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by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Roman Shields
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Roman Shields

cover Roman Shields
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Roman Shields
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Roman Shields

Our new book, Roman Shields was released on 19/07/14 (Amberley). It covers the origins of the diffferent types of shield, their historical developmental progression in shape and function (from Bronze age to Late Roman periods); as well as their construction and combat use. This is the second of a se...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Woodworking Projects
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: New Woodworking Projects

Nice cat - very Garfieldesque.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather covered chests
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: Leather covered chests

I also used to have a leather covered chest, but now it has all gone south & needs ironing ;(
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Geatland
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: Geatland

Don't much fancy the four thousand year old last supper. I'm sure that wouldn't be too tasty & food regs may have a say on serving food that far over its best before date. It probably would be your last supper.

:sick:
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 78260

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

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I hope nothing to do with Living History, but I'm not going to look anyway.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting???
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: medieval knitting???

1st century AD Roman period socks found have been made from woven wool.
First knitted sock, 4th century AD from Egypt. Red, stocking stitch, with divided toe and shaped heel.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 3324

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

Always tempted by the prospect of cake, but do you think Hesketh Bank might be a bit too far to travel from Southport?
I :l: :^: and :coffee:
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Christmas 410AD
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Christmas 410AD

And Happy Saturnalia too
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 78260

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Possibly spam (apologies if it isn't)

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by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving
Replies: 14
Views: 2303

Re: I'm making a Viking brooch - wax carving

As an observation, any areas of undercutting will cause the casting to stick in the mould. You will need to make sure that all of your lines therefore are of a wider V or U profile, which is a simple fix. The "balls" however, look to be a bit of a problem. As they have been made as blobs a...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: group to join pleas
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: group to join pleas

As the shows are all over the country & we all generally travel around anyway, it doens't really matter a jot which group you join. We are with the Thomas Stanleys (WOTR), who are mostly based around S Yorkshire area, but many live elsewhere. We live just across the bay from you in Southport, so...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 78260

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

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looks particularly unpleasant
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I obtain thick Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Where can I obtain thick Leather

Don't know where you are based, but there is a shop down a side road off Old Hall Street in Liverpool city centre, run by a very strange little old lady, that sells leather - I think it might be called Fletchers. Probably A L Maugham & Co. Ltd 5-9 Fazakerley Street Liverpool L3 9DN That's the o...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I obtain thick Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1158

Re: Where can I obtain thick Leather

Don't know where you are based, but there is a shop down a side road off Old Hall Street in Liverpool city centre, run by a very strange little old lady, that sells leather - I think it might be called Fletchers.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 8324

Re: Period Maille

What size screwdriver were you thinking of vandalising (what diameter)?
One of us may have already vandalised one previously (I certainly have).
by Lady Willows Retinue
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Period Maille
Replies: 70
Views: 8324

Re: Period Maille

Just to stir the pot a bit - the Romans also had some evidence of steel maille, particularly from German workshops, so that wasn't going to be nice & soft & easy to work. Also evidence of Roman iron/steel production from Templeborough near Sheffield, also with a possible identification of a ...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield help
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: Shield help

Dunno about vike period, but Roman period shields can be covered with fabric (probably a linen, but evidence from Fayum shield suggests wool may have been used - either as the covering or as a padding layer) or thin leather. The padding would then act as an additional "shock absorber" on i...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 7601

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

I’ve watched this thread going downhill, so thought I would just throw in my own wooden spoon’s worth. It is a shame that you don’t appear to be addressing what is missing in current Roman groups in you plans – indeed you seem to be magnifying them. The major difference between the Medieval and Roma...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 78260

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

more spam than monty python

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by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 1635

Re: A few questions.

As just a tiny observation here, if you are still growing (& full height isn't reached officially until 27 years), the separate leggies will be more adjustable than joined - also my somewhat high mileage OH manages to split his joined hose every time & he isn't as energetic as I would hope a...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian Ladies Indoor caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1262

You could try "The Workwomen's guide, by a Lady".
I remember it used to have a page with patterns for a range of caps & under hats. I did have a photocopy once, but not sure if I could find it again. Let me know if you dont have any luck & I'll have a search/ransack.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 5759

My OH was also among you as an archer at weekend. He does not carry a sword, as that would then escalate into needing more armour as he would then be a viable target. As he did many years in full armour when younger, but now has back problems, he prefers to minimalise & just wear the padded jack...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Veg tan Goatskin needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

I have also in the past used Leprevo, but on occasions when in a hurry have used this rather strange little shop, hidden down an alleyway, in the cellar under an old office block in Liverpool, run by an even stranger old lady (don't know if she mail orders though, but you could try): A L Maugham &am...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 6241

Re: saxon style shield/axe?

where would i find one to buy good quality but cheap As the previous posts suggest, your first job is to find a group to join. However, from your earlier posts you are ony still 14yrs old. Idoubt any group would let you take part in combat, nor would they let you loose with a shield, let alone an a...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval "calculation string"
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

The ratios bit is still used today. When marking out an archaeological trench, we usually get our right angles by using the measuring tapes to get the 3:4:5 lengths.
by Lady Willows Retinue
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval "calculation string"
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Basic Pythagoras right angle triangle - remember back in your school days - sides of 3,4,5 (inches, feet, cm metres, or whatever). Same system as supposedly used by the Egyptians. Knots on your rope should be at equal distances to divide the rope into the ratio 3:4:5 - total of 12 sections. Join the...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: learning anglo saxon.
Replies: 22
Views: 6299

The one Matt has suggested appears to be by the same person as the link I gave above - in fact its the same book. the website one above tho offers you a few sections that you can view for free, to see how you get on with it before you cough up the money for the book/course for prooper (and as a stud...
by Lady Willows Retinue
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: learning anglo saxon.
Replies: 22
Views: 6299

Phil was just having you on there, I think you misunderstood. But hen again rather than "Dieter the Midget " perhaps you could try "Bridget the Midget" Try this for a starter perhaps: http://www.tha-engliscan-gesithas.org.uk/OEsteps/index.html I did have a book "Anglo Saxon ...

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