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by randallmoffett
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1364?
Replies: 5
Views: 3164

Re: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1

Frances,

For certain. My guess is that people who worked in luxury good likely had some pretty nice stuff around the house.

RPM
by randallmoffett
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbow and arrow manufacture
Replies: 33
Views: 8488

Re: Longbow and arrow manufacture

And lets not forget the guild system is in full swing in the 14th. In York they have a man who makes sbow strings put in the stocks and have his strings burned before his face for not following the rules. (From York House Books) We have in Henry IV reign an example of him setting standards for some ...
by randallmoffett
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Research Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3917

Re: Research Help

Also might be worth looking at the previous entries as often they give a list of such Charters in the royal rolls. I did not find much in the Patent Rolls for Kelvedon when I looked but I admit to using a search function so it may be there. Many of the collections are scanned so not always best for ...
by randallmoffett
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?

I don't know.... it took a very special set of genes and environment to make Henry VIII........

RPM
by randallmoffett
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?
Replies: 7
Views: 2880

Re: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?

Henry VII is the one who starts large scale naval yards and increases the number of ships but I am not sure I'd go as far as to say created. Edward IV owned ships as did Edward I and Edward III. I think it safe to say he had a hand in it but I am not sure that another would not have done the same th...
by randallmoffett
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Re: Monks Habit

Ranulf, Some good points. Thanks for the books. I will start by the library and put some loan requests in. I expect that they he would not get quite that deep into it (especially the tonsure. Maybe we can figure out some way of making it without including partial baldness... wish I was good at makeu...
by randallmoffett
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Captain of Archers
Replies: 18
Views: 5791

Re: Captain of Archers

Pretty common in English records. A few examples are in the Letter Books and Plea and Memorand of London. During ED II's reign the city provides 500 men broken into these groups with leaders. As well there are a few people in the REgister of Edward the Black Prince as well, Edward having these units...
by randallmoffett
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1364?
Replies: 5
Views: 3164

Re: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1

Graham, Generally speaking this is what the uppers do to make themselves look special. It usually fails. If you look through English inventories of this period it becomes clear that people if they could afford something and wanted it had it, no matter laws stating the opposite. I'd not worry about i...
by randallmoffett
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Re: Monks Habit

Brother Ranulf, Some great info here. Any good sources for people wanting to do personas of people in the church? I have a History of the Church in the Middle Ages by Logan but the person interested thought it was too heavy of reading sadly... any ideas of some more brief books that give the basics ...
by randallmoffett
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval military intelligence?
Replies: 12
Views: 2491

Re: Medieval military intelligence?

I just wrote an article on this that came out with the Richard III society. It is called Spies Scouts and Southampton. It was this years edition. In a year or two a much larger one will be published on this topic that goes into more detail of how such intelligence was employed. Here is the Richard I...
by randallmoffett
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leaking Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

Re: Leaking Tent

So do we have any methods of making canvas type tents fire resistant?
by randallmoffett
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

Not the one I had in mind but here is a fresco for the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena from 1328. I have seen German examples before but never seen this one until recently.

Medieval Shelters

Randall
by randallmoffett
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

James, Is there a way to fire proof a tent from standard canvas? Marcus, I agree with much of what you are saying. Men would certainly have stayed as much as possible in a monastery or other existing location before living in a tent. We have evidence of this both at home and abroad in peace and war....
by randallmoffett
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: weaving/loom
Replies: 19
Views: 7678

Re: weaving/loom

Has anyone made a large double beam loom before? I'd love to know how it went and how it works. These were the most common for the 14th century correct?

I'd love to build a loom for my world survey course.

Some great info by the way everyone!

Randall
by randallmoffett
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval bed
Replies: 30
Views: 7582

Re: Medieval bed

I had a complete inventory at one point for Roger Mortimer that had some mattresses that were included. I believe one was full of feathers but I cannot find it anymore to see what the others had in them. Any one know of this inventory? I think it happens in 1330 when he is removed from power.

