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by Ben Rodgers
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Bridport muster and others

Copy of the orginal just go on the dorset County Record Office website and email them they send you a payment form enclose £5 and you have your very own copy of the orginal muster roll
by Ben Rodgers
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport muster and others
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Bridport muster and others

I've got a copy it cost me £5 from Dorset County Record Office best £5 I ever spent
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: any groups based in south wales near lampeter
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

Re: any groups based in south wales near lampeter

I'm at Lampeter and yes there is a reenactor group there however they focus on C11th to C12th, with out slatting too much they leave alot to be desired, if your an experience re enactor I would contemplate carefully before joining them, There safety standards are in my eyes very laxed and whilst I n...
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

It was the French Chronicler Phillip de Commines that mentions the spare the commons and kill the nobles, its only later on in his campaign that he get pissy and desides to kill all who opose him, when Warwick and Clarence double cross him one two many times.
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sir William COURTENAY of Powderham b1427 d1485
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/dat ... sterdb.php

Tried the website and came up with these results however latest they seem to go is 1418 but maybe useful
by Ben Rodgers
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 15th Century Soldiers Tent
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

I thought a soldiers tent was a bell tent
by Ben Rodgers
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7831

Past Tents are also good most re enactment tent are his I think, you can pick a few decent second hand one especially on this forum. HOwever I know he sold his business so Im unsure if he is still making atm Im sure some here will have more up todate info for you
by Ben Rodgers
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women at war
Replies: 7
Views: 1736

I doubt women could have pulled 120LBs (I'm not sexist) but to pull 120LB requires training and there is no evidence to suggest women trained to the same degree as a man. However there is evidence of women fighting especially in the gentry society Margaret Paston undoubtly defended her home at Caist...
by Ben Rodgers
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8417

(1450) Complaint in War.AM 4 180: The other abouesaid persons came..as it had be in land of werr, with force and armes, that is to say, with jakkes, salettes, bowes, arrowes, glaybes, gissarnes, longdebibes, and other armour defensif. (1472-3) RParl. 6.54a: Servauntes unto Thomas Trethewe..arraied ...
by Ben Rodgers
Sun May 31, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 7466

Just going back to the Richards and will try and stay on topic Richard I was only a bad king because of modern day opinion of him. Unfortunately for Richard II he was in a no win situation, much of his reign was governed by counsellor and they were pretty poor and when he did get chance to rule the ...
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: how do you treat pattens
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

I find they where out much quicker than rotting out, Ive found the hinge bit start to go but it is because of wear and tear not the craftsmanship. However really adverse weather a Colin said, probably doesnt help their cause
by Ben Rodgers
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

gregory23b wrote:Great to hear.

Let us know how it all goes, be nice to catch up at some time this year, last we met was year before last I recall.

;-)


I think TORM was the last time we met, I will let you know how I get on, and it would be great to catch up sometime.
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

Im in my final year now, however Ive decided that being a student is too much fun and currently looking at doing a Masters, Ive sent Dave a PM as well so hopefully I will get the answer. I will have a llok at the thread as well and see what it says thanks for your help.
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

As I cant effectively debate your point i will have to conseed, i currently have a copy of the Bridport document, so will look more closely at it, if Ive gathered from what you said is correct then the Stryckland document is not actually 1459 as orginally stated and that it is actually a transcript ...
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

See I would argue the fact that Bridport is a muster roll as it coincidents with Henry VI's commission of array in anticipation of a French invasion of 1457, whilst I agree with you that it is a kit list, Im still struggling to notice the difference between the two I agree with what you saying that ...
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

Ben "i do not beleive the standard of documents would change that much. " what makes you say that? The Reason I say that is from my research I havnt seen a massive difference in the standard of muster roll, looking at the agincourt rolls, the bridport and the strykland they all convey the...
by Ben Rodgers
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

Look at a comparison theres the Bridport Muster Roll 1453 now I know this doesnt match the Strykland Muster roll date wish however, i do not beleive the standard of documents would change that much. My opinion is that they name people to authenticate they had that many people from the relevant shire...
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

Do you know where I can find the reference for it
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

Strykland Muster Roll 1459

Does anyone know where I can find a version i.e book or even better the archives that it can be found as Im writting my dissertation and this would be source would be a gold mine. Many thanks

Ben
by Ben Rodgers
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armour WOTR
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Corslet Also spelled corselet. A light half-armour popular in the sixteenth century for general military use (for example, town guards). It consisted of a gorget, breast, back and tassets, full arms and gauntlets; the term can also be applied to the cuirass only. Got this from Arador Armour Website
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 3159

Sorry what is a letter of introduction
by Ben Rodgers
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 3159

Thank you all for your replies, #ive looked into the areas uyou have suggested the only problem is the book Statute of the Realm unfortunatley I cant find anywhere not even in library's which is a shame as would have been useful but thank you all so far for your knowledge
by Ben Rodgers
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 3159

Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances

Ive been doing some research on soldiering in the Wars of the Roses towards my dissertation and have read a bit about laws that were placed like the classic example of boys from the age of seven having to practise archery etc etc and the banning of football however ive not been able to find out wher...
by Ben Rodgers
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2999

GOing bk to the idea battle something ive seen dun at my uni and im assuming it would only work for battles that were not reenacting a historic battle like blore or bosworth where if someone is hit in the arm or leg they take the hit and drop back hit in the stomach then u drop dead I dont no how th...
by Ben Rodgers
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Late Medieval hats
Replies: 14
Views: 2463

may i ask what list this is from sound intriguing
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Letters
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Thank you all you have all been a great help.
by Ben Rodgers
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Letters
Replies: 6
Views: 1893

Medieval Letters

Can anyone point me in the direction of finding medieval letters im prefurably looking for letters for the laity and trying to steer away from any monastic ones, I already have the pastons but im look for more of those sorts,

hopefully that makes sense
by Ben Rodgers
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6065

Annie I dont know the primary source but Jim the Pot from Trinity Potters would as this is where I got the information when I worked for him. He normally at one of the re enactors markets
by Ben Rodgers
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6065

It was put inplace to stop guilds such as carpenters and pewter/blacksmith (unsure what they came under as) from losing trade if that makes sense these guilds also had a fair bit of influence and so were able to attempt to put legislation against. Or so I was led to believe.
by Ben Rodgers
Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Which was more expensive?
Replies: 46
Views: 6065

In the C15th in England it was illegal for potters to make plates hence why the only ones that are around in that time tend to be dutch imports so really the coice was between pewter and wood depending on your status i would assume

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