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by Lindsay
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Laws of Olde
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: Scottish Laws of Olde

The records of the Scottish Parliament (pre 1707) are available online:
http://www.rps.ac.uk/
by Lindsay
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 47944

Re: Bannockburn 2014

According to this article: http://www.scotsman.com/news/arts/clans-chief-bannockburn-events-watered-down-1-2908193 It's the ClanRanald organising it. Appearing in front of the committee yesterday, Sir Malcolm then said that plans to recreate the battle over three days using the Clanranald re-enactme...
by Lindsay
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 6904

Re: Fighting priests

The archbishop of St Andrews was killed at Flodden along with the Bishop of the Isles and several abbots.
by Lindsay
Mon May 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval and Tudor frying
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: Medieval and Tudor frying

There appears to be skillets or frying pans in these 2 pics:
Image

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by Lindsay
Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Team : Wars of the Roses Special
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: Time Team : Wars of the Roses Special

I agree with you there, I thought it a shame that there was no mention of the work that Michael Jones did a few years back. Also, does anyone else think that Tony Pollard is beginning to sound like he's going Native after too many years with GUARD??? ;-) Quite fun.....But there was nothing about doc...
by Lindsay
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 2361

Re: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat

I would have thought some sort of nail would be better than rivets, they can push through the fabric more easily then you can clip the point off and peen down the rest.
by Lindsay
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Villa rebuilt
Replies: 5
Views: 5444

Re: Roman Villa rebuilt

I must say I'm slightly disappointed...

I was expecting to come on here after watching the show and see at least 6 different examples of Roman Wheelbarrows!

:wink:
by Lindsay
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 3830

Re: looking for plate legs

With the Eastern Europeans coming through at the moment I'd recommend Stanislav Prosek
http://zbroje.mac-armour.cz/gallery.html
He made me the rather nice black burgonet shown in the 17thC gallery. Good Price and was delivered bang on time.
by Lindsay
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 3873

Re: Targe?

From the Records of the Scottish Parliament 19 October 1456 And that no poor man nor unprovided be charged to come to any raids in England, and that each man whose goods extend to 20 merks be furnished at least with jack, with sleeves to the hand or else a pair of splints, a sellat or a pricking hat...
by Lindsay
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2234

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

For some reason, my first guess is that it's a pelican! Can't justify it but there you go!

:thumbup:
by Lindsay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 23573

Re: Flodden kit and info please

The Flodden book isn't Angus MacBride, it's Stephen Walsh... A MacBride book I might actually have bought as they do look nice, these ones just don't! He also illustrated the Otterburn book, just as badly! Angus MacBride - nice artist, but attention to detail is lacking. The artwork in reid's Highla...
by Lindsay
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The medieval monk
Replies: 18
Views: 2716

Re: The medieval monk

Why not spend a weekend in Austria and see what it's like?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8525741.stm

:thumbup:
by Lindsay
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Outfitting a Tudor Tailor's Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 4656

Given the value of the materials a tailor could possess, it is more than likely that he would have some form of weaponry to hand. There is evidence of the Burgesses of Edinburgh commonly keeping Halberds in their shops.

Alan_F wrote:If it's a Tailor's shop, why do you need to have weapons in it?
by Lindsay
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My First article for Skirmish...With Picture
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Read the article today. Brilliant photo's!

The names of the Frenchmen made me smile! :wink:
by Lindsay
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 18129

I found this quote in Patten's description of the Battle of Pinkie (1547) Here he is describing the Scottish Camp Here now, to say somewhat of the manner of their camp. As they had no pavilions or round houses of a commendable compass : so were there few other tents with posts, as the used manner of...
by Lindsay
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: bring back the bun
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

The Alban bun recipe includes "grains of paradise" - cardamom seeds which are credited with giving the bun its "special spicy, medieval taste".


I thought Grains of Paradise and Cardamom were completely different spices? :?:
by Lindsay
Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Info. wanted deer skin/padded jack/gabison
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

I'm sure there's a reference somewhere to Highlanders painting their aketons with pitch. Will try and dig out the source tomorrow!
by Lindsay
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 22203

Is there not some mediaeval legend that the English had dogs tails? Could it be a reference to that?

Or maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree!

:P
by Lindsay
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: BBC 4 Medieval Season
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Cool!

Robert Bartlett who's on a couple of the shows is an old lecturer of mine!
by Lindsay
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What right with the film Braveheart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2285

RottenCad wrote: CAleDoniphile


Does that mean you like a pint of 80/-???

:wink:
by Lindsay
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Oh dear....
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Oh dear....

by Lindsay
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 10172

The one picture I've seen of one being carried it is in a fringed scabbard and tucked into the armpit. The illustration is French from around 1562, I'll see if I can find it online somewhere (my scanner is broken at the moment!)
by Lindsay
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 19871

Re: Lamellar I found this quote in the new Galloglass book, it's a description of Hebridean and Manx troops taken from Gerald of Wales Conquest of Ireland: They were warlike figures, clad in mail in every part of their body after the Danish manner. Some wore long coats of mail, others iron plates sk...
by Lindsay
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Hoisting of Knights
Replies: 29
Views: 3172

Re: Hoisting of Knights

I'm pretty sure it appears in Sword of the Valiant as well.

guthrie wrote:
To which my question is, what films? Admittedly I am not a film buff, but I've never come across such a scene.
by Lindsay
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: DIY fulling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

by Lindsay
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Flodden
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

There are rumblings in Selkirk of commemoration plans, next time I spend any time down there, I'll see what's going on...
by Lindsay
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 2935

Hi! According to the 1471 Parliament, the shaft was to be six ells long (the ell in Scotland was 37 inches = 18 1/2 ft). The 1481 Parliament forbade any shafts less than 5 1/2 ells to be imported. However, according to Ian Heath, the Pikes or "Colin Clouts" imported from France in 1513 wer...
by Lindsay
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 8397

Is it Willie's Drowned in Yarrow? http://www.contemplator.com/child/rarewil.html (It's the first song about drowning that springs to mind! ;-) ) I once heard the most spectacularly beautiful song about a drowning (cheerful) which have never heard again and because I only heard it once, can't remembe...
by Lindsay
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 8397

This one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gi4Nt_xxg :D Ace is the singer of one of the funniest spoof songs-the Starwars version of American Pie- that I've ever heard. 'Bye bye little Anakin guy May be Vader some day later now he's just a small fry Left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye Singing...
by Lindsay
Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scots DID wear KILTS.. PRE-1600 by a long way
Replies: 95
Views: 12632

It is also worth pointing out that Barrow's book "Robert the Bruce and the Community of the Realm of Scotland" (I'm assuming this is the book that is meant) was first published in 1965 and a lot has happened in Academic research since then. If this book is the bible on the period, it is pr...

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