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by glyndwr 50
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 3951

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

Fair play to you Marcus .I fully agree with all that you said .You put it over in a non degrading manner ,thankyou for your well written and true view of how it is .I was only talking about the hardships which were imposed during the rebellion wars of Glyndwr .When to whole of wales was in a really ...
by glyndwr 50
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 3951

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

Glyndower I think you are labouring under and perpetuating stereotypical views on the past, dare I say romanticising the 'rustic' end. I try to help any reenactors who wish to get the best out of any event that they do .I use the word encorage as a lot of new reenactors find it hard to get started ...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Mercenary Bowmen of England & Wales

If you are looking for a circa 1400 Group of archers ,then look no further .We are a SouthWales based Reenactment & living History group .Age is no matter as long as you like living in period tents ( you don't have to own one )and like open fire cooking .Just as long as you like archery ,you don...
by glyndwr 50
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enacting but not in fields
Replies: 30
Views: 3951

Re: Re-enacting but not in fields

I find this thread quite interesting ,as everyone has there own point of view .the main reason that people do reenactment is because it is something that is interesting to them .The reenactment world brings many people together with many ideas they have of how something should be done ,or how they s...
by glyndwr 50
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: USE OF THIS FORUM
Replies: 6
Views: 4888

A big Thankyou,

I am not a Trader ,But I would just like to say that I find all traders very helpful and without them ,it would be very hard to obtain equipment .I started reenactment back in the late 60s .There were very few Traders about then ,and most equipment was made by yourself or others .Its was to say the ...
by glyndwr 50
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 2932

Re: best relaible helms for the price

This subject about how safe is armour and how to test safety is most interesting .One historical fact comes to mind in regard to this .Robert the Bruce killed Henry de Bohun with one blow of his battle axe to the helm of de Bohun .And if history is to be believed the single blow of the Bruces battle...
by glyndwr 50
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 15465

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

I agree with what Fox was saying about the way reenactors shoot longbows in the reenactments . Back in the early seventies ,I was a member of a jousting company based in Nottingham ,we fought with a wide range of weapons .In those very early days of reenacting we never had real maille ,ours was knit...
by glyndwr 50
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 15465

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

If knights are the ones on horse back ,then where were they a Tewksbury .I saw knights on horse back .And very splendid they were ,but there were only about two or three ,and I was told that they were french ? .So this being the case and what with reenactors going on about being authentic and period...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 2932

Re: best relaible helms for the price

G D F B make many good quality items ,true they arn't cheep but saying that all there items a very well made .I have there 1340s kettle helmet ,it great for archers .It has a really narrow brim ( which does not interfer with the bow string on full draw.)and has a very strong ridge over the centre of...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

help / advice please.

And further reading of the PENAL LAWS applied to the welsh people in 1402 ,as laid down by the English .There were many laws ,here are the one's that will be of interest . Englishmen shall not be convicted by welshmen in wales . Welshmen shall not be armed,or bear defensible armour No armour or weap...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Help /Advice Please .

Thats a very sweeping statement ,Not Accurate . So the history books have got it all wrong ,and living under Henry 1V was a really nice time for the welsh .Think again ,the laws laid down by the English on the welsh people were very harsh .And if every thing was so good in wales ,why o why did the r...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Help /Advice please!

And I thought this may be of some use to CAT .When Henry V asked for support from the Archers of Wales .They all assembled at Tre Tower Court a castle near Abergavenny .Once assembled they marched to the south coast to get ships to go to france ,they carried everything on ther back they did not ride...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

HELP /ADVICE PLEASE.

If you are looking for the type of armour worn in the Glyndwr wars against the English .Then you have entered into a wide spectrum .Living in wales in the 14th century was in no way a good live if you were welsh .The english had put many harsh laws in place to govern the welsh people .Many of the we...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 5772

Mid - late cent archers kitb

As everyone has said ,a leather thong around the bucklers handle is a goog idea ,I find that if you put the sword blade through the leather thong first then put your sword in the scabbard .When you pull the sword out the buckler come free no problem.What I find a problem is the longbow .What to do w...
by glyndwr 50
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

I went to shows years before picking up the hobby and at the time I'd hate to think some reenactor would later post a list of my "silly" questions on some forum and have a jolly good laugh at my expense. Now I know better I still go to shows as a MOP and deliberately ask silly questions an...
by glyndwr 50
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 5104

