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by hobbitomm
Wed May 25, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.
Replies: 26
Views: 13214

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING: Guidelines for Buy and Sell.

Yet again we are having to revisit this subject. TRADERS, read the guidleines. If you want to advertise your items on here you can post up an annoucement, then if you want to post more details you can buy a banner like every other trader has and then post in the sponsors section. If you are an indi...
by hobbitomm
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 1549 and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: 1549 and all that

You could also check the local SCA group- it's relatively Tudor/Elizabethan rich, and the 'entry level' for gear is pretty low, and goes as high as you want it to.

http://www.mynydd-gwyn.org/
by hobbitomm
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: Looking for reenactment group

The wonder of mixed interest reenactment groups is, your thing may be fighting, but someone else will be interested in brewing.... and others will be interested in period cooking. And the combination is especially satisfying :)
by hobbitomm
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians
Replies: 17
Views: 3643

Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

There's an SCA group in and around Bristol- http://www.mynydd-gwyn.org/
by hobbitomm
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 3216

Re: Looking for reenactment group

There's also the SCA- there's groups centred on Coventry and York. Multiperiod, of course, but certainly including both of the periods you're interested in.

Both have FB groups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369807 ... 6/?fref=ts and https://www.facebook.com/groups/medsoc/?fref=ts
by hobbitomm
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 2768

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

Paint 'em? There's some painted sallets kicking around. Should reflect less.
by hobbitomm
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?

Did Guy put you in touch with the guys on Jersey?
by hobbitomm
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Anyone in Guernsey doing 15th cent?

Not in Guernsey, but the SCA has a small bunch of people on Jersey, who IIRC, do 15th century. If you're interested, drop me a pm, and I can put you in touch.
by hobbitomm
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval surgeons and health practices
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: Medieval surgeons and health practices

If you want to read in the original, I recommend (a little late for you, since I do 16th C) Lowe, 'A whole course of chirurgerie' which is available in facimile (your library may be able to order it for you, since otherwise it's about 50 quid), and Pare's 'Journeys in Diverse Places' which is mostly...
by hobbitomm
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 5056

Re: Fighting priests

Yep! I.33 (you lucky sod! They'd sent it down to Lunnon when I was in Leeds Armoury Library) is very much a civilian self defense manual (which is why I questioned its relevance to the OP). But on the flip side, if that's what you knew how to use....
by hobbitomm
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: British culture 's questions
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Re: British culture 's questions

It also depends WHICH English Reformation you're talking about. I mean, there were a series of them under Henry VIII with varying degrees of Anti-Popishness, but all staying pretty conservative all things considered (Cos Henry was pretty mild on the subject of Reformation- he just didn't like being ...
by hobbitomm
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Society
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Society

There's also Lion's Gate, the local SCA branch. http://www.lionsgate.antir.sca.org/public/index.php
by hobbitomm
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 5056

Re: Fighting priests

Not sure it's entirely on topic, but of course, of the three combatants of I.33, two are churchmen (well, one's a monk, one's a scholar). That's the earliest surviving fencing manual, teaching unarmoured sword and buckler work.
by hobbitomm
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: 14th-15th Century Groups in Durham.

Andy, there is an SCA group forming at the University (as well as one which covers the rest of the North of England). Whilst it's not period specific, it certainly does include the centuries you've been looking at.

Let me know if you want put in contact.


Tom
by hobbitomm
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Insulae Draconis - SCA
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Re: Insulae Draconis - SCA

That'd also be me. :) Dunno who Guy contacted.

I'm on the Town side- there's a separate group at the University. Drop me a PM, anyway.
by hobbitomm
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for group in/near London + transport question
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Looking for group in/near London + transport question

Assuming nobody's PM'd you, there's certainly an active London group in the SCA (which certainly _includes_ wars of the roses).

http://thamesreach.org/
by hobbitomm
Thu May 03, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5537

Re: Medieval Reenactment near Durham

You're also within the SCA shire of Depedene under Wychwood, with a couple of us living in Durham, and occasional events this side of the country. Someone is setting up a Medieval Recreation society at the Uni, which is vaguely SCA associated at present, and may in time become a group in its own rig...
by hobbitomm
Thu May 03, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Medicine.
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Medieval Medicine.

There's also been work done on the middens from Soutra Aisle looking at the pollens and herbal remnants, and working out from then what materia medica was in use. Fascinating stuff http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/science--a-day-in-the-life-of-a-medieval-hospital-on-a-windswept-hill-i...
by hobbitomm
Thu May 03, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 3928

Re: Felt hats....

I just remembered these prints http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/Gallery/researchcoll/ireland.html Now, they contain a bit of artistic licence, in that the English Army in Ireland never looked that neat and I've yet to see a reference to Light Horse being levied in England in mail shirts and n...
by hobbitomm
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 17687

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

Henry VIII still sent significant numbers of longbow archers overseas, and the bow weights were probably going upwards, in response to uparmouring (and the engagement ranges were coming down, which gets remarked on by French sources, talking about how brave the English must be to allow them so close...
by hobbitomm
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove

Got to say, never been hugely impressed by Turtledove as an Alternative History writer- he has something of a tendency to use (in the words of the Late, Great, Alison Brooks) Alien Space Bats to achieve all sorts of improbable results, with a near total lack of interest in logistics, plausibility, o...
by hobbitomm
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Thigh Boots
Replies: 3
Views: 2458

Re: Tudor Thigh Boots

There's also this, which shows Border Horse.

http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/about/bgallery/ ... 58_jpg.jpg
by hobbitomm
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Historical Swordsmanship In Teesside
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Historical Swordsmanship In Teesside

There is.... or rather, there's a group which covers from the Border down into the midlands. We're reasonably scattered, but there's a few people Durhamish, a few in York, one in Hull, a few in Lancaster, and so on. The website is in a state of flux, but.... http://www.pontalarch.co.uk/g10/ http://w...
by hobbitomm
Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Historical Swordsmanship In Teesside
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Historical Swordsmanship In Teesside

Hi,

I'm mostly doing rapier, and up in the Durham area, within the remit of the SCA, and very occasionally, both due to lack of time, and lack of sparring partners. There's also a very skilled historical fencer down the A19 from you in Leeds. I can put you in touch if you'd like?


Tom

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