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by Biro
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 3872

Re: Festival of History..

The rising cost of fuel and the greater congestion on the roads must have had something to do with it. More regional events seems a good idea. As long as they have changed what they used to do with me. Send me from the south to Carlisle and the same weekend send the Carlisle people to Southampton. ...
by Biro
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th/13th Century Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: 12th/13th Century Groups

Ah, that's who you're with now!

Brendan's a really nice bloke, he'll look after you. Unlike me. I'm nassssty!
by Biro
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th/13th Century Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: 12th/13th Century Groups

I'm sure I don't have a definitive list but I'll mention those I know of..: Conquest The Household Crusade Historia Normannis And best of all (cos they have me) , Dawn of Chivalry. I think most focus mostly on 12th/early 13th, we focus on mid-13th. Oh, and there's a whole bunch of hostpitaller group...
by Biro
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Re-enactment group in Middlesbrough and surrounding areas.
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Re-enactment group in Middlesbrough and surrounding area

Hello from Hartlepool.

Strange I never knew about you guys before now. Perhaps we should organise the odd joint training session, forge some links.?
by Biro
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman
Replies: 24
Views: 4470

Re: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman

Maybe it was an early version of the Americanism "bathroom", which does not mean a room with a bath - simply a coy way of saying toilet without actually mentioning it.. I'd heard that Toilet was a Euphemism itself - from the French 'toilette' meaning dressing room, or somesuch. If what I ...
by Biro
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman
Replies: 24
Views: 4470

Re: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman

To be honest, I expected it to be more anachronistic - especially in terms of modern safety requirements for working on a building site. It did seem odd though that there was a mix of period footwear/legwear and modern steel-toecaps/trousers on site with no mention/explanation of it. Definitely enjo...
by Biro
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century armour
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: 13th century armour

It 'feels' more 12c to me. so I guess its very early 13c - must have been done right after the sacking of Constantinople.

But I think the lack of detail in the mosaics makes it difficult to glean much from it at all.
by Biro
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Not as bad as I expected.. But there's still the big bugbear I have for this period.. Way too many in surcotes (and sometimes bits of plate) but without any mail! Sounds like it was way off the promotional hype though in terms of numbers.. I guess our curiosity of where they would get the numbers fr...
by Biro
Mon May 19, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Reenactment near Durham
Replies: 15
Views: 5228

Re: Medieval Reenactment near Durham

Shame you missed us at Sedgefield. Maybe you could catch us at Barnard Castle this weekend (sun + Mon)?
by Biro
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please

Ahh, makes sense with the cross now.. With the shield, its difficult to say really.. You don't often see (obviously non-knighlty) infantry with shields in period imagiary for that timeframe - and the few I have seen have sometimes had some decoration but I don't recall seeing any heraldic devices - ...
by Biro
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please

Damn fine effort, I'd say. My only comment (which I'm not totally sure of tbh) is the bits of heraldry you have.. I would have avoided any kind of 'charge' worn on the chest (they weren't massively common on the knights at that point) and just stuck with a field. btw, Good luck with Lewes.. Shame we...
by Biro
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: supporting hoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: supporting hoes

Depends on period I suspect..
by Biro
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 3243

Re: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum

So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum?


Can I say, around 400 years?


:devil:
by Biro
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Mark, that was terrible!
by Biro
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I'm just a bit bemused about who will be providing the large scale, brutally realistic reenactments and what their expectation is for large scale.
by Biro
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: has anyone dealt with medieval market
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: has anyone dealt with medieval market

They were definately at NLHF last year - but I think I've seen them at ILHF before too. But I do remember that they generally have quite a small stall with limited stock - due to transport costs, I think.
by Biro
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: has anyone dealt with medieval market
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Re: has anyone dealt with medieval market

Yes, bought from them several times (as have several others in our group) and I'd highly reccomend them.

(They usally attend one of the UK markets too)
by Biro
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 7921

Re: 13th C. Farm

That helps a lot, thank you.
by Biro
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Farm
Replies: 59
Views: 7921

Re: 13th C. Farm

There are many manorial records surviving, detailing work commitments and rents owed by the field workers. One of these from 1279 is quoted here: http://www.shsu.edu/his_ncp/Manor.html I found this really interesting. Although its not the kind of thing I'd usually look at. But I did struggle with m...
by Biro
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: padding under leg armour.
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: padding under leg armour.

Ah, I probably can't help you then. :-(
by Biro
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: padding under leg armour.
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: padding under leg armour.

Period?
by Biro
Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cbeebies goes all Middle Ages
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Cbeebies goes all Middle Ages

Why? Justin is a clown/Childrens entertainer. Would we expect his costumes to be anything other than a fancy-dress style comedy character.

Btw, I think he's great!
by Biro
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Transition to Plate Shoulders..?
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: Transition to Plate Shoulders..?

For late 13th, I'd stay away. The vast, vast majority of images and effigies indicate mail only. But in terms of transition, two things spring to mind. The shoulder attachment on wisby coat of plates, and ailettes (which are debatable whether they were viewed as armour at all) Other than that it's j...
by Biro
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ageing leather
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Ageing leather

Surely they had new stuff back then?

It'll age by itself all to soon. We all do.
by Biro
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Spurs - How to wear them?
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Spurs - How to wear them?

Depending how pointy they are, I would be wary of combat in them too. I fell backwards over a casualty once while wearing some. When you fall like that, you roll back, legs go up in the air, then fall back down heel first. In this case, spike first toward the casualties face. Luckily he was aware en...
by Biro
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I suspect the issue is only where re-enactors are mixed with entertainers(for want of a better word - but i'll have to add that non-accurate doesn't automatically mean entertaining) - on a couple of levels.. 1. The re-enactors provide the public with a sense of accuracy based on research, providing ...
by Biro
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Merlon. wrote:
Mark Griffin wrote:but yo ho ho and all that...

Ah but the pirates at Chatelherault went:-
"Oggy Oggy Oggy!Oi Oi Oi"


True that. I'm used to seeing inaccurate groups redeem themselves with entertaining displays.
I was certainly entertained by them!
by Biro
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Pirates weren't the only ones. There was the group including the Robert the Brus impersonator (knitted mail and all). Genuinely nice people and great with the public. But the costumes were totally made up, they described themselves as 11 - 12th century (for the position in the parade), and I had an ...
by Biro
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Having just done my first Scottish event at Chatelherault, there are defiantly some good Scottish mediaeval groups around. However, there also seems to be a strange element of non-historical reenactment there too (the pirates for example). I just got the impression that the historical element is str...

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