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by Mark Griffin
Fri May 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Kiddy knight school insurance conundrum :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Kiddy knight school insurance conundrum :-)

any decent insurer will simply ask for a detailed breakdown of what you do, looks at your RAMS and should have no problmes. As long as you can prove your are dloing it sensibly, fine.
by Mark Griffin
Fri May 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Heritage tents
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Heritage tents

Very good quality and servic. I have 3 pavilions and a large burgundian of there, extremely good.
by Mark Griffin
Fri May 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new boy
Replies: 12
Views: 2504

Re: My new boy

Those pics are from a while back. He's learnt his trade pretty well now and has slimmed down a good bit. He's had to be gelded as his alpha maleness was giving everyone hassles. But he'll be happier for it. Massive thanks as always to all the people who have brought him on (Dom, Dan, Steve) and of c...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Squires/activity operators wanted 1st May Bank Holiday Tower of London
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Squires/activity operators wanted 1st May Bank Holiday Tower of London

I'm in need of a couple of extra squires to help arm some knights for a small foot tournament we are doing at the Tower of London this coming bank holiday. There is also some operating our have a go crossbow activity. its 9-5 at the most famous castle in the world! And its paid, £125 per day plus so...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 47
Views: 16751

Re: Insurance

Was recently told by John Hughes that the Towergate insurance Partnership are no longer interested in my, or any other historical business and, useful chap that he is, has passed me on to Gary Alexander at http://www.thebeechtree.com who do lots of leisure and entertainment insurance stuff. Policies...
by Mark Griffin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

There are a few stone balls on Armada wrecks according to my source, plus on Elizabethan inventories but by the 1590's they would be a very small % and by the 17th cent so rare as to be almost non existent. Of course loose stones were used in swivel guns and similar pieces for a while after and in e...
by Mark Griffin
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

at a rough guess, once the iron industry had really taken of, so late 16th. Suspect a nautical cove such as Ed Fox will be able to answer with more authority. Certainly stone shot on the Armada wrecks but as you get into the civil war.... That siege mortar ball could have been from a torsion or coun...
by Mark Griffin
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Yes, there's a lot of work done on that. Town walls were generally divided up and guarded by small groups although I confess I know more about Rhodes than the UK in this respect. When Gods Tower at Southampton was excavated in the late 80's or 90's there was a significant layer of thick rust in the ...
by Mark Griffin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Artillery in UK castles during 14th century.

Southampton Town walls are reckoned to be the first to adapt to gunpowder technology. They bore the brunt of French raids in the 1360's and seemed pretty keen to knock some gun loops in pronto.
by Mark Griffin
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: March TORM
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: March TORM

See you Friday!
by Mark Griffin
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval wedding traders?
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Medieval wedding traders?

We do many medieval wedding as Lucy kindly says. Or you could try Fantaysia Ltd, based near Rotherham, an excellent organisers who has tons of props and her own caterers etc.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Hy Friends !
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Hy Friends !

Hi Florian, welcome to the forum. We don't really have anything like a permanent venue in the UK for medieval shows, but many sites do have a season of shows. Places like The Royal Armouries, Warwick Castle and Hever Castle have a run of shows in the summer where a variety of shows and activities ar...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Sold - West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: West Celtic helm - 1st Century BC

that a deepeeka one Stuart?
by Mark Griffin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Museum Theatre
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Museum Theatre

That's not what he's saying Henri. He's doing a degree in performance into which Living History and historical interpretation falls and just wants some experience. There are interpretation degrees out there should you wish to get qualified but as the most senior people in the industry have had nothi...
by Mark Griffin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: The Princes in the Tower - TV programme
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: The Princes in the Tower - TV programme

Fraid I dont have time to dig out the names but if you search for the excellent (even after all these years) Trial of R3 docu drama that was done a long while back on YouTube you'll get more info.
by Mark Griffin
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!

Very interested!

more details to mark@griffinhistorical.com please

All the best,

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Museum Theatre
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Museum Theatre

Hi Benjamin, as I don't seem to be able to pm you, please send a cv to me at mark@griffinhistorical.com, we have a few jobs we are hiring for at the moment.

Griff
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New hat on the way....
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: New hat on the way....

I should add that what you need it for makes a difference to. If you are jousting seriously at a top level then you need to make a helm, and everything else, that's fit for purpose. You can have it made cheaper but corners would need to have been cut so you might regret it.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New hat on the way....
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: New hat on the way....

You'd be looking at around £1,500 for something properly made to match the original in the right thicknesses and in decent materials and production methods. But that's down to the individual armourer. Which country they are in makes a fair bit of difference too. You might get it for £1k and you coul...
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Re: Medieval Mason Required (13th May 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Medieval Mason Required (13th May 2017)

whereabouts Rob?
by Mark Griffin
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Weapon Stand for Show and Tell
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Weapon Stand for Show and Tell

Ranulf is right. There are racks on walls for pole weapons and guns certainly but when it comes to the weekend event in a field a sword caddy for show and tell was not something that troubled the medieval mind.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Sophie Stockbridge, poleaxe champ
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Sophie Stockbridge, poleaxe champ

Define wrong? They put on bits of metal and padding and belt each other with blunt weapons and fight within rules they have set up. After that its a huge kettle of fish that's open to interpretation and opinion.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Application for use of Black Powder.
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Application for use of Black Powder.

Look at the locked thread at the top of this page, al the info you need.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Eventplan events 2017 so far.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: Eventplan events 2017 so far.....

Thanks for that Matt! Hope it goes ahead, I have a zillion things to shift!
by Mark Griffin
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Costs for pitches
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Costs for pitches

Just seeing what the general feel is for pitch costs trading at markets is. Reason for asking is I've been asked by a client to put together some christmas market proposals in an unusual way and i need to see what people might be willing to pay. Basically we'll be turning a bare hardstanding space i...
by Mark Griffin
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Eventplan events 2017 so far.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: Eventplan events 2017 so far.....

are you doing the 2nd hand market again Matt?
by Mark Griffin
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Alchemist Wanted (21st - 22nd October 2017)

I can send you Guthrie Stewarts detals Rob, drop me an email but I also do alchemical demonstrations, gunpowder history making shows and various forms of chemical quackery. Roughly which bit of the country is it? I'm in mid Wales, Guthrie is in Scotland of course.
by Mark Griffin
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Wells Cathedral Single-slit Helm
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: WTB: Wells Cathedral Single-slit Helm

You best bet for this would be Jeff Hildenbrandt at Royal Oak Armoury, stunning work.

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