Replies: 52
Views: 10120

You get used to it. A good conditioner works wonders as well. Indeed it does. Thrud Mine is currently down to goatee level but does improve for the sake of a bit of conditioner when available. makes them silky. That reminds me mine is in need of a trim. Gregory, though not seen you without the bear...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Nobles, Knights and Men-at-Arms in the Middle Ages
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Ah,ha looking forward to that :D yes. Picked up a badge at Bosworth though not pilgrims. Feather in crown 8) For Lancastrians If I remember right. Though I dare say I can think of another I ought to have picked up. The Book in the start of the thread sounds interesting. Keep getting references to Ch...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Nobles, Knights and Men-at-Arms in the Middle Ages
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Or could simply be laziness on the authors part. The fact something is quoted doesn't necessarily follow the author understood the quotes fully himself/herself. We never did get a chance for a proper sit down talk at Bosworth or another book related item discussed previously... Nay worries :) Hope t...

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