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by gallois
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Re: 11thC. Anglo-norman castlThe De in Normandy needs you!

Some interesting comments, thanks. With regard to the location the castle is actually due east from Rouen on the road to Paris (Cergy-Pontoise) the D6014 passes within a kilometre. This was traditionally the road used to transport herring from the ports to the Paris markets. We know all about bureau...
by gallois
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!

As usual I have no idea where to post my message on the forum so I will start here and maybe a moderator will tell me if its the right category or not :) 2 years ago our association, Heritage-Historique, bought the ruined castle at Chateau-sur-Epte. The castle has been in ruin since it was dismantle...
by gallois
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 4653

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Using the word 'authentic' in connection to acquiring garb and armour for the crusades is bound to raise some eyebrows. First you should decide if you are going to represent your group as Crusaders or Templar Knights, they are not necessarily the same thing. Richard the Lionheart led the 3rd Crusade...
by gallois
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: HUrdy Gurdy madness!
Replies: 0
Views: 922

HUrdy Gurdy madness!

I recently bought a lute back, 6 string hurdy and Im looking for help learning the basics. Any Gurdiers out there willing to help please pm me.
by gallois
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 5489

Some really nice replies there...I will have to try and translate some of the answers to show to the captain of my society. There are only 3 archers in my group who use warbows, mine is 130lbs, and invariably Im the only one in the shooting line at reenactments as the othe 2 guys like to skirmish. I...
by gallois
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gurdy madness
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

The famous Meccano construction sets were originally sold in either "box standard" or "box deluxe". "Box standard" was corrupted to "Bog standard" and "Box deluxe" to "dogs B***cks".
by gallois
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dover Castle and my new dress!
Replies: 28
Views: 2768

Very stylish look Lidimy....nice to see someone wearing furs! Do any mop's ask if it is real? I get it all the time but luckily they arent so fussy here in France. I just tell them my civilian job is gamekeeper for his Lordship and the fur is rabbit!!
by gallois
Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting a pavilion
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Thanks to all for the advice. Especially gregory for the last post. Very informative and helpful.
by gallois
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting a pavilion
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Thanks for the advice When you say acrylic do you mean artists acrylic or decorators acrylic paints? I only use this tent for one period (100 years war) so it wont matter that it is time specific. It is also not waterproof as its hand made from 200gm2 cotton. I have to waterseal it every year so Im ...
by gallois
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting a pavilion
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Painting a pavilion

Hi all, I have a plain white tent which I am thinking of painting with decoration. Can anyone recommend the best type of paint to use? The coton canvas has been painted with waterseal. I have seen painted tents in pics but not close up so I dont know if the paint cracks and/or flakes?
by gallois
Sun May 24, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 5489

Archers

I recently posed a question to the Fraternity of St George regarding what is known about commands given to archers during the 100 years war. I am interested to know wether the archer companies used volleys and if they were used like snipers too. I know about the 'nestroque' command by Sir Thomas Epi...
by gallois
Sun May 10, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bakers Ordinances
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Hi Jenny,
I have recently been researching bread for my group and apart from the Worshipful Company of Bakers, which still functions, I found this useful site. http://www.botham.co.uk/bread/ hope this helps.
by gallois
Wed May 06, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14tht / 15th Century Patterns
Replies: 5
Views: 971

http://www.costumes.org/history/100page ... alinks.htm

You should be able to find everything you need here....I did!
by gallois
Tue May 05, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 4685

As a follower of Owain Glyndwr I much prefer Richard ii to the usurper Henry iv and if it wasnt for the wierd events at Worcester in 1405 you might be living in a completely different England today. Complaining that your schoolboy 'English' isnt up to scratch!
by gallois
Tue May 05, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 4279

I have spent a couple of days now searching for evidence of the consumption of alcohol in the middle ages and the best source has been the Worshipful company of brewers in London. Their first charter was granted by King Henry vi in 1437 so records are available that show the trends of the day around...
by gallois
Mon May 04, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: drinking vesels
Replies: 22
Views: 2707