Silly, stange and stupid questions from the public

Here is a website that might be of some use to anyone wanting to know what arrow heads were for what purpose. http://www.hectorcoleironwork.com .once there click on Articles and there is a long page of all types of arrowheads and there uses.Most informative ,it explaines what the cresent arrowhead w...
by glyndwr 50
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 11378

Historic cooking fires

Nice selection of various types of cooking fire Colin .You certainly have been busy,well done .I like a lot of others on this thread would love to cook on the ground with an open fire .But I have myself come up against a rather unhappy event organiser only this year .We had a basket type of fire whi...
by glyndwr 50
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11151

lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour.

On the subject of arrows penatrating armour ,as far as I am aware the tests on arrows on armour has been at short distances and on a level and straight shooting basis .( I may possibly be wrong ,but I'm going by tests by many historical programmes on the box ) .But as far as I know there have never ...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 14th cent Bucklers.
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

14th cent Bucklers.

Could anyone on this forum please tell me or give me some help on how large a buckler would be .The reason I am asking as there seems to be a many diffrent ideas on how wide they were .Or is it a case of any size was used .As an archer ,its nice to have some form of defence .Was there diffrent sizes...
by glyndwr 50
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 11151

lacquering leather armour ( has become archer vs armour).

This thread has become very interesting,I am most interested in the penetrating power of war arrows against armour .There has been many programmes on the sky channels that have tried to test this power of arrows on armour .Mike loads has shown that it is possible to penatrate armour plate on a breas...
by glyndwr 50
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

fletchng in an authentic setting

I say this ,if there are reenactors out there that rely on the traders to sell them equipment ,then its down to the person who is in charge of what ever group they are in to either go with them or get advice from someone in the know .The buck stops there ,if reenactors are not dressed as they should...
by glyndwr 50
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

fletching in an auithentic setting

So whats the score now ?.I take it from all the repilies that the leather jig ,is no longer a saleable item ,and not to be used in a a living history setting . And all traders must pass a history test on all period items thats sold on there stalls .Won't be long before we have a scrutineer to check ...
by glyndwr 50
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

fletching in an authentic setting

I cry Craven you win .
by glyndwr 50
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

Fleching in a Authentic setting

Hi G23b,Thankyou for those kind words ?.The A R P hat is my son's and his not old enough to have a proper kettle hat at this time ,but I'm sure he will understand that it has to go .By the way does this mean that my laminated longbow will have to be thrown away as well ?.
by glyndwr 50
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

Fleching in an authentic setting

Hello Gregory 23b .I was wondering how long it would be before you came back on this thread .I quite missed your comment and complaints on mine and other reenactors views.Thankyou so much for giving me and others such a glowing report .You must be the most Authentic reenacter who ever trod leather, ...
by glyndwr 50
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

Fletching in an authentic setting.

I agree with Lucy the tudor on her reply ,She has stated quite clearly that she is not trying to pass off items that have no historical povidence .I find that many traders are most helpful and give good honest advice ,without traders we as reenactors would find it very hard to obtain or produce such...
by glyndwr 50
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14371

Flectching in an Authentic setting

Wow ,what can one say to that .So let me get this right .What you are saying is that because somone has found a method of doing something like the leather fletching jig .Because no evidence has come to light ,and therefor no examples of such a thing has been found or recorded,it does in your world n...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial.
Replies: 36
Views: 5600

Sutton Hoo ship burial

Ok you nit picker ,the body had been eroded away by the acidic soil but the fact still remains that there were remains surviving of items of very high quality .and they belive them to be of Raedwald who died in ad 624 .any more complaints .or do you just like picking holes in everything people put o...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial.
Replies: 36
Views: 5600

The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial.

Back in1986 I was visiting the Sutton Hoo ship Burial near Woodbridge in Suffolk.I was talking to a local man in a pub the night before ,and he told me a story which I found most interesting .Being a reenactor of the viking period I just had to visit this place .The local man told me that one night ...
by glyndwr 50
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: viking age sword and pommel (question)
Replies: 20
Views: 3886

viking sword pommels

Hi redwald ,I'm up for that ,sounds a good idea ..


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