Cheers Biro.. Your opinion much respected (been looking at your page on working out how a Morgan Bible ventail works recently. Really interesting...).
Yeah, I agree re the heraldry... Would have preferred without, but the white cross on the chest (deliberately ragged/makeshift & crudely sewn on) and the splashed-on/whitewashed cross on the shield are to represent De Montford's "order of the day" that the Barons' army at Lewes was to sport a white cross*.
(*to "aid recognition/represent their moral ascendancy
" my backside.... To stop folk changing sides part way through the battle I reckon
The White Mullet was added to the shield as an afterthought, as the "splashed-on" white cross alone looked a bit too "Swiss"/odd - and since our group is going as the de Vere retinue that seemed a "reasonable" addition (though a "livery mark" is presumably an anachronism for a C13th household ?).
We'll see how Lewes goes. You would have been really welcome....... The reenactment is just a small part of the "festival" - http://sussexpast.co.uk/battle-of-lewes-main/battle-of-lewes-750-may-2014
If a success it would be nice to make it a "regular fixture"...
Thanks again for the response...