Randall
by randallmoffett
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 11501

Re: mid 14th century knight

Darren, I agree very much with that assessment. It is always sad (sometimes somewhat funny) when people simply copy the original and it is too big or small. Very important to understand how the armour fits. I am looking at some effigies from the 1330s-1350s and wondered what everyone though made up ...
by randallmoffett
Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

In response to evidence for tent usage in England we know at least the uppers did indeed have tents. There was a specific post called sergeant of the king's tents and pavilions whose entire job was to keep them in order and logistically get them set up for the king in war or otherwise. Henry VI's wa...
by randallmoffett
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

Marcus, Whoa! Did not realize it was against forum rules to have an opinion here. :? I simply asked a simple question which Colin answered very well and replied with an opinion. When you make such a statement 'I'd actually like to see more people camping plastic, in a way it would our events more, n...
by randallmoffett
Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

Langley, Now that is what I am talking about! Sounds like Gloucester's was doing it right. Colin, To be honest I'd rather them mass in a large and simple tent than plastic camp if they do not want to sleep outside. In many ways because we usually have smaller numbers the tents make the encampment lo...
by randallmoffett
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: Tent choices

Not sure how sleeping in a modern tent is period or improves anything really for reenactment. If you are a commoner sleep outside or maybe make a shelter outside. I can make a fairly well done shelter in most places in 15-30 minutes. I used to sleep outside all the time though if the weather was rig...
by randallmoffett
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: De Bradenham's Villeins
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: De Bradenham's Villeins

Looks like a fun group. I have to say I really enjoy having a group tie into something so unique. When I lived in York I thought it would be neat to be one of the groups sent to aid the king in the 14th century. Sadly I was only there just over a year. Good luck with everything! Thanks for the inter...
by randallmoffett
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 4896

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

Sorry missed this, had a fairly bad accident and not online much and when I am pain meds make it feel like my head is in a fish bowl. Chevck here for here book of deed. http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-01880-1.html you can find it cheaper but you need to make sure you have an english versi...
by randallmoffett
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 4896

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

Brother knights are very often used on foot in the Holy lands or otherwise. De Joinvilles Chronicle is loaded with examples of men who are of men of orders fighting on foot. There is no period during the medieval period when a knight would not be trained to fight on foot and mounted throughout the m...
by randallmoffett
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 4896

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

Not in 14th century English, Scottish and later basically many other armies. There is one very interesting line in Froissart for the revolt of 1381 that seems to indicate the mob because of past military service broke into formation at the behest of their leader. The only thing we have major evidenc...
by randallmoffett
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 12834

Re: Conquest

Nigel,

Is it going to be shown outside the UK? Over here in the US it seems a great deal of these programs do not make the jump. I'd love to see it if you know if it will be released here.

Looks like an awesome group.

Randall
by randallmoffett
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4710

Re: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?

Some very interesting information here. I have read through a great deal of Scot records from the 14th century but the amount of information on the Highlands is as many have said sparse. In fact I have not seen so many examples until I opened this post up. I had seen many of the effigies Mishnish pu...
by randallmoffett
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Crossbows in this period
Replies: 39
Views: 13833

Re: Crossbows in this period

Or that their use declined or died out for whatever reason and they were later reintroduced or increased usage. It seems likely that the Romans had something crossbowish so it'd be odd if it never made its way to Britannia. Now however long and for whatever purpose from this time to its decline/disc...
by randallmoffett
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Stu,

I have not seen it but will keep my eyes open for it. Is it the standard sized Osprey book or one of the super Osprey books they have been releasing lately like the medieval knight title?

Randall
by randallmoffett
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Handgonnes
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Medieval Handgonnes

I have not seen more than a few pages preview but I'd like to look at it. To me the main issue is that most writers either make guns 'the weapon' of the time vastly blowing its use or effect overboard or act like it was a toy that was useless besides being a really cool fire breathing mascot. I get ...
by randallmoffett
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4195

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

I cannot blame you for not wanting to put the crossbow down.... just so awesome.

Nice kit as well. Don't forget to post follow ups as you upgrade!

Randall

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