My group represents 15th Centuru medieval and we only allow jugs and barrels for liquid containers. I suppose you should be asking what context the vessels? In a dwelling or permanent meeting place why would they need individual portion storage? If talking about transporting beer small bottles would...
by gallois
Sun May 03, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 4279

I think your temperature is a bit out, Gallois. The legal temperature for pasteurisation is 72°C for 16 seconds, and that kills most pathogens. Lower temperatures for a longer time also work... On the contrary I was quoting FDA regulations regarding Sterilisation not pasteurising. Pasteurization is...
by gallois
Sat May 02, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 4279

Mashing is the process of combining a mix of milled grain, known as the grist (typically malted barley with supplementary grains as maize, sorghum, rye or wheat; in a ratio of 90-10 up to 50-50), with water, and heating this mixture up which rests at certain temperatures (notably 45°C, 62°C and 73°C...
by gallois
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gurdy madness
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

When he was a pup and we lived in Spain I had to have him 'done' cos he was so aggressive. The vet being Spanish and a bit of a joker freeze dried the removed items and put them inside a Maracas! So whe someone says ' those Maracas are the dogs b******s!' they dont know how true it is. Anyone got th...
by gallois
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Name this hat please
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

If you refer to my first post to the question ' can anyone name this hat?' I was implying that the this type of hat was common ly worn by clerics, scrivers and teachers of the early medieval period, particularly here in France and in Italy. Being that the Order of St John, Templars and Hospitaliers ...
by gallois
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Name this hat please
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

I hadnt realised that there was a point to be missed? Please enlighten me...are we being instructed to ignore all imagery from the past? This all started because someone who wishes to reenact as a Templar asked about a bloody hat! The hat in question has been in use since before the 11th C. and is s...
by gallois
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 4279

Its fascinating to think of such a simple thing as water being so important in the middle ages...probably much as it it is right this minute in some African areas. Somalians who have little access to any kind of water, good or bad, drink blood from their cattle either neat or mixed with milk if its ...
by gallois
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Name this hat please
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

Or example for all examples (that is if I can phrase it like that), would you imagine Alexander the Great riding in full plate armour :wink: Hi Narvek...I dont need to imagine Alexander in PLATE armour as this mosaic from Pompeii (200BC), authenticated by Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli, sh...
by gallois
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Name this hat please
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

I see your point. You believe that the portraits are retrospective and have artistic licence because the artist had no knowledge of the original? In fact every Grandmaster of the Order of St John since Brother Gerard has been portrayed in woodblock engraving. The fact that a portrait of someone comb...
by gallois
Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Name this hat please
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

ERm....to get back on a serious track trying top help Templar.... :x fra Aug. Balben was a Grandmaster of the Order of St John, Hospital in Jerusalem, Acre and Malta. There is a site dedicated to all the OSJ, which still exists, at http://www.orderstjohn.org lots of pics and infor there. If you are...
by gallois
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A crushingly good birthday present....
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

How sensitive are you! I didnt think every comment required an expanation.
by gallois
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spoon in a hat
Replies: 18
Views: 3269

Fascinating stuff you guys can think to argue about! All this evidence and absinthe......absence! I have been going to events for about 20 years. I have quite a lot of kit but for dining purposes I only have a knife and a bowl. Maybe its a celtic thing! If its solid enough to cut....use knife, if it...
by gallois
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A crushingly good birthday present....
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Ace Rimmer wrote:well, with the new budget, a potential 2k perhaps.


Someone who watches the news....I dont even live in the UK but I caught the budget.
by gallois
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A crushingly good birthday present....
Replies: 19
Views: 1679

Wow! £2000 worth of car destroyed for a birthday pressy!
by gallois
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gurdy madness
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Progress but loads to do!

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