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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 6789

You can also to take the analogy even further. Buy a very expensive sports car with no intention to race at all, but simply to pose in & for weekend drives through the countryside. Which is why most people buy sports cars. And I can see the logic in that & the previous analogys in Billmans t...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 6789

I mean you would'd take an Aston Martin or a Ferrari on a Demolition Derby would you. If you look at what was done in some elaborate tourney armours historically for fun and sport that's exactly what was done. Yes, its odd, strange & exciting.... Beggars belief that anyone would sink a fortune ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 6789

skevmeister, not disagreeing with you. Infact I understand that & agrgee with your point of view. & the financial outlay armourours need to make & this understandably is passed down to us the consumer It just seems strange to spend a lot on something that is going to be put in harms way....
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons
Replies: 28
Views: 3842

:lol: :roll: :D
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons
Replies: 28
Views: 3842

Certainly ls sturdy. Looks full of character too. Can see on at least one level why you might like him 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons
Replies: 28
Views: 3842

Very nice. 8) Though wouldn't call the horse very light :shock: Not to mention I don't think my eyes have woken up yet as I read Dragons initially.... just as well the mist cleared or I'd hve been really confused.... rofl. What horse? That's a pony would you credit it - just a little oversize. (but...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 6789

My reaction is why pay silly money on something you are going to end up having the sweet blue jesus beaten out of. Better to get a decent guage that will take the knocks for you at the right price.

I mean you would'd take an Aston Martin or a Ferrari on a Demolition Derby would you.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons
Replies: 28
Views: 3842

Very nice. 8) Though wouldn't call the horse very light :shock:

Not to mention I don't think my eyes have woken up yet as I read Dragons initially.... just as well the mist cleared or I'd hve been really confused.... rofl.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

Very true :(
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C
Replies: 8
Views: 3263

Done a fair amount of net trawling & have come across a few interesting sites, but this: http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/music.html Probably has to be one of the best I've yet come accross. Which includes one of my favorite of tunes "Amoroso" in PDF & Midi Format, though it seems ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

Nice red Brig eh?! nice. Very nice. Wonder if you can get them in Yellow with black piping.?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C
Replies: 8
Views: 3263

Gill, will hold you to that. :D 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

Break out the brasso :shock:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6357

Indeed, regardless of the poor humour, I think you all looked stunning, even in flowing loose hair. Set the gown('s) off beautifully.

Edit: Problem is we men these days all look like HenryVIII, or at the very least like Ray Winston doing H'VIII
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 6357

Careful you may well find yourself wearing a yellow bonnet :shock: with brazen activities like loose hair. :wink: :roll:

:tongue in cheek:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton 09
Replies: 43
Views: 8606

Thrud, you'll have to turn up at Taton Next year with your lot, a full shield wall & give them what for... :wink: :lol: 8) Now, there really would be some head scratching going on then. On a serious note, some good points about heater shields & helms & the mix & match of periods. Unl...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

I should have included a wink smilie :wink: :lol: :D :shock: 8)

Damn.... Knew I should have dressed down.... Too late I've already ordered the incandesent hose :P :wink:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C
Replies: 8
Views: 3263

Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C

As the the title suggests I'm looking for an instrument to play in a 15thC environment, or suggestion of an instrument to play in a 15thC environment. Am familiar with playing Guitar, Bass & Mandolin, but open to suggestions (Yes I know that opens the floodgatres...lol) But keen to find somethin...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

That'd be "Daft-beggars" whouldn't it ? :lol: 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton 09
Replies: 43
Views: 8606

Me like Photo's 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 4985

Cat wrote:I tend to have a spoon in my hat so's I'm not sans spoon if offered food! I was told once that it is a symbol of rank ...can't remember what rank though.


<TONGUE IN CHEEK>
Perhaps its something like the order of the garter... Order of the spoon :lol:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Dances
Replies: 6
Views: 4232

Can I just do a quick Hijack & ask if there is any printed music, preferably in TAB for Guitar or Mandolin for the period, or even for any of the tunes mentioned in this thread...?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Urquhart Castle 6th/ 7th June(SK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Great photo's some great atmophere there @ the castle. Went there many years ago, the area had a strange aura about it. Welcoming but with undercurrents. Looks as if you had a great day. Nice to see a photographer take the time to get closeups of people, the light quality as ever in Scotland lends i...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8428

I'll go with that explanation for going off topic as an explanation of it still on topic :shock: 8) :lol: :D

Nice one Marcus. 8)
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8428

Hw did we get from Pole weapons to either ransoming... or not... fellow lords... :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6223

Just as well the Medieval knight didn't have to suffer the modern portaloo in their day then. :lol:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8428

Don't forget that many of the early medieval battles saw very few deaths amongst the knights, not because they were cowards, but because they were well trained and well armoured. ...and ingrained with the culture of ransom. Well, you're less likely to dispatch someone you think you can make a profi...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8428

I've had another look at the Italian bill in the Leeds Armouries and at others in pictures like the Rout of San Romaneo and ones that protray Crusaders embarking for Jerusalem and storming the city in the styles and armour of Venetian soldiery of the 1480/90's and their bills look much longer and s...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8428

Nah, I'll leave that to the missus :wink:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: just a questions
Replies: 46
Views: 6223

Oh & I had to re-read yours Thomas Knowing what the answer was & what you had meant, but at first read it reads all wrong. Hence my clarification to a) back up what you were saying Thomas... & b) to give clarity to a statement that could be read two ways. Nice that it was Edited, will ed...

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