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by Graham Field
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: The Passing of Roger Lankford
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

Re: The Passing of Roger Lankford

sad news indeed, we will miss him.
by Graham Field
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Combat Society Banquet
Replies: 0
Views: 583

Medieval Combat Society Banquet

The Medieval Combat Society are holding their annual banquet on 17-19 April in Suffolk. If any of our reenactor friends would like to join us, then please send a pm.

http://www.themcs.org
by Graham Field
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Combat Society
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: Medieval Combat Society

Our 2015 training Winter/Spring dates have been posted: http://www.themcs.org/shows/MCS%20Shows%20and%20Events%202015.htm we train in Kingston Upon Thames. 25 January MCS Archery, Dancing, Fight Training, 12-6 pm, at the Scout Hall, Kingston 08 February MCS Archery, Dancing, Fight Training, 12-6 pm,...
by Graham Field
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Combat Society
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: Medieval Combat Society

Our 2014 Winter training events have been posted to our website here http://www.themcs.org/shows/MCS%20Shows%20and%20Events%202014.htm
by Graham Field
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Thanks for the comments. The anniversary event this year was great. We would love to attend future events, but as a London based group, an annual trek is unlikely. If there was the same level of funding as 2014 to make it a major event again we could be interested. Other events draw our call now, al...
by Graham Field
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 31287

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Hi Some feedback from the battle of Bannockburn (live). I had read all the previous comments and decided to wait until after the event before posting, and knew of the past battles, and spoke with various people about the battle organisers, but never had been to a reenactment north of the border, alt...
by Graham Field
Sun May 04, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Azincourt 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Azincourt 2015

Hi ETFox

Usually it is groups that apply rather than individuals, but for an authoritative answer ask here http://www.azincourt2015.info/ or here https://www.facebook.com/groups/azincourt.alliance.events/

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: extant 14th century cannons
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

Re: extant 14th century cannons

Hi

I created a web page looking at medieval cannon up to around 1400

http://www.themcs.org/weaponry/cannon/cannon.htm

I hope it may be of some use.

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 3256

Re: info needed for 14th Cent pavise

Hi I have some pics on facebook that may be of use, here hopefully you will be able to see them? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151043000808568&set=a.10151026645678568.421782.692978567&type=3&theater Also have a look at: Der mittelalterliche Reiterschild, unfortunately it is o...
by Graham Field
Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Azincourt 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Azincourt 2015

isnt there a ban on taking longbows across the channel?? Sure I read that somewhere about the chunnel...( Not that I am thinking the french may still hold a grudge or anything... :D ) No, not on Eurotunnel. Eurostar has restrictions on hand luggage. We have taken swords, axes, maces, longbows, cros...
by Graham Field
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 2054

Re: Yet another newbie message

Hi Jemmo

The Medieval Combat Society http://www.themcs.org are a mid C14 family society and have members in Hampshire and do events in Southern England (as well as taking part in Tewkesbury).

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Mon May 30, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Any Fact in This 'Story'?
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Any Fact in This 'Story'?

Not heard that before, but by coincidence, yesterday I was re-reading some information on games and sport, including tennis. from The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England, 2008, Ian Mortimer pg 262 Law tennis is not wholly a nineteenth-century invention; its earlier 'real tennis' form comes to ...
by Graham Field
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for a group to join
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: looking for a group to join

Hi

The Medieval Combat Society are loosely based around London and do have events in the Colchester area and members in Essex. We do archery whenever we can at events and welcome new members.

See http://www.themcs.org

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knights on horseback?
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Knights on horseback?

While that's true, dismounting doesn't necessarily help either, as was shown at Poitiers. A very interesting battle with several French battles attacking first on horseback, and then on foot, and when the English were spent, out of arrows, Edward of Woodstock ordered his army to attack the oncoming...
by Graham Field
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval Combat Society
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Medieval Combat Society

The Medieval Combat Society performs to the public displays of Combat, Archery, and Dancing set to a Medieval Encampment from the reign of the most noble, king Edward III. Come along to an event and meet us. http://www.themcs.org Join us If you want to play a knight, noble, peasant, archer, friar or...
by Graham Field
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2009 Helm Cam
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Tewkesbury 2009 Helm Cam

I have put up a few helm cam videos on You Tube

Tewkesbury 2009 Helm Cam
by Graham Field
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Groups in Essex?
Replies: 44
Views: 3689

Hi

The MCS also have members in Essex and we do shows there as well.

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Hi

Yes quite sparse, it would nice to see them add more over time.

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Calendar Patent Rolls are not the same as the Statutes of the Realm. Useful and well worth a browse though they may be. Yes, although I did check before posting and the first one I came across, was for the enforcement of the statute given in the example above: http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/...
by Graham Field
Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Can any one help find Medieval Statue laws and Ordinances
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Hi

This may help

http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armoured abbot 1360
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Hi

Thanks for the posting, very nice.

Where abouts in Ischia was the effigy?

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 3851

Hi Sir John Sully was said to have been born in 1281 and died 1387. Normally this would have been attributed to several people of the same name except for his testimony in the Scope-Grosvenor enquiry in 1386. In the enquiry both Sir John de Sully and Sir John Chydioke claimed to be over 100 years in...
by Graham Field
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury Video
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Tewkesbury Video

Hi

A few clips of Tewkesbury:

Tewkesbury 2007 Helm Cam

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Sat May 12, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 15583

Colin Middleton wrote:Yew (from Spain, I think) was used for the best bows.


Yes and after Edward, the Prince of Wales victory at Najera in 1366, the Spanish destroyed many of their Yew trees to deprive the English of good Yew.

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Thu May 10, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 15583

Hi The definition of a knight is a very personal view determined by your own views, expectations and experiences. Historically - a Knight was someone who was knighted by a person of sufficient rank. Reenactment - depends on the society In the Medieval Combat Society (MCS) knighthood is attained only...
by Graham Field
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A case for redefining standards ?
Replies: 51
Views: 3010

Hi A few ideas. It is good that there is a striving towards better authenticity, and it is a balance between what knowlege is available for any particular period for the patterns, sewing, styles etc, kit that is commercially available, priority of equipment and the disposable income of those taking ...
by Graham Field
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 43854

Heraldry

Hi

MCS (Medieval Combat Society) Heraldry, is given below, although individual knights wear their own colours.

Regards

Graham
by Graham Field
Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The magic levitating sword !!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Hi

This is becoming a regular phenomenon!

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27

Regards

Graham

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