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by Malvoisin
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A question of Maille
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: A question of Maille

Maille means stitch.
Mailler means mesh.
by Malvoisin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Priory of St Mary Magdalene.
Replies: 16
Views: 4577

Re: The Priory of St Mary Magdalene.

Mad Mick wrote::)

I know 'tis a green cross

Not until the 16th century it ain't.
(According to Desmond Seward anyway.)



Oh and BV your links ain't working anymore.
by Malvoisin
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Does wrought iron rust?
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Does wrought iron rust?

Rust or iron oxide is a formed by a reaction between the iron and oxygen in contact with water or moisture. Nothing to do with the carbon content at all as far as I know. Also Wrought iron tools? I think most cutting/ surgical tools would have at least a hardend steel edge, (to enable durable sharpe...
by Malvoisin
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mottes....
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Mottes....

Ok, a different angle - how long would it take bare chalk to be colonised by plants? Maybe over a decade it would naturally happen and they would leave it as it was? Here's a write up of an experiment conducted in the '60's that tried to discover just that:- http://www.ubss.org.uk/resources/proceed...
by Malvoisin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4218

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

there is also the augment that it is better to be more comfortable/less restrictive and therefor safer. as is still applied to this day. That's right because when I buy a new crash helmet for the bike I always take the padding out because on a summers day it gets soooo hot in there! Just like when ...
by Malvoisin
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbow bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 5293

Re: Crossbow bolts

gregory23b wrote:Had you tried oil or varnish? That would sort out uptake of atmospheric moisture, it would make them a tad translucent as well.


Now that's a plan. :)
by Malvoisin
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbow bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 5293

Re: Crossbow bolts

Thanks for all the help so far. I have 2 more questions 1. How do I go about " bellying" the dowel I'm using and what was the purpose if this ( i noticed in the illustrations above only a few we bellied so wasn't sure if it was a necessity for period accuracy) 2. Does anyone have a good r...
by Malvoisin
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Rude Stuff.
Replies: 1
Views: 5472

Roman Rude Stuff.

ROMAN SEXUALITY. Images, Myths and Meanings. Friday 14 January - Sunday 10 April . 2011. Weston Gallery. Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham. http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Exhibitions/ViewEvent.html?e=1743&c=5&d=0 I haven't been down yet so I can't really say how big it is, bu...
by Malvoisin
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Original Crossbow any help to identify...
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Original Crossbow any help to identify...

With a rifle type trigger and rear sight I'd say it looks like a target crossbow, popular on the continent from (according to Payne-Gallwey) latter half of the 17thC to the first half of the 18thC. His example has a steel bow 2ft long and a stock 2ft 3in. If it's bigger it may be ealier. Wallace Col...
by Malvoisin
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 7413

Re: ladies hair

Looks like hte thing about hair being shorn as a punishment for impropriety is a re-enactorism then? Agreed? Shame - it was always a fun item for teasing MOPS. Roger Hart in "Witchcraft" states that before a witch was pricked ; that is using a needle to discover hidden devil's marks, the ...
by Malvoisin
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield help
Replies: 5
Views: 6305

Re: Shield help

assuming it's not going to be used in reenactment combat then a canvas fabric glued on with PVA glue should do the trick. Use fabric tacks for the edges if the wood thikness allows.A washable emulsion should do for painting too.

Enjoy the festival, take ALL day, there's LOTS to see!
by Malvoisin
Wed May 26, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 12728

Re: Period Maille

Can you recall which study/ journal/ author, off the top of your head? I havn't had much luck in finding studies. Early iron pdf "Pieces from five different mail-shirts have been examined, all dating to the Late pre-Roman Iron Age and the Roman Iron Age. These finds include one from a Late pre...
by Malvoisin
Tue May 18, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey 15-16 May
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

Re: Rufford Abbey 15-16 May

A 1:72 scale trebuchet! Cool B-)
by Malvoisin
Mon May 17, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey 15-16 May
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

Re: Rufford Abbey 15-16 May

A trebuchet! Cool 8-)
by Malvoisin
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4585

Re: Centurion

Went to see it today. Visually stunning, the scottish country side is used to the max and looks great. I don't know much about that Roman period but the kit looked pretty damn good to me. And yes it is very bloody and grizzly. The down side for me was the she-wolf charater reminded me of Keira Knigh...
by Malvoisin
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of the Nations 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Battle of the Nations 2010

Alan_F wrote:natalie, can you tell me a bit more about this event?

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=20644
by Malvoisin
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great War - Portugal
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: The Great War - Portugal

Lord Byron wrote:Not bad, but your camera appears to be in need of repair -


OMG I thought the pics had been digitally altered to make them look like they'd been taken on an old battered war correspondents camera!

Well done! :thumbup:
by Malvoisin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Meet the Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Meet the Ancestors

Indeed I always found Meet the Ancestors a bit of a let down really the whole aim of the program seems to be to make a plasticine face! :eh:

Julians Blood of the Vikings was better, and his books are very good.

British try reading some books and leave the TV switched off for the winter.
by Malvoisin
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Board preferences.
Replies: 26
Views: 9304

Re: Board preferences.

I'd like one with fluffy rabbits and cuddly kittens.



And cybermen.
by Malvoisin
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: What's New
Replies: 10
Views: 5093

Re: What's New

:punch: will be using this lots!!
by Malvoisin
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: What's New
Replies: 10
Views: 5093

Re: What's New

Excellent, will anything new is most welcome the "Only got one style at the moment" is confusing my little head in all ready as this one is exactly the same as another forum I frequent. :lol:

(More silly smilies would be cool too.)
by Malvoisin
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

How much of a goose would be left if you hit it with one of those? My own take is that a crescent shaped head would break wing bones very nicely so while the goose was then forced to walk south for the winter it was much easier to grab and eat him... ...Or send the dogs in. Indeed. Maths aside, a b...
by Malvoisin
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7200

John, if your so adamant that you are going to shoot blunts with it, get your gamby on and get someone to shoot you with it. And see how much it hurts. IMO 100lb Xbow shooting blunts at what ever distance or angle is frankly asking for injury. What does your archery captain say, presuming you have o...
by Malvoisin
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

Langley wrote: The only ones showing crescent arrowheads involved hunting ducks/geese etc.

And the reason for this is???
by Malvoisin
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

The "Aren't MOP silly and aren't we clever" posts grate on me for two reasons. The first is that in most cases MOP have paid to come and see/talk to us, that suggests they have an interest and a desire to learn, I went to shows years before picking up the hobby and at the time I'd hate to...
by Malvoisin
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

mike wrote:There have been hundreds founds in old quays and some have speculated about ships rigging.


Punching holes in sails?
Shoot one at a tight sheet and see what size hole it leaves.
by Malvoisin
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

Hraefn wrote:Like "So when did we (meaning humans) start keeping chickens then?"
That made me think....


I had that one, but about peacocks in england, I couldn't give an answer :oops: ...
Well I don't know everything! :lol:
by Malvoisin
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9080

Re: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.

I thought I would start a thread in which we can share these little nuggets of 'wisdom'. Join the club. :roll: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18299 Search and you'll find many other "aren't normal people silly, not like us" etc, blah, blah, etc, type threads on this for...
by Malvoisin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: "garandes," clay jars filled with inflammable liqu
Replies: 18
Views: 4690

Interesting stuff medievalevents, I was kind of hoping you'd found something new relating to the 13thC.

Rum? To burn? Were they mad?

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