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by ASK
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

ok, I get the harness thing, although I have not seen the documents (the Pewter's guild docs that is) therefore I have little defense, I can only state the context the statement was delivered to me..

but......

why dismiss Froissart and the Charles VII illustration as fantasy?
by ASK
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

Certainly in the minority, there are loads of images of brigs and mail down to the elbow, in multiple sources... Plate arms and legs, there are images but by far in the minority...you have to hunt for them and for some of them you have to question artist licence (such as this early 15th C one http:/...
by ASK
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

interesting, and I see what you mean Adam, and Jorge..... However, does not change there are quite a few sources which illustrate archers wearing full plate armour/brigs Jean Froissart's chronicle (battle of Poitiers) & Scottish bodyguard to Charles VII of France to mention two pictorial sources...
by ASK
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

Harness/harnessed does not just mean plate, but dressed for war, it could just as easily be jacks. I did not know that, interesting, have you a source that illustrates this? for some reason I had always excluded padded defenses from being harnessed... :crazy: still there are images of archers weari...
by ASK
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

I will ask for a direct quote from the 'big books' see what he comes back with, It was conveyed to me as head to toe...

however I guess it does not necessarily mean the full harness was used all at one time... I expect a professional solider would be able to use a bow or a polearm etc...
by ASK
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

could be..... I am reading into the shape of the hand guard appearing to suggest it is handed to have a front edge and a rear edge... so some interpretation is definitely present in that particular image as the hand guard is not particularly clear in either case...
by ASK
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

Not English but, The Martyrdom of St. Ursula, by Hans Memling.... archer wearing Falchion.... a couple of sources from a short search, although certainly appears to be more arming swords than falchions...
by ASK
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

Looks most likely to be a straight bladed Falchion worn by the two archers illustrated by Jean Froissart's 15th-century illuminated manuscript of Crecy, although could do with a better image to be certain...
by ASK
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yeoman archer
Replies: 31
Views: 9281

Re: Yeoman archer

A good friend, has pointed out that within the records of the guild of Pewters (within the 15th C), it is stated that they supplied several FULLY HARNESSED liveried archers to the city of London...... don't underestimate what kit a professional solider/archer could have...
by ASK
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: healing stones and minerals
Replies: 7
Views: 2670

Re: healing stones and minerals

I would point out cutting stones (as we know it) is very different to polishing stones... if you study most stone settings for jewels in medieval treasures they are irregular, which is incredibly harder to make than if the stone has been cut to a regular form as we get today. This is a real pain in ...
by ASK
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Voiders - how to attatch
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Re: Voiders - how to attatch

by ASK
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Voiders - how to attatch
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

Voiders - how to attatch

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding the attachment method of voiders in the late 15th C, I have seen paintings of the 16th C which had the voiders edged and then pointed on, but nothing for the 15th C, does anyone know if there is evidence for pointed voiders, or is it a fabrication of what was...

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