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by Stuart Quayle
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Daily rations for a castle guard or medieval foot soldier.
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Daily rations for a castle guard or medieval foot soldier.

Brother Ranulf, this is brilliant information - thank you so much :) I am going to have a good read through it all and make relevant notes, as there are some good pointers in places, which I will use myself in my re-enactment activities. Certain calculations will be interesting and fun to pass on to...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Daily rations for a castle guard or medieval foot soldier.
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Daily rations for a castle guard or medieval foot soldier.

Good morning everyone Can anybody help me please? I am trying to find contemporary sources or information about what the daily food and drink rations would have been for say a common 14th/15th century castle guard or foot-soldier. Does anybody know of any contemporary written accounts detailing such...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Cheers Griff, that has helped pin it down time-wise for me. BTW took another look at the massive stone sphere in the Gunnery tower on my shift today, the one you didn't rule out being a torsion or counter-poise catapult or trebuchet missile rather than a mortar missile. It's much bigger than I remem...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Thanks Griff, most interesting, especially about the 'Gods Tower' findings. On a related matter. A certain amount of quite beautifully carved stone cannon balls were excavated or found in the grounds of Castle Rushen, including a massive, stone ball (much bigger than basketball size) for a siege Mor...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Thanks Griff. I have been informed by much more knowledgable bods than me, that the medieval city wall defences of Southampton were very well maintained and they had a very well formed plan of strategy for arranging for their defence. Each group of citizens living in close proximity to their section...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Thanks Ribauldequin for the info ref. Bodiam Castle, much appreciated :thumbup:

That makes sense about the use of English artillery pieces mainly being used in France during the Hundred Years War.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Roman 2nd century Subarmalis jerkin

Lowering price to £180+pp
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Roman 2nd century Subarmalis jerkin

This item is still available.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Roman 2nd century Subarmalis jerkin

Hi SpottyCat

Just sent you a PM :)
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Roman 2nd century Subarmalis jerkin

A pic of me wearing it.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold: Subarmalis jerkin
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Sold: Subarmalis jerkin

I am selling an 'almost as new', custom made, Roman 2nd century AD replica, 'Subarmalis' leather jerkin, to be worn under the Lorica Segmentata of a Roman Legionary. The decorative shoulder re-enforcements are based loosely on a copy of an actual archeological leather find, found along Hadrian's Wal...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Roman, Greek & Celtic.
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Roman, Greek & Celtic.

Celtic dagger now 'sold'. Just the Rudis wooden training sword left now and dropping price of Rudis down to £30+pp
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Chanz Des Reis 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Chanz Des Reis 2016

Nice kit, nice photos. Well done! 8-)
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Brother Ranulf thank you, that is brilliant information, exactly what I was looking for :D Any other 14th century examples anyone, castle wall fortifications, city wall gun defences? Did the substantial medieval city walls of Southampton convert it's arrow-slits into gun-loops in 1380? Keen to hear ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Roman, Greek & Celtic.
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Roman, Greek & Celtic.

The Corinthian helmet; the Roman shield and the Gladius are now sold, thanks.

The Celtic dagger and Roman training sword are still available.
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

I recently viewed the very interesting lecture on "Understanding Castle Rushen", one of our two Viking/Medieval castles on the Isle of Man, and a theory was put forward by the speaker, that the gun emplacements located now at various points around the outer Curtain Wall, could have been es...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Roman, Greek & Celtic.
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Roman, Greek & Celtic.

and not forgetting this Roman Republican, Gladius hispaniensis and scabbard, maker Deepeeka I believe. Good condition: Price £40+pp
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Roman, Greek & Celtic.
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Roman, Greek & Celtic.

Pics of the Celtic dagger :)
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Roman, Greek & Celtic.
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Roman, Greek & Celtic.

I am selling the following pieces of kit: Ancient Greek, Early style (500 BC), Corinthian helmet made of solid bronze, and fitted with a good painted crest box and horsehair(?) crest. The lovely rose coloured bronze surface was originally covered in layers of lacquer from the manufacturer, giving it...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC

Not sure Griff. I bought it of another re-enactor a few years back. It could be?
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC

Now £70 and offering free postage to the UK mainland :)
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Sold - West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC

I have for sale a nice Celtic helmet of a style similar to the one found in the Louviers Forest, Normandy, France and dated to between 3rd - 1st century BC. This is a good sturdy helmet which has been nicely padded internally with sheepskin fleece. It will fit a medium sized head comfortably say 58 ...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes

Dropping price to £45 and free postage to anywhere in the UK mainland :)

"These boots are made for walkin, and that's just what they'll do ..." :thumbup:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes

Some more pics.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Viking/Dark Ages Mens Toggle Shoes

I am selling my very nice, Viking, Toggle fastening, shoes - UK size 10.5 (narrow fit). They are in good condition overall, not much worn. Heels of shoes (where two pieces of leather are sandwiched sewn/glued together to make the heel) may need some adhesive in the future, but are absolutely fine at...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Viking Sceax

Thanks Stuart, it's yours. 'Sold pending payment'. Have sent you a PM :)
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Viking Sceax

Hi Richard
The blade edge is no sharper than your average pocket pen knife. I can press the blade edge quite firmly and run my finger along the blade edge with damaging my finger whatsoever :)
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 14 century costume advice
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Late 14 century costume advice

Hi Chris Glad to help, although I am sure there are better informed souls than me to advise you. Fair comment on the budget for your costume. What you could be then is a 'domestic' servant to Lord Berkeley. It really depends of what level of servant you wish to portray, as how you dress will have to...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Viking Sceax

Offering free postage in the UK and dropping price to £60 :)

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