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by Simon_Diment
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups near Doncaster Viking/Saxon or hundred year war
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Groups near Doncaster Viking/Saxon or hundred year war

Regia Anglorum covers the Saxon and Viking side of your interest, there are two groups in Yorkshire that you can try:

Holderness: https://www.facebook.com/yorksaxonvikings/?fref=ts
Weorcmanna: https://www.facebook.com/southyorkshire ... s/?fref=ts

Both are a lovely bunch of people :)
by Simon_Diment
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: New group wanted N/E England
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Re: New group wanted N/E England

oldpenny wrote:
Biro wrote:with our current LH area pretty much built to support that


I hope you will excuse my ignorance I am not really into enactments but finding the posts on this site fascinating, so what is LH? :D


LH = Living History :)
by Simon_Diment
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia's big London Gladiator event 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Britannia's big London Gladiator event 2011

Looking good Dan, looking good 8-)
by Simon_Diment
Tue May 17, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The House of de Clare
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: The House of de Clare

Norman lords of Glamorgan responsible for the construction of Morlais Castle. Lands disputed with de Braose of Brecon. Association with Caerphilly castle. Stained glass window in Tewksbury Cathedral depicts one of the male de Clare's. Last male heir killed at Bannockburn. Sisters married off to seve...
by Simon_Diment
Sun May 15, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 12th century clothing patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: 12th century clothing patterns

Does any one know of any where i can get some 12th Century clothing patterns for a male, female and child. We have just joined The Feudals and are looking at having a go at making our clothing. Regards Mark Best people to ask would be your group members as they will be in the position to advise on ...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Christian Jewellery?

WorkMonkey3 wrote:Love it,
Torc wearing Brits,
Then came the vikings.

And thus ends todays lesson on THE DARK AGES!

You left out the horned helmets! :D
by Simon_Diment
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: Christian Jewellery?

You could try reading some of the books by the following authors: Catherine Johns - Jewellery expert, was/is curator of the Romano-British collections at the British Museum Martin Henig - Roman Art and Religion expert - books include cataloge of finger rings at the Ashmolean Diana Scarisbrick - Jewe...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shoulder length hair+medieval reenactment=problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: Shoulder length hair+medieval reenactment=problem?

What gender are you - that makes a difference. Head coverings differ greatly over the medieval period and so having a date matters. When we have those basics we can help you better. Re school visits and "they are not all that fussy" - very big ouch on many levels. As werewelsh menioned gr...
by Simon_Diment
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vikings in Cornwall
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Vikings in Cornwall

You could try Regia Anglorum or the Vikings, both societies have groups all over the place and they may have one close to you.
by Simon_Diment
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 2251

Re: Noble hats

Can any one suggest where we may find easy patterns to make our own hats or names of hat makers please, we require a hat for the wife she has a heart shaped hennin but needs something else dating from 1350 - 1420 noble woman i have found Kats hats (amazing hats ) but unfortunaetly to expensive for ...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: French coins

Ranger Smith wrote:Thicker skins all round then.

I would ask if they were available to pick up at TORM.... Just slightly worried that I should know who supplies them :)


Nice come-back :D

I only wish I knew, I had to grow mine artificially over some time..... :wtf:
by Simon_Diment
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: French coins

My appologies for being so ignorant I wish I had all of your years of Knowlage, wisdom and re-enactment years under my belt. Unfortunatly I do not. It was a genuine question, yes I have heard of Dave (Grunal Moneta) didnt know that he produced what I was after though, although I do now. I shall cer...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: a-hunting we will go!
Replies: 26
Views: 8868

Re: a-hunting we will go!

Phil the Grips wrote:I think I still look cute an cuddly in that pic (too cuddly- must do summat about it...) :-)

You look ready to do the 'I'm a little teapot' song, all you have to do is raise your right arm! heheheheh, sorry mate couldn't resist. :D

Kit looks fabby btw as usual.
by Simon_Diment
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: French coins
Replies: 12
Views: 999

Re: French coins

guthrie wrote:Dave, you might have to be a bit clearer.

