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by TimB
Wed May 21, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What is known about Late Medival battlefield Combat?
Replies: 45
Views: 6869

Except most people would be relatively well off folk from the artisan and mercantile class so unsused to being in the rural trades This is not my understanding of the Wars of the Roses at least. I don't have the book to hand, but IIRC, in John Gillingham's book on the subject he suggests a figure o...
by TimB
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 10943

Adam R wrote:(although not with the Hastings MSS esque blanket) they locate them beautifully.
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I fail to understand that comment. Were you referring to the Medieval Siege Society wearing blankets at Hastings? I am not aware that they were (although personally I haven't been).
by TimB
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 6712

I have generally played a Lancastrian, but that was entirely down to modern rather than historic circumstances. When I started WotR re-enactment there seemed to be a lot of people playing die-hard Yorkists and most of the options for historic battles were Yorkist victories (which makes sense statist...
by TimB
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 10943

BTW, they are called 'poleyns' IIRC.
by TimB
Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Professional Soldiers in the WotR
Replies: 49
Views: 7371

Who did the Pastons hire as home defence - passing farmers? (Not sarcastic: Were they passing lfarm labourers?). I will try and get BGA or Falk to come to this thread and answer that question; their group is based on the documentation from the Paston letters about those me: William Penny's Company ...
by TimB
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 43458

To add my 2p to the fighting archer element of this discussion, this is something I believe the MSS is planning to do more after the success of tests last season. Part of the inspiration for this was the excellent Towton Archer interpretation at Leeds Armoury. This interpretation suggests an image o...