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by Master Jarvis
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Egg Tempera painting!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Re: More Egg Tempera painting!!!

Wow... I wish I was half as artistic as you...
by Master Jarvis
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Frosty the Snowman Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Re: Frosty the Snowman Story

That sent shivers down my spine... well done Mrs Brand, that was amazing! Really well written and pacey, without sacrificing description and emotion.
Ten Points!
by Master Jarvis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Painted Linen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

Re: Painted Linen?

I am doing a little research for you... I've found plenty of mentions of 13thc painted textiles, but specific references for only 15thc. I'll keep trying. EDIT: Bingo! I've found this study of medieval painted flags at Destrier, and in it I've found the crucial line: Painters in the royal workshops ...
by Master Jarvis
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Victorian Farm Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Re: Victorian Farm Christmas

I'm afraid I don't know. I don't think that the catch-up websites are allowed to work outside the UK (probably why you can't get them, if you're abroad) and I don't think that they will ever be. You could try either Youtube, unofficial sites like tv.com, or filesharing. Don't ask me for help, howeve...
by Master Jarvis
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Griffin Tile
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

Re: Griffin Tile

Very nice! I like these! Do you have a link to some of your other work?
by Master Jarvis
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Victorian Farm Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Re: Victorian Farm Christmas

Yes, you're right; next week they are using the forge to make horseshoes for clumper. God I love that horse.
by Master Jarvis
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Victorian Farm Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 4341

Victorian Farm Christmas

I must get out of the habit of reviewing things before they are finished, but:- I found this really interesting; a continuation of the "Victorian Farm" series (which was also good), it shows the lives of three Victorian Farmers over the christmas period. So far, they have taken in the hay harvest (s...
by Master Jarvis
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Dover Castle: A Time Team Special - TV
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Re: Dover Castle: A Time Team Special - TV

I agree. The whole Time Team formula has little to do with what actually goes on- and sometimes what actually goes on is highly questionable- they regularly dig down with a JCB until they cut through a layer of archeaology. But as for the 'talking heads' thing, that may be a pretty accurate reflecti...
by Master Jarvis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Dover Castle: A Time Team Special - TV
Replies: 11
Views: 2874

Dover Castle: A Time Team Special - TV

Evening All, This is an interesting look at the current project by EH to recreate the interior of Dover Castle as it would have been during the 12th Century. Not tarred by Time Team's normally questionable archaeological method- primarily because they aren't doing the work themselves- and includes a...
by Master Jarvis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Film: Born of Hope
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Re: Film: Born of Hope

You're right; it is worth a watch. It's quite amazing that something of such high quality could be made on such a low budget. It takes a few liberties- Taurdal, capital of the Chieftain of the North, is West Stow- but the quality of acting is incredible, and the film as a whole is great. Don't expec...
by Master Jarvis
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Re: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall

I must admit that he has a strange dislike for organised religion.
by Master Jarvis
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 2394

Re: Azincourt by Bernard Cornwall

Evening all I would just like to say that I really enjoyed Cornwell's book. I do think that it's a bit harsh to point ou all the innacuracies in it- it isn't intended as a history textbook, but as a novel. After all, Cornwell is not paid as a historian, but as an author. One or two slight innacuraci...
by Master Jarvis
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5739

Re: Caldicot 2009

Great pictures! I really think they convey the spirit and vibrancy of re-enactment, and are very well composed, in my opinion.
Pass on, if you would, my compliments and admiration to the photographer.
Yours,
Master Jarvis
by Master Jarvis
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather Armour
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Leather Armour

Oops!
Sorry for duplicating a thread.
by Master Jarvis
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Leather Armour
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Leather Armour

Morning all Are there any extant examples of cuirboulli armour from the medieval period? I can find several sets of instructions which tell me how to make a conjectural version ( http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Medieval/Articles/Perfect_Armor_Improved.htm , for example) but cannot find any information...
by Master Jarvis
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sadd & Nerve Cloth?
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Sadd & Nerve Cloth?

Evening Just a quick thought, as I have little knowledge upon the subject of costume, but could 'sadd' be a reference to 'said' cloth- ie that which has already been mentioned. E.G. We pay Ted the tailor (however much) for to make twelve tunics of finest cloth. We also pay Fred the Draper (however m...
by Master Jarvis
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5554

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

As for the class system, you're saying that there were only two classes- commoner and nobility- but that these were only arbitrarily liked to wealth, ie 'common' merchants could be richer than hard-up 'nobles', and that 'peasant' was not indicative of wealth but of class. I honest thought that peasa...
by Master Jarvis
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5554

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

A tradition of literacy would be, of course, easy to continue; learning could be passed down through the family, learning using a stick and some sand, as you say. That many 'middle class' people (tradesmen, merchants and the like) could read and write in the late middle ages cannot be disputed. On t...
by Master Jarvis
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5554

Literacy during the Middle Ages

Good evening all! I would like to hear your opionions upon the concept of literacy during the medieval period- or rather the prevalency of it. Much modern literature takes the line that almost everyone apart from members of the clergy and the very rich were illiterate- it cost both money and time to...
by Master Jarvis
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The English Civil war in Beverley
Replies: 12
Views: 3764

Re: The English Civil war in Beverley

Good Afternoon! I looked into your question, and found this on wikipedia:- After being turned away from Hull, the king spent three weeks as a guest in a house at North Bar in Beverley, where he was openly greeted with the ringing of St Mary's Church bells.[4] Beverley was initially royalist, however...
by Master Jarvis
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: A few questions.

Hi again everyone and thanks for the posts. I definately don't want to cause friction by stepping on toes (and especially not between myself and someone armed with a chisel and, presumably, accessto a broadswoard), and anyway I'm reconsidering my aptitude for woodworking since the chisel incident- s...
by Master Jarvis
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: A few questions.

Thanks everyone for all your replies. As you say, I'm not going to buy any size-dependant kit yet- I'll probably grow some more and want to join first for advice from more experienced people than me. As for stepping on toes- The whole lathe idea might not be going ahead now, as I've found an uncle w...
by Master Jarvis
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

A few questions.

Good Afternoon everybody. I have just joined this forum, primarily because I plan to become involved in re-enactment quite soon. I will be fifteen in two weeks, and hope to join my local group (Knights In Battle in Sheffield) when I turn 16 (as before this I would have to pressgang a parent into joi...