The clue's in his name :D
by Simon_Diment
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 2919

Re: best relaible helms for the price

i was recomended to use them by somone that has bee re-enacting since the 80s and knows what is good and what isnt. That's not necessarily a good basis for advice, unless they've done the appropriate research sorry - I know newbies to this crazy hobby whose knowledge far outweighs that of people wh...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 2919

Re: best relaible helms for the price

i know the armourers they use are good at what they do, the only reason they are so cheap is the armourers are german rather than british. Do they actually make the kit in Germany? I thought it was just the Warehouse location while all the kit was made in India or China or suchlike? Steve used to s...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: best relaible helms for the price
Replies: 54
Views: 2919

Re: best relaible helms for the price

they arn't cheep Yes, they are. Both the old and new flavours of Get Dressed for Battle/GDFB are some of the cheapest helmets you can buy. I agree, for the UK they are damned cheap, but you can get made to measure stuff cheaper - if you're willing to shop around and wait for delivery. I bought an o...
by Simon_Diment
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 17
Views: 2241

Templar Knight wrote:nice photos, what group is that?


That'll be Conquest :D
by Simon_Diment
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval Reenactment groups in Norfolk
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Tudor ain't Medieval don'ya know :D

End of the Medieval period in England is 1485 with the death of Dickie if you follow current academic publications. :roll:

There's plenty of fab groups around though for either end of the spectrum you're looking for.
by Simon_Diment
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 6241

oh and ignore any idea of extra moderna rmour under your tunics etc personally speaking if you ahve to do that you shouldnt be playing the game Over the past season several members of the society have been trying out modern football shin guards. - Conquest website! That comment is years out of date...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Speculative axe play model
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Hur hur, I've blocked blunt arrows with a dane axe, but they go so slow through the air you could pick them out the sky. A sharp one on a warbow is going to do a Matt Bunker on you. 8) Spindle whorl. Right, we're going to try this out now. One monkeyboy with dane axe versus half a dozen archers sho...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shark skin sword grip 1300
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Colin Middleton wrote:
Templar Knight wrote:does silver wire stand alone or does it need something underneath?
Can you use gold aswell or is this not seen?


I wouldn't unless you're playing a king or something.

And not a poor Templar whose kit is supposed to be functional and unadorned perhaps? :lol:
by Simon_Diment
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 14356

Like those awful two part chairs that seem so popular, they're a modern design that have become another re-enactorism :roll: Laffin Jon Terris Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:37 pm Post subject: Re: Fleching in an authentic setting ------------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Female archers?
Replies: 71
Views: 5565

I am all for inclusiveness-I would not stop anyone from taking part except for reasons of H&S. My daughter is an archer, and a gunners mate before that. Fleur from the Woodvilles is also both an excellent archer and handy with a bill. But in both of these cases the ladies in question change int...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Question for the archers among us
Replies: 57
Views: 8502

Re: Quiver for arrows

The subject about quiver for arrows has been debated for many years .As has been stated earlier in this section.After 1066 the use of a quiver seems to be absent from that time onwards till around the 17th century.One theory is that because the english arrows were so long it made it rather awxward ...
by Simon_Diment
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 8758

Precisely. It's for exactly this reason that I wouldn't go see a historical film with re-enactors. Yep, agree completely. Same reason I wouldn't post piccies on here of my kit unless it was completely on spec, without expecting and being able to accept any negative comments on the iffy bits :D Mine...
by Simon_Diment
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 8758

Medicus Matt wrote:I like the 'jester boot' fringes at the top of the chause.


Wrong spurs too :twisted:

Otherwise looks great as far as MOPs will be concerned, it's only us pendantic old buggers that'll pick holes :roll:
by Simon_Diment
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Celtic anthropomorphic swords
Replies: 12
Views: 6956

Celtic Britain PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:31 pm Post subject: Simon_Diment wrote: Hallstadt - C8th-C6th BC or thereabouts La Tene - cC5thBC-C1AD or thereabouts So yes there were differences - early Hallstadt is Bronze Age while it petered out at the advent of the Iron Age, while La Tene is fir...
by Simon_Diment
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Celtic anthropomorphic swords
Replies: 12
Views: 6956

Hallstadt - C8th-C6th BC or thereabouts
La Tene - cC5thBC-C1AD or thereabouts

So yes there were differences - early Hallstadt is Bronze Age while it petered out at the advent of the Iron Age, while La Tene is firmly withing the European Iron Age.
by Simon_Diment
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Event list
Replies: 21
Views: 2263

heheheheheheheheh :P

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