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by steve stanley
Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 16553

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

While I shall still watch......I think they're all more designed for a mass audience than the original "Green Valley"........
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 3376

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Mark Griffin wrote:and not a bl**dy cog, tarted up nerf gun or pair of goggles in sight!


:D
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 3376

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Looking good!..My Victorian interest is 1880's grunge,but the dirt is the same........... :D
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: French and Indian/War of Independence Groups

Lexington Minute Company are all over the country(even the South-West!) and VERY friendly.......... :D
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Webbing pattern dates
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: Webbing pattern dates

It's one of the few "out of my period" sites I keep on my favourites to answer the odd "Hmm,I wonder...".....Don't think the '44 was ever universally issued...designed for Far East use and given to Airbourne and Commandos post-war...BTW,a Helmet is NOT part of a webbing set...Jus...
by steve stanley
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: Trying to learn fast

Have a quick look at the Peggy's Neccessities website...Nice "How to get dressed" section.
by steve stanley
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

Not off-hand...It's one showing Charlie leaving Holland for England...Shows Musketeers in Buff Coats and rather strange Helmets..I Think it's in the Houses of Parliament.
by steve stanley
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Grenadier Guards - Early History
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

Re: Grenadier Guards - Early History

AFAIK,There's no evidence for coats/colours before the Restoration...Whether they were uniformed at all in the 1650's is an interesting point..........The painting long thought to show them in 1660 is now generally thought to show Dutch Militia.........
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: British Fifers in the AWI
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: British Fifers in the AWI

A google for "Revwar music" or such,will bring up quite a few US links..Or ask Cat in the Lexington company...I know She was looking at that side of things.
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Later pilgrimages
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: Later pilgrimages

I guess........breaking shrines up could put a downer on it........:)
by steve stanley
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 12732

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

Townsend do bags of tow
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 8050

Re: Re-Enactors Markets

Different view here...I'd sooner the existing ones were further apart in date!
A) too much cost in a short period of time
B) Not all periods have traders at events..something in the season would be useful
ATM looks like we have 6 fairs within 4-5 months then Zilch.............
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: a-hunting we will go!
Replies: 26
Views: 8907

Re: a-hunting we will go!

But what happened to the Trade knives?.....I was all excited and waitin' and everythin'..........

Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Recommended. WW2-Hitlers soft underbelly BBC iPlayer
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Recommended. WW2-Hitlers soft underbelly BBC iPlayer

Caught it by accident....very good programme.
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

I've got one,but it's bugger-all to do with the the technicalities of period combat.......... |(
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

TBH,I'm not really concerned over Richard in this topic....Just the likelihood of their being a considerable number of pikemen present..I was unaware of the change from Franc-Archiers to Bandes,so I guess their is provenance for the idea..........
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

I thought the Barnet thing was due to the lines overlapping,rather than to skill or lack of it.....
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Re: Pikes at Bosworth.....

If I remember rightly...There's a reference to Edward IV entering London with Foreign Pikes in 1471 (as well as the better-known handgunners).......
by steve stanley
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2858

Pikes at Bosworth.....

Anyone know where the Idea Tudor's French troops were pikemen comes from?..Seen it in two recent books as an assumption...I was under the impression the French mainly relied on Swiss pikes,while the native foot were Franc-Archers or Crossbowmen..........Also the idea the they were a shock to Richard...
by steve stanley
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 4843

Re: What does the public see?

Horses for courses...I'm doing this for my standards,not the public's.....So whenever possible I go glasses-less,but use my authenti ones for when I really need them...I saved my old modern ones,£15 to have lenses cut down to fit frames from a junk shop.....BUT I wouldn't consider a period where I d...
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Penny Knife (Conversion)
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Penny Knife (Conversion)

All nice work!...Mine has "Made in Pakistan"...... :envy:
by steve stanley
Tue May 22, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9692

Re: 18th century street life

the minutemen are a brilliant idea i recon, fills a gap in the market. I didn't catch up with how far the minutemen company had actually got last year beforeend of play. what plans are there for minutemen outings this season so far....?? myself and Captain Reech could quite seriously have an item o...
by steve stanley
Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9692

Re: 18th century street life

Both.............
by steve stanley
Wed May 16, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9692

Re: 18th century street life

cannontickler wrote:
steve stanley wrote:Still drooling over the fowling images........... :)


Hey, each to their own fetish Mr. Stanley of the woods.


Nice ideas for the Minutemen..............
by steve stanley
Mon May 14, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: good source books on the 30yrs war
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: good source books on the 30yrs war

For a general history,C V Wedgewood is still readable.........
by steve stanley
Mon May 14, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century street life
Replies: 37
Views: 9692

Re: 18th century street life

Still drooling over the fowling images........... :)
by steve stanley
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 39917

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

I think there were Dutch/Swedish links pre-dating the TYW.....Dutch were the arsenal of Protestant powers....
by steve stanley
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 7609

Re: Leeds armouries question

We went last year,and there was a sci-fci-LARP thing opposite...great fun!...Very highly recommend the North Bar in New Briggate about 20 minutes walk away.........
by steve stanley
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Belt axes.
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Belt axes.

Yes!.....speaking for Revwar & F and I types......

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