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by Hellequin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 11992

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

A chap I do the odd display with is an accountant in the real world, so made a point of learning about period accounting practices and uses it quite frequently - it after all is one of the most normal, necessary and important tasks. Money talks 8-)
by Hellequin
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Broad brimed hats?
Replies: 13
Views: 4592

Re: Broad brimed hats?

Here's another Van Eyck with a seriously large hat, and I'm sure I've seen what can best be described as a stove-pipe in a Bosch (I think)
by Hellequin
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 5197

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Brian la Zouche wrote:
they are the 1st to admit, not 100% living history level wrote:As re-enactors, history is very important to us. The Three Shires Medieval Society therefore strives to represent as much historical fact as possible.
by Hellequin
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of the Thirty 1351
Replies: 7
Views: 3735

Re: Battle of the Thirty 1351

Baldrick wrote:If you feel you can trust it here`s wikipedia`s version;
With wikipedia - if you see something that you know is incorrect, then you should attempt to correct it. Which I'd say is the point of the format
by Hellequin
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 6794

Re: 2011 Season question.

Yep fair point about the battle being a main point to a day, though it did seem to be about the only draw to that side of the festival with little else of interest in the field, where everyone was expected to wait around till the end of the day for anything to occur. On the positive side it did mea...
by Hellequin
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Handmade fabrics
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

Handmade fabrics

I'm after a reasonably-priced but quality supplier for late-fifteenth century appropriate hand-spun, dyed etc woollen fabrics, and linens as well. Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be British if the price is right....

thanks in advance
by Hellequin
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 11997

Re: kovex ars falcions

Save up and buy a "proper" sword.
by Hellequin
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 29019

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Aye right because you've read about the matter I'm sure. What ever the true postion of women in medieval society was (and my own research-that's right stuff I have actually explored and not just wik'ed suggests that women could and did hold postions of trust and authority) literary sources all indi...
by Hellequin
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 10056

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

I have never been to Kentwell, nor do I feel any urge to attend or participate, but the fact that the bulidings are being used may be why so many re-enactors think its the box dulux. My own thoughts are that at the end of the day you are still a 21st century person dressing in funny clothes and pla...
by Hellequin
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Garlic, when was it first used
Replies: 26
Views: 12579

yes but you're talking about two sets of recipes associated with the highest possible status - they could get whatever foreign ingredients they wanted.

was garlic common in Britain? probably not...
by Hellequin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 11421

Soren wrote:I've got a rather deep question for ya'll. I've been a huge fan of Edward the Black Prince and have done a lot of research on him. Recently I started to read about his son Richard II. The overall question is: Where did Richard II go wrong?
by Hellequin
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: What we did at Easter
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

by Hellequin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 40175

I must admit I'm a bit baffled by the confident assertion that they are a reenactorism. They were common in italy in the late 15th, we know from records that lots of armour was imprted from italy.. I've just never seen one - not in illustrations, effigies, brasses. That leads me to believe they are...
by Hellequin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 45303

Plenty of threads damning other "issues" don't worry :wink:
by Hellequin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 40175

WRT coifs - I was summarising the topics discussed in the original thread. Thank you for the exposition :)

Barbutes - they are a specifically Italian design and I have yet to see one in an English or even northern European setting
by Hellequin
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 40175


I went through an old thread on this and as it was 9 pages long and hadnt been posted too for 7 months thought it needed a re-birth. When I first started re-enacting I naively believed that what I was seeing was "as it was" and made many of these mistakes myself, relying on other re-enactors' "wisdo...