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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 23376

Re: white carrots!

You could always train the brambles up something and make wine (I know, any excuse!) The tatties will do better if you really dig the patch over hard three or four times, going down two or three spades depth, and compost heavily. Don't use the spent Mushroom compost as it includes lime which potato...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series
Replies: 18
Views: 5885

Re: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series

Well judging by some of the kit in the recent Ridley Scott Robin Hood film was also fairly atrocious, so no real change there. Just so long as the story is entertaining & they don't totally massacre the history of the period for the sake of the storyline. Either way, it wont stop me watching it.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Kedleston Medieval Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 5880

Re: The Kedleston Medieval Garden

Captain Reech wrote: ( It's a more socially acceptable idea than sneaking into the woods with a sack and an entrenching tool!)


The mental picture that conjures up... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Commando Gardening :shifty: :coffee:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sleeping bag/bed/bag thing!
Replies: 25
Views: 3413

Re: Sleeping bag/bed/bag thing!

Bracken is supposed to make a very good bedding, apparently. Not sure I'd want to put that one to the test myself though, having seen the sorts of things that live on, or should I say, under bracken. Now we know that the spores released by dry bracken are very carcinogenic, it may be an unwise choi...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sleeping bag/bed/bag thing!
Replies: 25
Views: 3413

Re: Sleeping bag/bed/bag thing!

Bracken is supposed to make a very good bedding, apparently. Not sure I'd want to put that one to the test myself though, having seen the sorts of things that live on, or should I say, under bracken.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series
Replies: 18
Views: 5885

Re: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series

Certainly going to be setting the Sky+ for this one.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 23376

Re: white carrots!

Tatties seem to struggle in my garden too, though the soil is definitely not clay based. Infact, quite a light textured dark soil. Rosemary & Sage loves the soil. Mint hates it. potatoes come up stunted, but sugarsnap peas thrive. And as stated, Bramble seems to run riot.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 23376

Re: white carrots!

Raised beds eh? Have filed that information away, for when I can tackle the bramble infested patch I laughingly call a garden. And said brambles have been fought into submission. :shh: Would be nice to have some home grown veg again, not to mention, a nice little training area. :thumbup: :coffee: P....
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

Cheers Fox 8-)
PM sent. :coffee:
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Chain maille between 1350 and 1490
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Chain maille between 1350 and 1490

knit one, pearl one, drop one. :P :crazy:

Sorry couldn't resist.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

Staying off topic. :twisted: That's alright Colin, don't mind your imputat all. If you're having problems with salt levels, take some salted nuts with you to comp on at muster. Salt, protine and a bit of energy. Yep, that's what I came to the conclusion of by the end of the tekes event and will be ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

Nowt wrong with belly dancers, anyway, we've allowed ourselves to get suitably Off topic. But either way, before getting back on topic; If things are quite as hot next season at Tewkes' I might on the Saturday, take to the archers line, would mean the water carriers would need to be somewhat less co...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

So basically reorganise the timetable of a longstanding event becuase you get tired and hot after the main display. As if others don't? Having the battle as a climax to the day keeps visitors on site and then the historical fall out is continued in town. The Battle re-enactment is undeniably a larg...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

btw, are there any plans for more going on on the battlefield through the day for us all to get involved with ? Do you go down to the Abbey on Saturday Evening? That can always do with more bodies. Lol, we would have loved to have gone down to the Abbey this year, had we known about it, but the sta...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

Re: 2011 Season question.

Cheers Hamster, :thumbup: :D hmm, that one will involve quite a few swaps :( :? . btw, are there any plans for more going on on the battlefield through the day for us all to get involved with ?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4094

2011 Season question.

Just curious, what events for the 2011 season already have confirmed, or even provisional dates? Just trying to plan out my year to come & thought that posting this question, may well also help some others on here, that may work odd rota systems that need plenty of advanced planning to sort out ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 23376

Re: white carrots!

Picked this up off the news this morning . .. . . White carrots to hit shelves Source: Independent 18-09-2006 A white version of the carrot is set to hit UK shelves soon. The variant, called the White Satin, is reputedly sweeter and juicier than the ubiquitous orange version (which originally becam...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to buy a decent polearm
Replies: 12
Views: 3770

Re: Where to buy a decent polearm

a full daneaxe is perhaps pushing the realms of believability somewhat even for someone born a little south of the Wall. But if I remember rightly axes were used on the field by a certain member of a certain family :wink: But hey, if that person has the nerve & the confidence to carry a daneaxe ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Trader
Replies: 34
Views: 6303

Re: New Trader

Then of course there is the 17th Century Tower Hanger http://www.re-enactmentsupplies.co.uk/p ... product=33 advertised for £200 That link was removed this morning at approximately 10:45am. Fox I could be quite evil and quote similar references to a good proportion of the site but the poor chap wou...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Trader
Replies: 34
Views: 6303

Re: New Trader

All those pictures are taken by me and my colleagues. Those photos are actually Hanwei marketing photos Unintentionally or otherwise, those statements are contradictory. You may think that's being pedantic, but obviously if you'd considered that before replying you could have seen what was at the b...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rondel daggers
Replies: 23
Views: 4717

Re: Rondel daggers

It started me wondering if doublets are made of even more layers than we expect (expecially those for the wealthy) and start to function a bit more like stab vests. I believe there was a garment that I've heard called a "doublet of defence", although whether that's a period name or not I ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Canvas Sword bags
Replies: 34
Views: 7904

Re: Canvas Sword bags

Steve, Before you get too carried away with designing a fencing bag to hold a sword/mask/jacket, be aware that most of my lot use golf bag 'travel covers' which already do the job for around £20-£30 max., come in varying capacities, with or without wheels and padding, and usually have external comp...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon May 24, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Robin Hood-the story behind the legend
Replies: 14
Views: 3488

Re: Robin Hood-the story behind the legend

Cannot say I would want to read the book, especially after your review of it Marcus, However, I've seen the film which was entertaining & actually nodded shall we say towards the history of the time, even if it was inaccurate, at least Magna Carta was introduced in a way, Eleanor of Aquitaine di...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Outlaw
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Re: Outlaw

Its something I found odd too. though I'm refering to an actual published study . Can't remember the publication I came across this.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Scabbard.
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Re: Viking Scabbard.

Bloomin heck, that's a good price Bad Viking. I only asked as I have some B&W speakers which look very similar from the rear view. I really need to sell some of my Guitar & Bass collection to help finance this years re-enactment needs (goodies) etc. Can live without my golf clubs too now I'm...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4800

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

Or anywhere for that matter Brendan_the_lesser.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Scabbard.
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Re: Viking Scabbard.

Are those B&W speakers in the background?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of plates Vs Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 4800

Re: Coat of plates Vs Plate

If it counts as anything I can run away faster in a brig and partial harness than my mate Mark does in full Milanese harness. I was taught in the army (and by my Karate instructor) that the best form of armour was avoidance of impact. You make running away an artform :D Mark has made some adjustmen...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Replies: 12
Views: 8290

Re: Historical Accuracy of Uhtred of Bebbanburg

Not totally convinced about the Sharpe in different clothes analogy, as all his key characters do have significant differences. Though if there is a failing for most of his other character is the continual anti-church attitude of most of his more recent main characters since the books about Arthur. ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Outlaw
Replies: 11
Views: 3357

Re: Outlaw

Henry II was Pre Richard I & Henry III was post King John, though none of them were 14th C kings it must have been a nice amount you'd had to drink Or do you mean tales written in the 14th C about an earlier period? That said it is refreshing that its not set in a King Richard I or King John era...

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