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by Brother Kevfael
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered

By the Greyfriars Research Team.

A nice accessible account of the investigation of Richard's bones by the people who carried out the research, for those who are a bit more academically minded some nice references are provided.
by Brother Kevfael
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Lords of Dudley Castle and the Welsh Wars of Edward I
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

The Lords of Dudley Castle and the Welsh Wars of Edward I

My latest one is now available on Amazon (£3.60 plus p+p):

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lords-Dudley-Ca ... ley+castle

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by Brother Kevfael
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow / arrow head removal
Replies: 14
Views: 9454

Re: Arrow / arrow head removal

Thanks for the compliments Phoenix.

Trust me the techniques in the book, (complete with references)

Placing reeds pens over barbs first originated with the roman surgeon Celsus, quills are an adaption of that.

However, it is also a technque used by some indigenous people.

Chicken and egg time!
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Going Medieval
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Going Medieval

Steven Pole wrote: I have often wondered about that. Quite a few groups have one of these "Plague Masks" and talk about the plague and yet no evidence of the mask being around. What? You mean there are reenactors who just copy pictures and don't do any research or read the text!! An absolu...
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Going Medieval
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Going Medieval

I had it off amazon. Apparently it was on the history channel:

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/going-medieval
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Going Medieval
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Going Medieval

Never trust anything in which the presenter (Mike Loades) claims that everything in the documentary is "100% Authentic". I'll keep my comments to the subject I know most about, (Medicine and Surgery), but to keep it subtle: Drivel. According to the "expert on Medieval Medicine and Sur...
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10991

Re: The Musketeers BBC

I've yet to find an adaption that tops the Michael York/Oliver Reed ones of the 1970's. Two of the few films I can watch again and again. Great fun.
by Brother Kevfael
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37218

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Watched the first episode. Much of the stuff was outside of my field of interest so cannot comment, but it was nice to see Robin Wood in it and that Jack Green will be in an upcoming episode.
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37218

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Doubt the book is aimed ant anyone with an academic bent or who would ever study footnotes, a glossary etc... You don't have to be an academic to want to pursue information, but there isn't even a suggested reading list so people can follow stuff up if they are interested. I will watch with a scept...
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 37218

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

To be honest, I will watch it but I have my doubts about it. I brought the book of the series, yet there are no references or any sources for the information at all, Never a good sign.
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Just the group needed down Blists Hill or the Black Country Museum to give a bit of authentic colour, (to say, while they're nice to visit they're a bit rose coloured spectaclish. My elderly relatives refuse to visit as they don't portray life as it was.....)
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 6355

Re: Tewkesbury 2013

A particular Thank you for being so helpful and understanding when we had both messed up and thought the other one had brought the paperwork, we promise not to do it again.


That paperwork bug must have been catching :$
by Brother Kevfael
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

While rare, some forms of rickets are genetic. His daughter, Elizabeth, also suffered from rickets, so this may be the case.
by Brother Kevfael
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

I was looking forward to this documentary, but was disappointed. There wasn’t much on the illnesses of the Royals and how they shaped history, it was more of an examination of how their upbringing shaped history. However, it was interesting and seeing the boots Charles I wore as a child to correct h...
by Brother Kevfael
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Chivalry and Betrayal - The Hundred Years War (BBC 4)
Replies: 12
Views: 3914

Re: Chivalry and Betrayal - The Hundred Years War (BBC 4)

The best source for Bradmore and the removal of the arrowhead is from Dr. T. Lang's and Mr. Hector Cole's excellent article "The Treating of Prince Henry's Arrow Wound, 1403" in Jnl of the Society of Archer Antiquaries, 2003, pp. 95-101. Not quotes from the internet. An article available t...
by Brother Kevfael
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Chivalry and Betrayal - The Hundred Years War (BBC 4)
Replies: 12
Views: 3914

Re: Chivalry and Betrayal - The Hundred Years War (BBC 4)

Episode 1: I don't remember any mention of Sluys Episode 2: her account of bradmore removing the arrow was farcical and inaccurate. Re-enactors getting things wrong: Annoying, but often understandable as they may not have the resources; History Academics: unforgivable: if they were putting the same ...
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Saxon Surgery

I'm sending out the love folks! :*
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Saxon Surgery

Love you too Tim!
by Brother Kevfael
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Saxon Surgery

To remove a barbed arrow.....full procedures contained here: "Ouch! A history of arrow wound treatment from prehistory to the nineteenth century" http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Treatment-Prehistory-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0957137702/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355674249&sr=1...
by Brother Kevfael
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Saxon Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 6519

Re: Saxon Surgery

Ask Brother Kevfael about Saxon and Viking surgery and all the "re-enactorisms" connected with it. He's very knowledgable, plus you'll learn some new rude words! :wink: Love you Ulfar XXXX I approached the producers, informed them that I had written a book on arrow wound treatment and cou...
by Brother Kevfael
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: BBC Wartime Farm
Replies: 15
Views: 5082

Re: BBC Wartime Farm

I guess for those of us for who this is our primary impression it's a bit wearisome. I've tried to be constructive in my criticism, but the fact that the production team were ringing around trying to pick our brains, (a bit like the woman from nigel slaters cookery programme her 'I want someone to ...
by Brother Kevfael
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hollow Crown - Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 3836

Re: Hollow Crown - Costumes

A notable attempt to portray "Hamlet" in accurate clothing was Richard Dreyfuss's production at the Old Rep, Birmingham, in 1994. It was set in the Seventh Century, which was when Shakespeare's source, Saxo Grammaticus, dated the events to. More fur, wool and leather, than any Hamlet I hav...
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hollow Crown - Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 3836

Re: Hollow Crown - Costumes

[quoteIt the production values and the acting are good then you don't notice the costumes eg like in Braveheart ][/quote] The RSC production of Julius Ceasar which was screened a couple of weeks prior to "The Hollow Crown" is a case in point. Modern dress, but superb performances, especial...
by Brother Kevfael
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battlefield Medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 2943

Re: Battlefield Medicine

Well you could try this particular volume........

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... +treatment
by Brother Kevfael
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment

To those kind enough to be purchasing my book, when on Amazon, go through the Bows, Blades and Battles Press seller,(which is me, as I am not supplying it to Amazon to stock).

All the best.
by Brother Kevfael
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment

As promised in an earlier posting I’ve finished the book “Ouch! A History of Arrow Wound Treatment from Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century” and it’s now available on Amazon for £9.99 (excluding P and P): http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0957137702/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1331193260&...
by Brother Kevfael
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: filthy cities -Dan Snow
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: filthy cities -Dan Snow

Turned over as soon as I saw the demonstratiion of medieval trepanning using a 17th century trepanning drill.
by Brother Kevfael
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall

Realistic? :worried: You want to try wandering around with a cocked and loaded crossbow in a sack .....?
by Brother Kevfael
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 7607

Flynn's Robin Hood and Sea Hawk will always be great. But I also like Captain Blood, The Black Swan and Scaramouche , (The latter four were all based on books by Rafael Sabatini, who you don't hear much of these days, which I think is a pity). I also enjoy Excalibur , (sod the history enjoy the spec...

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