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by KedlestonCraig
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Nottingham.
Replies: 6
Views: 3637

Re: Re-enactment groups in Nottingham.

I would recommend attending this event http://www.eventplan.mysite1952.co.uk/page104aa.html which features: • Copper Age man: Ancient Wisdom • Romans and Britons: The Vicus • C11th Normans: Conroi De Vey • C12th-C13th Anglo-Normans: The Albini Household • Medieval: Sir John Savile's Household and Th...
by KedlestonCraig
Sat May 07, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Medieval cob oven
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

Re: Medieval cob oven

Jim Smith =from the Ferrers
by KedlestonCraig
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bath Fashion Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Bath Fashion Museum

by KedlestonCraig
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 5938

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:But as a warrior saint St. George's cross was used by Savoy, Milan, Burgundy (along with the Cross of St. Andrew), various cities and states in the H.R.E., various former Greek states, even amongst the Russian nations.
He was, and is, a very popular martial saint.

Patron Saint of Prague...
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

yes it's too damaged to make any kind of call and having seen it in the flesh, so to speak, it's also very small. Is it definitely an individual badge and not part of a larger piece? http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/60842_466228328337_636253337_6811060_4331802_s.jpg Elenna is a big autho...
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sourcing Mead
Replies: 33
Views: 10713

Re: WTB Mead

English Heritage souvenir shops sells mead too
by KedlestonCraig
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sourcing Mead
Replies: 33
Views: 10713

Re: WTB Mead

Asda sell "Norfolk Mead" at about £5 a bottle

There is a bit of a renaissance of such country wines at the moment - the food annexe of our local garden centre sells a variety of them as well, including mead
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: White Moth Heraldic device
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: White Moth Heraldic device

Yes he raised his troops from Cheshire and Shropshire amongst other Midlands areas where he had estates - the historic home of the Audley family is Audley Castle near Newcastle-under-Lyme and here's his banner http://home.netcom.com/~blakravn56/touchet_pennon.jpg I should probably get one of these f...
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: White Moth Heraldic device
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: White Moth Heraldic device

Ghost wrote:John Touchet, Lord Audley used a white butterfly during the WoTR as a secondary livery badge to the normal Saracen's Head. Audley fought at Blore Heath

Audley was based at Markeaton Hall in Derby and was buried at Darley Abbey here too...
by KedlestonCraig
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vlad
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: Vlad

A comrade and foe of latter C15 Bohemian mercenaries...and a hero of sorts for his stand against the Ottomans
by KedlestonCraig
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 7119

Re: Mix and Match Armour

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:The ancient and noble art of running away quickly.
"First ye muste espy forth ye enemi."
"Apon ye espying of ye eneime ye must legge it afore fro he at a goodly speed."

taken from Cardinal Beaufort's minutes of the Siege of Stribro no doubt

"eek Hussites run!"
by KedlestonCraig
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Donington le Heath
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Donington le Heath

yep - lovely place
by KedlestonCraig
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cat gutters
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: Cat gutters

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Does it say anything about making you look like a flouncy italian fop?
That's the look I'm aiming for.

I saw this and thought of this thread...
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/32.75.225
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: pots n stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: pots n stuff

Here's some 14th century Burley Hill Ware (Derby Museum) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44103579875&v=photos&so=30 and from Stoke Potteries Museum... http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=188870&id=636253337&l=4c408e5625 Try this too... http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/specColl...
by KedlestonCraig
Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: your opinion on swords?
Replies: 15
Views: 3132

Re: your opinion on swords?

If you're set on a sword, save up some more and get something like an Armour Class or a Heron. The build quality is much better, they are closer reproductions and from a financial perspective they hold their value more, should you wish to sell further down the line.
by KedlestonCraig
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 3525

Re: Targe?

The Battle of Buckie is a good enough concept to get its own wikipedia entry. Re-enactment of it would be interesting - everybody dons tracksuits and hangs around the bus stop all day shouting abuse at passers by! :D and as a "real" Glaswegian I could watch and berate about authenticity l...
by KedlestonCraig
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: RaT Swarkestone 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: RaT Swarkestone 2010

lucy the tudor wrote:'Twas not the wearing of the kilt in the cold per se, good Sir, but the kneeling in the snow, and allowing ventilation with a jaunty lift of the knee... brave fellow 8-)

that's probably why he's the only one without a big gun :wink:
by KedlestonCraig
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2361

Re: photos

by KedlestonCraig
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another egg tempera painting!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Another egg tempera painting!!

bonnacon wrote:produced under threat of extreme and immediate physical violence!

wasn't that standard practice for these Romans? :wink:

good work Sillicus!
by KedlestonCraig
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 12059

Re: Conquest

Well some of us are closet Normans anyways... on reflection they weren't quite right-wing enough for my liking!!! I can imagine that some of the Franco-Flemish may have been caught reading the Guardian on the eve of Hastings!!! They'd only use shields, as spears might impact on their opponents' hum...
by KedlestonCraig
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century burgundian coins
Replies: 11
Views: 2411

Re: 15th century burgundian coins

There are some Charles the Bold coins on here that I can imagine jangling in the pouch of M. Woodhouse :wink:

http://www.coinarchives.com/w/results.p ... rch=Brugge

23, 33, 34, 35
by KedlestonCraig
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Kedleston Medieval Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

Re: The Kedleston Medieval Garden

A second feral/foraging plot is also on the cards - obviously I'm a bit preoccupied at the moment to direct anything.
by KedlestonCraig
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Kedleston Medieval Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 4992

The Kedleston Medieval Garden

Check out our medieval garden project courtesy of Captain Reech and serfs http://www.kedleston.org.uk We want to bring a seasonal aspect to the group so that what we eat at events is appropriate to the time of year, and our Midlands location, so to drive that we have an allotment with a selection of...
by KedlestonCraig
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Kedleston - The Derby Re-enactment Group
Replies: 23
Views: 4601

Re: Kedleston - The Derby Re-enactment Group

Check out our medieval garden project courtesy of Captain Reech and serfs

http://www.kedleston.org.uk/
by KedlestonCraig
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arnolfini Hat
Replies: 16
Views: 1803

Re: Arnolfini Hat

stovepipe? http://www.kedleston.webs.com/kitguide.htm Bosch, Triptych of Haywain (central panel) 1500-02 Huge massive brim http://www.wga.hu/art/p/pesellin/griseld3.jpg Pesollino Episode from the Story of Griselda (detail) 1445-50 There is another painting with an Arnolfini hat in but I can't of the...
by KedlestonCraig
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies hair
Replies: 43
Views: 5575

Re: ladies hair

I've never seen it or heard of it in that period and frankly I don't think it fits the mode of the period. I suspect it comes to re-enactors as a combination of 20th century use as a punishment combined with the fact that Joan of arc in movies is always shown wearing short hair while getting burned...
by KedlestonCraig
Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fourth Picture
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Fourth Picture

guthrie wrote:Another harness pendant. I can't remember what the heraldic name for the pointy stripe across it is though,

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by KedlestonCraig
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2193

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

The "bird" looks more like a basilisk* to me - that looks like a tail with a lizard's head on it, bottom right. (I have one on my (Curzon) Guydon **) The head and left wing are incomplete, but that could be a poorly rendered tongue sticking out of its bill *No, Harry Potheads, the heraldic...

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