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by Mark Griffin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Victorian Re-Enactors wanted for elegant DOC for ARTE
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Victorian Re-Enactors wanted for elegant DOC for ARTE

For Charles Dickens you need to contact Past Pleasures ltd here.
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they can probably help you with al below, they work a lot in this era.
by Mark Griffin
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Looking for The White Company
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Looking for The White Company

Sadly went the way of all things some time ago, members heading off to pastures new in the late 90's i think. I was Chairman for a few years. The Black Company has no connection as far as I'm aware. Would love to see the pics! There was a large archive held by me for a while but it was passed on. To...
by Mark Griffin
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar Flag
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Templar Flag

Good page, nice job!
by Mark Griffin
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar Flag
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Templar Flag

2nd the above. As Templars seem to crop up a lot in my line of work doing tv and film stuff I often face the same question. I simply lay out the designs, point out what might or might not be 'right' or at least likely and see what the director likes. Much as I suspect people did to their commanders ...
by Mark Griffin
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather trousers....
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

Re: Leather trousers....

plenty of extant leather clothes around late 15th cent onwards. but it has to be the right leather and the right cut and construction. Or just ebay for biker stuff.
by Mark Griffin
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Plague Doctors in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Plague Doctors in UK

Yes, a fair few. Read the articles that have been posted above. But its evidence they were ever in UK. Of which I';d have to say no, the evidence is scant in the extreme.
by Mark Griffin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: SOLD - Holbein Cap by Kirsty Buckland
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: For sale Holbein Cap by Kirsty Buckland

Yes please!
by Mark Griffin
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Plague Doctors in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Plague Doctors in UK

Anybody know of any PRIMARY sources for the above in the UK, specifcally England but happy to look at Scotland, Wales and ireland. I mean the classic beaked and hooded figure beloved of horror films and dungeon attractions everywhere. I have the names of two 'plague doctors' in Edinburgh and one in ...
by Mark Griffin
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: FS Assorted male costume
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: FS Assorted male costume

don't forget I'm a kit hoover..... 600 ish costumes and still going.... Send me a list! Griff

mark@griffinhistorical.com
by Mark Griffin
Fri May 19, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Kiddy knight school insurance conundrum :-)
Replies: 1
Views: 483

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: 486

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: 3315

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
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 48
Views: 18449

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: 1356

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: 1356

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: 1356

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: 1356

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: 897

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: 1132

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: 665

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: 428

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: 757

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: 522

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: 1253

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: 757

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: 2031

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: 2031

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: 474

Re: Medieval Mason Required (13th May 2017)

whereabouts Rob?

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