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by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 6144

Re: Fighting priests

Just remembered about Henry Despenser the "fighting Bishop" who had a hand in putting down the peasants revolt, he was said to have led the assault in the battle of North Walsham, that was in June 1381, So that's right on the nail for 100 years war, hope it helps.
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 6144

Re: Fighting priests

I suppose the most famous warrior priest would be Odo, the Bishop of Bayeux, William the conqueror's half brother. He was certainly not afraid to get stuck in with the sword, and was often found in the thick of the fighting. I know it's earlier than 100 years war and WOR, but that's all I can think ...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rope.
Replies: 2
Views: 2992

Re: Rope.

Hemp would be the best rope.
by Sir_John_Thomas
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Ladies Medieval underwear-A new discovery

The bikini bottoms are menswear so it says here.

http://www.uibk.ac.at/urgeschichte/proj ... tyrol.html
by Sir_John_Thomas
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Sex in History
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

Re: Sex in History

Iv'e found this useful for explaining about sex in the middle ages.

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by Sir_John_Thomas
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: use of willow and cane in civil defence and war fare
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: use of willow and cane in civil defence and war fare

they used to pack artillery and mortar shells in wicker boxes for transportation, I'm sure I've also seen WW2 airborne troops using wicker boxes to pack gear into in the gliders they used. The Romans did train with wicker shields and wooden swords, they were heavier than the real ones used for comba...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battlefield Medicine
Replies: 9
Views: 2246

Re: Battlefield Medicine

I suppose that the barber surgeons travelling with the army would have their assistants wander around in the rear of the battle line looking for the wounded. If the wounded looked like they could be saved (dead ones can't pay the bill), then basic first aid is applied, and then they would be carried...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden arming swords
Replies: 1
Views: 1825

Re: Flodden arming swords

You might try Mark Vickers maybe, from St Georges armoury, he makes swords to order, might be able to do it for you.

http://www.stgeorgearmouryshop.co.uk/901.html
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How Long a Liripipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: How Long a Liripipe?

I'm sure that the long liripipe was turned into a , I've done a few times and it looks good, but it takes loads of fiddling about to get it right. And you're right, the liripipe went out of fashion during the mid-late 15th, by then, the chaperon was stitched up and made just as a hat, and was no lon...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How Long a Liripipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: How Long a Liripipe?

In general, the longer the liripipe, the wealthier you are, as you can afford to waste the material. But I've seen paintings of low class people with long liripipes (painters do have a huge artistic licence though).

If you do have a long liripipe you can also turn it into a chaperon.
by Sir_John_Thomas
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Steel gauntlets - advise please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Re: Steel gauntlets - advise please!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/re-enactment- ... 500wt_1202

pair of Milanese mittens on ebay for 18 quid at the minute.
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Looks like you maybe right Mr Griffin.

Iv'e seen an octagonal medieval Pavilion, looked really good. don't know if it's authentic, but it looked the part.

Also seen an olive green WW2 German tent with clear plastic windows used as an authentic medieval tent, made me chortle :D
by Sir_John_Thomas
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Helmet Suppliers on Ebay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Re: Helmet Suppliers on Ebay?

Planet trading are also on Ebay, maybe thats who you are looking for matey, some are not too authentic, and some are very good, just keep your eyes open though cus most are only 18 gauge thick. This maybe ok for you group though, most Vike I know don't do head hits, so an 18g should be alright to wa...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent
Replies: 7
Views: 2081

Re: Welsh Soldiers of 15th cent

I've seen pictures of Welsh archers only wearing one shoe, and only one of their hose leaving their leg and foot bare for some reason. Have heard mention of wearing a red shirt and/or a knee length red cloak, the spearmen and soldiers using a round shield painted red or white and blue, don't know ho...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mint sauce question
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Re: Mint sauce question

Don't think they had mint sauce back then, it seems a fairly modern sauce. I know the Duke of Wellington like his Mutton with just potatoes, and Mutton was about all he ever ate on campaign in the Peninsular. There never seems to be any mention of mint sauce before the 19th C. The Oxford Companion t...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Authentic Rope
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: Authentic Rope

I too have noticed that anything that gets covered in hessian magically disappears! Although it's still visible by every body else, but the owner of said hessian covered item can no longer see it. spooky :wtf:
by Sir_John_Thomas
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: medieval merriment at Lincoln Castle
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: medieval merriment at Lincoln Castle

Nice picture, and yes you appear to have twin! :-)
by Sir_John_Thomas
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 5811

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

If you have long sleeves or a long shirt, shorten the sleeves and bottom by a couple of inches, it will give you enough spare links to make your shirt a bit larger. You just need 2 pairs of pliers and some spare time over the winter and you'll be ready for next season.
by Sir_John_Thomas
Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Chelmsford 123
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Chelmsford 123

Thanks for that, I'll look on youtube again for them :)

Not sure I'd buy them though either, don't mind watching for free though :D
by Sir_John_Thomas
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Chelmsford 123
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Chelmsford 123

I still love Chelmsford 123, somebody put some episodes on youtube a while ago (they were removed soon after for copyright) and I still found it really funny :D
by Sir_John_Thomas
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good armourer
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

Re: Looking for a good armourer

Got 2 more for you

St George armoury

http://www.stgeorgearmouryshop.co.uk/901.html

and Dressed to Kill

http://www.dtok.fsnet.co.uk/

hope these help too
by Sir_John_Thomas
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Knights of Skirbeck
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: The Knights of Skirbeck

:D
by Sir_John_Thomas
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hand guns 14th/15th century
Replies: 74
Views: 11401

Re: Hand guns 14th/15th century

Tod wrote:My next problem is where to keep the ram rod as its around 28" long.


HE HE HE HE HE HE HE! :devil:


Sorry about that, could you use brackets to fasten to the side of the furniture?
by Sir_John_Thomas
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 13601

Re: Advice on Swords.

I agree with you on the scabbard, but the handles are wood wrapped in leather, they look OK. The accuracy side might be a bit off too, but they do have a full tang unlike some others that claim to be "combat ready" and cleary are not, and almost twice the price. The steel on the newer ones...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 13601

Re: Advice on Swords.

I love Uncle Rogers swords, picked one up at Tewks this year , have hardly put it down since. :-D I rather like Hanwei swords, I have a hand and a half that I've been using (fairly hard too) for nearly 3 years, and it stands just as good as any of the other more expensive swords in the group, and an...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: silly question
Replies: 13
Views: 2134

Re: silly question

Well common sense would say over the padding, so you have a nice quilted layer between the armour and your body, but I've seen painting of them underneath. Have often wondered about this myself, I know I always see the mail over a gamby on the battlefield, is it safer this way, but less accurate? ht...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings - Kit Standards
Replies: 42
Views: 9216

Re:

sorry its a cunning plan as who abolished slavery monkey boy Well you don't really need slavery when you subjugate an entire country and enforce serfdom upon instead. Serf is derived from "servus", a latin word meaning...can you guess? Thats easy, "sevus" is latin for washing ma...
by Sir_John_Thomas
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 2160

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Hmmmm, will have to get this one too, thoroughly enjoyed rifles.

If would also recommend "Redcoat" by Richard Holmes, I found to it be very interesting, and very detailed in some parts.

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