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by Ghost
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 6625

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

There are no descriptions of archers with spears at all. In fact the only time I have come across the two being mentioned together is in the Ordinance that explains that archers and spearmen should be trained to work together. I am happy to stand corrected. Members of the "ordinary" Calai...
by Ghost
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet Rivets
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: Helmet Rivets

it will, bi-metallic corrosion will occur
by Ghost
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

standards of living in the later middle ages, a social change in england by C Dyer 1989 everyday life in medieval england by C Dyer 1994 fifteenth century attitudes, perceptions of society in late medieval england by R Horrox 1994 pleasures and pastimes in medieval england by C Reeves 1995 medieval ...
by Ghost
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Miss Costello - 1485 not 1885
by Ghost
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2845

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

Incidentally we've just come across some evidence that Henry Tudor was actually at Edgcote, fighting for Royalist York (as opposed to Rebel York, this not being a Lancastrian v York battle) He was at Edgecote with the yorkist army but as a 12 year old due to him being the ward of the Yorkist Willia...
by Ghost
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2845

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

nope, he was just taking after his father, impulsive, prone to making bad decisions and an ineffective military commander
by Ghost
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

although images of prostitutes wearing something similar are common

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by Ghost
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Harewood House
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Harewood House

by Ghost
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Pontefract Castle - August 4/5th
Replies: 0
Views: 713

Pontefract Castle - August 4/5th

The Beaufort Companye in conjunction with York Archaeological Trust are putting on a WoTR event at Pontefract Castle on 4/5 August 2012. I have been asked to circulate the following note with regard Traders attendance. Please respond with any expression of interest to YAT and not the Beaufort Compan...
by Ghost
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent

Don't tell Allan that....................
by Ghost
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question
Replies: 31
Views: 8382

Re: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question

[quote=People tend to forget that just doublet and hose is informal dress - if you want to look smart you wear your livery coat or your gown.[/quote]

I second that.............
by Ghost
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Tomb Readers - Lord Dacres Tomb / Towton
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Tomb Readers - Lord Dacres Tomb / Towton

For those not living in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire or who may have missed it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 6_02_2012/
by Ghost
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 2737

Re: A celebration of old reenactment groups

Well, used to run Hastings Retinue from around '87 i think (started reenactment in '85), in the very beginning early days of the Fed (one of the first groups to join in fact) in the Glorious Days of High Wang! It was when the White Company were still around (of which I was also a member) and multi ...
by Ghost
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Tombs, Effigies, Brasses

http://www.churchmonumentssociety.org/C ... uides.html

For late 15thC monuments the Companion Guide to the Wars of the Roses is an excellent reference
by Ghost
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Maille gloves

I also like the reference to

cappes stuffyd with horne and sum withe mayle
by Ghost
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille gloves
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Maille gloves

In the transcript of the Inventory of Sir John Fastolf (died 1459) there are references to a payre glovys of mayle, of schepys skynne and of doos as a cross reference mayle is also used in the context of mayle ventayletts to basinets, however i'm not sure if this is three pairs of gloves or two, one...
by Ghost
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The use of bells, (or, Ding Dong!)
Replies: 26
Views: 3169

Re: The use of bells, (or, Ding Dong!)

John Waller wrote:I'm all for them as it usually means I can get early warning of a knob with a leather corset, pink hair, piercings and tats on display, fox tail, black shirt and sunglasses, carrying a can of lager on their way to sit in their stargazer chair. (exceptions apply) :D


:D :D :D :D :D
by Ghost
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: First Battle of St Albans 1455
Replies: 0
Views: 780

First Battle of St Albans 1455

First Battle of St Albans 1455 by Andrew Boardman http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Battle-St-Albans-1455/dp/0752429833/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316000448&sr=1-1 An exceptionally well written and researched account of the first battle of St Albans with extensive use of the numerous co...
by Ghost
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval military intelligence?
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Medieval military intelligence?

I would suggest that your best time frame would be during the latter half of the hundred years war circa 1417 to 1450. Both the English and French used spies with the French having in some areas an effective fifth column. The english appear to have used female agents in greater numbers than the fren...
by Ghost
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Marriage, a fate worse than death?........
Replies: 11
Views: 1759

Marriage, a fate worse than death?........

In 1424 a French men-at-arms was sentenced to death by Lord Scales for serial side changing. Before his execution a 15 year local girl, "a virgin of good reputation" offered to marry the man in question. Lord Scales granted the request and released the soldier. In 1430, a "very handso...
by Ghost
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Earl of Salisbury in 1460
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Earl of Salisbury in 1460

indeed red over black, gold griffin, motto Ne Vile Velis
by Ghost
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wearing of Stripes
Replies: 39
Views: 5086

Re: Wearing of Stripes

Of course there is also the stripped hoods of the women of negotiable virtue, specifically Southwark and Bristol
by Ghost
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wearing of Stripes
Replies: 39
Views: 5086

Re: Wearing of Stripes

sinenominefig1.JPG http://rosaliegilbert.com/stallclothesfromart.html#entertainers Images of musicians and entertainers Entertainers and musicians were usually travellers. Their clothing was practical and simple. Bright colours and patterns were worn- stripes, chevrons (v shapes) and particolour tu...
by Ghost
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: stuff dangling from your belt
Replies: 20
Views: 2500

Re: stuff dangling from your belt

or fox tail.................. :wink: Don't get me started :-x I hate the funking things. Even someone in beauforts livery was sporting one at Tewkesbury . :roll: If ever there was an argument for sharps on the field then surely 'scalping' fox-bummers is it :devil: Trust me it wasn't a Beaufort, jus...
by Ghost
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: stuff dangling from your belt
Replies: 20
Views: 2500

Re: stuff dangling from your belt

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:I've seen copies of him at every event I've ever been to, but he doesn't have a sword, a dagger, an eating knife, and an axe hanging from his belt as well, so he can't be a real re-enactor.


or fox tail.................. :wink:
by Ghost
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gowns over armour - Late 15thC
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Gowns over armour - Late 15thC

not wanted for fighting - for use in role playing activities but no use if not English

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