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by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

underwear - anything less than a doublet (man) only one layer over the smock for a woman I'm with Jorge on that - but it also depends on who you are If you're the Cook - then your doublet should be on because if there is a younger man/boy/woman to do the lifting/carrying/chopping for you(or at at l...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

Or is it that people are wearing split hose of an earlier style? The majority of split hose for the 15th century should come all the way to the waist/hips and fasten all the way round your waist to the doublet. You can see an image in the fed guidelines or medieval tailors assistant I think. The re...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

i refer to my post about who and when you are.. apart from in the beer tent (dave) Not wearing enough clothes.. women should be wearing at least two layers and probably a jacket No walking around in underwear - gentlemen unless you are actually a potboy or actually working in the fields Oh that doe...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

With regard to things hanging off belts - yes, it's a problem. The only exception might be craftspeople at work. From past experience, these 'too much of one thing/too little of another' arguments are very tricky to put across to your group in a way that will make them want to change. My personal re...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

Could someone please clarify the difference between full length and short length split hose - 'cos quite frankly this is news to me. My understanding was that split hose were split hose - end of. I had always understood fully joined hose to have appeared during the course of the C15 - possibly in co...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

I've certainly noticed far more of them on the field these past few years. Allegedly the barbute was the inspiration for the Gondorian infantry helmet seen in 'Lord of the Rings' - although I'm not sure if that is the reason for their growing popularity... Mind you, the next kid ho asks me if I foug...
by Jim Smith
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 24347

Coming back to barbutes (and here I must declare an interest as a barbute wearer), is there enough evidence to say that the barbute was unlikely to have been present on the WoTr battlefield? I bought mine about six years ago and seem to recall that they were not commonly worn. They do seem to have g...
by Jim Smith
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 31841

Re: Billmen - myth?

Hi :oops: Just wondering the net as I do trying to further my Knowledge of things that interest me and came across this forum thread. http://www.wolfeargent.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=000020 Ok I know its abit old but it got me worried, are they mad or are we? I wouldnt want to ...
by Jim Smith
Sun May 18, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey - May 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2577

But not close enough to see the pride of possession eh?

Seriously good hand gun James.
by Jim Smith
Tue May 13, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 5426

Re: Just a couple..

Tod wrote:
Please tell me the chap in the kilt was outside public opening hours.
I hope the same - but fear the worst...
by Jim Smith
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Grossdeutschland (www.gdrecon.co.uk)
Replies: 42
Views: 14538

Another great set of photos - I especially like the second down. Any objections to my using your photos as part of a classroom display on primary and secondary historical sources? Naturally there would be an appropriate credit.
by Jim Smith
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Polish guard lancers
Replies: 7
Views: 2031

Nice, very Battle of Eylau.
by Jim Smith
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5644

This place out gothics most comparable cathedrals well I think so... http://hercules.gcsu.edu/~rviau/chartres.html Closer to home there's this place. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-dunstanburghcastle/ Having proposed to my wife there, it'll always be rather more th...
by Jim Smith
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women combat archers?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: Women combat archers?

I would imagine this subject has been thrashed out many times before.... can anyone advise on the subject of women archers, dressed as women, on the battleline, in 1400s. I've been shown a picture from the Fed showing just this and some of my women members are now quoting this as normal practice. I...
by Jim Smith
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 8397

Who beat Napoleon? The men in the ranks with their muskets and rifles Josh Absolutely, whether they were British redcoat, KGL, Nassau, Brunswicker or even Dutch-Belgian. To be fair, we also need to credit the donkey-wallopers. The Household/Union Brigade charge left both units out of action for the...
by Jim Smith
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Grossdeutschland (www.gdrecon.co.uk)
Replies: 42
Views: 14538

Superb site, well organised and professionally presented. Will certainly be seeing you guys at Kelmarsh.
by Jim Smith
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 6879

Ferrers? Yorkist until death, or at least Bosworth anyway...
by Jim Smith
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

You can see the new centre on the extreme right. It's apparently been designed to blend into the landscape and to be as unobtrusive as possible.
by Jim Smith
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

Here's one more (for now), taken from the other side of the field early in the morning of the previous day.
by Jim Smith
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

Good, that worked.... The picture was taken just behind the position of Barrell's Regiment.
by Jim Smith
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

Just to see if I can still upload photos to this site, here's one of the battlefield itself, taken at about 9 am on Wednesday.
by Jim Smith
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

Just got back from Inverness - taken a couple of photos of the (outside) of the new centre. Will post these and others tomorrow. The staff at the old centre confirmed the above comments - apparently it was the rain earlier in the year that started to set the schedule back. Tod - as a history teacher...
by Jim Smith
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

We did all the filming for it earlier in the year. Last week I was told it was behind schedule, but it's best to look up the Culloden web site. Nothing definite either way on the Culloden website. I only asked 'cos I'm off to investigate the Highlands for a few days (first time north of Edinburgh) ...
by Jim Smith
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 12374

New Culloden Visitor Centre

Can anyone enlighten me as to when this might be open?

Cheers

Jim
by Jim Smith
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Victory Show 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Great pics Panz. I intend to use some as 'historical source examples' in school - see if they can distinguish between the re-enactment and the original photos...
by Jim Smith
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 1632
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Going to have to be a dissenting voice on this one I'm afraid. The premise is interesting but using the Thirty Years War as a forum for promoting 'American Values' is just too much for me. I've got a fair bit of what if fiction and for various reasons, 1632 doesn't rate as highly for me as say Harry...
by Jim Smith
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Joan of Arc: the Messenger
Replies: 2
Views: 863

What really made the film for me was the superb portrayal of Joan the pawn of political expediency. This was exemplified by the attitude of the Dauphin's mother - one of the best film examples of real politick in action i've ever seen.
by Jim Smith
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Princes in the Tower.
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

A few years back an American writer called Bartram Fields produced a book called 'Royal Blood'. Fields makes no secret of the fact that he is no historian - instead he approaches the case from his own personal job perspective, that of a lawyer. Fields assesses the facts of the case as if he were pre...
by Jim Smith
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: When was the first articulated plate armour?
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

This has got me wracking my brains and consulting what books I have. As yet I can't see any specific dates, although early indications are pointing to the first two decades of the C14. Will keep looking.
by Jim Smith
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 11539

I will resist the temptation to launch a defence of Prince Charles Stuart here. Suffice to say he has had a bad press, and was a very capable man. Despite his legging it from the field, only stopping to take the treasury with him? And launching the uprising even when he knew that the French troops ...