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by Timothy
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: mule hire wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: mule hire wanted

For some reason responses were not being relayed to my e-mail in the usual manner. I do appreciate the efforts people have been making tp help, now that I have had time to check back.

Timothy
by Timothy
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: mule hire wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 996

mule hire wanted

EH plans an equine extravaganza on Hadrian's Wall next Summer and want a mule to participate to represent the baggage train. Does anyone know of any mule owners who might be willing to supply an animal? Six weekends at various locations on the Wall. Typically, EH wants a reply in a week, so I will b...
by Timothy
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Mule hire
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Mule hire

EH plans an equine extravaganza on Hadrian's Wall next Summer and want a mule to participate to represent the baggage train. Does anyone know of any mule owners who might be willing to supply an animal? Six weekends at various locations on the Wall. Typically, EH wants a reply in a week, so I will b...
by Timothy
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cornwall?
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Cornwall?

Thanks!
by Timothy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Cornwall?
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Cornwall?

Are there any Roman re-enactors in Cornwall or adjacent areas?
by Timothy
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 11541

Re: Mediaeval Islam

While at university I made an intensive study of the advent of Islam with a particular goal of understanding the underlying motivations. As a result of that I concluded that many of the social customs of Islam are founded upon the the consistent premise of removing any stimulus that would provoke a ...
by Timothy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 11541

Re: Mediaeval Islam

Firstly, it is misguided to assume that Muslims in general have ever been any more adept at following their commandments than Christians. Hence, some Muslims have always drunk prohibited forms of alcohol. In fact, one of the most prevalent genres of medieval Arabic poetry was that in praise of wine....
by Timothy
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: when was the roman army in its prime?
Replies: 14
Views: 1993

Re: when was the roman army in its prime?

I would say in the late tenth - early eleventh century under Basil II. That was the period in which the empire recovered the greatest amount of territory lost to many more and stronger enemies than the earlier period had had to deal with.

T.
by Timothy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Noob looking for a group in NE England
Replies: 17
Views: 3878

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Hetaireia Palatiou (Palace Company) is oop north. Children are certainly welcome, and our swordplay is second to none!

See our website (below) for more information.

Timothy
by Timothy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)

Thanks, Dan. A considerable accolade coming from you.

T.
by Timothy
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)

Hetaireia Palatiou (Palace Company) Living History set in the part of the Roman Empire which did not fall in the fifth century. (Latterly referred to erroneously as the "Byzantine Empire") http://www.enduring-empire.org.uk Court milieu and supporting areas. Predominant focus on strictly do...
by Timothy
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Next MEDATS meeting - 15th May
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Next MEDATS meeting - 15th May

The Medieval Dress & Textile Society Spring Meeting 15 May 2010: Stiffening, Stuffing & quilting: the extra dimension Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London WC2R 0RN Tickets at door: Non-members £25.00 Students £10.00 Medats members 15.00 9.30 Doors open: Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre 1...
by Timothy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sexy!
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Sexy!

If the sight of a willowy woman in a tightly laced late twelfth-century bliaut was already not enough to get the pulse of a red-blooded man racing, some sources mention more adventurous damsels also wearing sideless chemises, or none, so that bare skin showed through the lacing. Hue de Rotelande, &q...
by Timothy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 6181

Re: Garlic, when was it first used

> scordioun

This will be from the Greek, skorodon in Classical time and contracted and diminished to skordion in medieval Greek.

Timothy
by Timothy
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 11388

Braziers are definitely the way to go. Here is one of mine. http://livinghistory.co.uk/homepages/palacecompany/tea-up.jpg The great advantage is that when fueled with charcoal you can pick them up and take them into a tent when the weather gets bad. A little hard to document for western Europe thoug...
by Timothy
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: MEDATS Henry VIII day
Replies: 2
Views: 623

MEDATS Henry VIII day

As another celebration of the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne of England the Medieval Dress and Textile Society (MEDATS) is holding a one day seminar entitled "Henry VIII: the Clothing and Textiles of a Renaissance Monarch?" on Saturday 2nd May 2009. This event is...
by Timothy
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Pack Saddles

> Thanks Timothy, all useful.

> John T

That's OK, as I may well pick your brains in return in due course. I have plans to make one myself for next season.

T.
by Timothy
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Pack saddles

If it is of any use to you, there are some excellent pictures of unladen pack saddles in East Roman ("Byzantine") mss. I reproduce one in my Osprey Warrior volume *Byzantine Infantryman*

Timothy
by Timothy
Thu May 08, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Silk Cloaks
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Hey Brand, your picture suggests you re-enact something Western and early medieval, so what fantasically rich kingdom do you rule? Must be one, otherwise you would not be able to afford that much silk of any sort. " ... someone at Hastings said ... " Please, less re-enactorism and more res...
by Timothy
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 12992

Hobbitstomper asked:
> Have you seen my banded mail? (Not going to be so bold as to claim it is authentic, even if it looks spot on for some 14th century artwork.)

No, but I would be very interested to see anything that could be a viable interpretation of banded mail.

T.
by Timothy
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 12992

Regarding cotton: Cotton *cloth* is known around the Eastern Mediterranean in some quantity for the tenth century, but eve at the end of the eleventh century was still an expensive elite fabric. It was expense and valued for three reasons: 1- cotton is much more difficult to harvest, process and spi...
by Timothy
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 4917

There are a couple of reasons why it is less likely that aketon came from Greek. For one, medieval Greek has a well-established vocabulary for arming garments, while, as was noted, khiton is a generic term. For another, we did get a term from Greek in the form of gambeson. from vamvakion, the Greek ...
by Timothy
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: What changed with the romans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

> Does anyone have a basic timescale for what changes happened to a roman legionaries kit over the ages?

You might want to pin the period down a little - the Roman Empire did, after all, last until 1453!

Timothy
by Timothy
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 2113

Hi Steve,

still a bit frustrated? You could give me a ring and perhaps we could get together some time and do some training sometime. Lord knows I could use some exercise!

Timothy

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