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by Brian la Zouche
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a second hand tent
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Looking for a second hand tent

well i was close,, you prooby all sorted now but it was suzie litten wood >> http://www.suzie-litton-wood.co.uk/therapy/enter.htm,

no mention of her trading on her web site, so i guess that why their tent was for sale
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bollock Dagger
Replies: 4
Views: 2975

Re: Bollock Dagger

by Brian la Zouche
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 7479

Re: What does the public see?

i DO get the many points raised, but the, ''i cant afford to do it authenticly'' one to me doesnt hold water.. however if your group if fine with it. whats the problem ?, groups have so many different levels, and each to their own, its their choice ( and rightly so ) i am not as anal about authentic...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 7876

Re: Armourial Knights

dont start, dont starting me :D

i thought Bram based fairfax on your abbey ????



btw is the drac museum still going ? :D lmao
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 7876

Re: Armourial Knights

ah how are you lot gonna cope with draculas old haunt, i heard some had the willies put up em by the ghosties at Tutbury :D

and nope thats no double entendre :-)) its exactly what i mean :devil:
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 3723

Re: Yet another newbie message

[quote="Marcus Woodhouse"]REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury![/quote]

i have only ever going to tweks to buy / chat / and nose around. but i thought it was a multi bash ?
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a second hand tent
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Looking for a second hand tent

i wish i could recall the correct name, it is something like susie liden wood, or lyen wood, or leyton wood if i recall right she was about mid section on the traders, im racking my brains to get her right name, deal with her two years ago, and she deffo had sign on her tent saying for sale, she was...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a second hand tent
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Looking for a second hand tent

there was a woman selling up at tweks, she had a sign on tent saying for sale,, house of lyden or something like that, her name is susie
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 7876

Re: Armourial Knights

Armourials at tutbury castle 21st and 22nd july, well worth a visit

check out their web site

http://www.armourialknights.co.uk/
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: earrings in the 15th century
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: earrings in the 15th century

i cant think of any that you cant take out and put back in( unless of course just had em done, but then thats only for a week ) , which includes auricles, tragus etc... and true if stretched to any sort of extent, then that would be noticable tongue studs a right pain to put back in, even after a sh...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: earrings in the 15th century
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: earrings in the 15th century

i dunno it seems to me the simple solution is just take em out
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hoods
Replies: 4
Views: 2383

Re: Hoods

[quote="Biro"]
I have seen cloaks lifted up over the head though but only during religious observances[/quote]


if it looked anything like this, i feel i may get religion
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Which Maille Links?
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Which Maille Links?

[quote="bart"]Hiya.
Flat rings, wedge rivets are accurate for all periods. [/quote]


.....you jest
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

sorted thanks........... all i did buy some of the habotai silk, its brill ..........i also found a local warehouse that sells it too, not quite as wide and only in white, i had been led to believe it was very expensive, hence my looking for an alternative, but its really quite cheap :) thanks all :...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battlefield Medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 2917

Re: Battlefield Medicine

[quote="Marcus Woodhouse"]I cannot be the only soldier in history that has found copious amounts of booze to have helped me to cope with pain![/quote]

and continues to do so today :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Wool garment protection
Replies: 9
Views: 3733

Re: Wool garment protection

i know cedar wood is kinda good for keeping 'creepys' away maybe thats the wood shavings mentioned, but wasnt about much here till the 18th cent

at donno manor in the tudor garden they have lavendar, and the women there say its good for keeping beasties away,
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

brill ty ... and only a tenner a metre :)
sorted :) m many thanks :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Thu May 31, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Re: what can i use insted of silk ?

colour is red ( gules ) i dont want to bother dying (even tho probby would get a more authentic colour), i am aware that even sythenic material can fade in the sun i want something that appears to be silk ( i would have silk but again i have been told it costs a bomb ) so linen isnt really what im a...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu May 31, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: what can i use insted of silk ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

what can i use insted of silk ?

i'm looking to make a banner, and i am led to believe silk was used however i cant find the colour i need, and i dont want to go to the hassle of dying any, as its not for battle purposes, i realise some synthetic materials are not so good when introduced to heat sources as natural clothes, but agai...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu May 31, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: from good to worse
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: from good to worse

ah but i have also seen your projects :D which really look the biz
by Brian la Zouche
Sun May 27, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Words to historical war chants
Replies: 18
Views: 5713

Re: Words to historical war chants

i have heard this a few times, shouted by what i assume to be barbarian hordes

''cum an hav a good if ya fink ya hard enuff''

interspaced with

''whoes the b*****d in the black''
by Brian la Zouche
Sun May 27, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Family's first run out :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Re: Family's first run out :)

looks good :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Mon May 21, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: from good to worse
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: from good to worse

lol to be honest thats the 1st time i've heard it. maybe its a local thing :D

now............ bacon, eggs mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
by Brian la Zouche
Sun May 20, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: from good to worse
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

from good to worse

while recently being measured up by the kind young lady http://www.cloakedanddaggered.com/ i mentioned i was after some tan coloured wool to make another liripipe, which she was able to sell me some, really was the exact colour i was after, using an exsisting hood i already had i outlined the patter...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun May 20, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Something I've been busy with over the winter
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: Something I've been busy with over the winter

holy crap on a cracker ! thats impressive :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Wed May 16, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 25987

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

[quote="EnglishArcher"][quote="Matt Easton"] Actually, it was Barker's book. She writes that two archers were sent home for not being able to [i]pass muster[/i]; which she states (without reference) is because they couldn't shoot the [i]regulated 12 arrows per minute[/i]. (Sigh.....
by Brian la Zouche
Sun May 13, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 19
Views: 7876

Re: Armourial Knights

brill group :) glad my kit passed inspection :) tutbury looked impressive :)
by Brian la Zouche
Fri May 04, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Captain of Archers
Replies: 18
Views: 6222

Re: Captain of Archers

hey dont get me wrong i wasnt having a pop at any group or individual. i bet you enjoy yourselves as much as an authentic group, and i have in the past known some groups who really do go to wind people up ( not seen it in medieval period tho.. yet ) if you want to wind people up get him to tell the ...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu May 03, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Captain of Archers
Replies: 18
Views: 6222

Re: Captain of Archers

but how many groups have a high officer/ nco percentage honestly so they represent historical units ? i was in a small confed cav group, maybe 10-12 turn ups to events, we didnt have a QM in rank or name, as it was easy to say to new members ''if you need anything see dean'' but anyway back to the t...

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