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by Simon Atford
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

and utter bar steward
by Simon Atford
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bill drill commands.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Bill drill commands.

There are unlikely to be anything like drill manuals before the invention of the printing press and probably not before the 17th Century but they are likely to be based on earlier practice.
by Simon Atford
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bill drill commands.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Bill drill commands.

To the best of my knowledge they are "educated guesses" as we don't know exactly what orders were given as there are no drill manuals for the period. If I I'm wrong about this please correct me someone. I have heard the words you quoted used but in our group we say order your arms, advance...
by Simon Atford
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

away free with the
by Simon Atford
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

on my head because
by Simon Atford
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

as Putin and carrying
by Simon Atford
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

,winters, springs and autumns
by Simon Atford
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

priests and rampant nuns
by Simon Atford
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

in a skin with
by Simon Atford
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

a giant flying wombat
by Simon Atford
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four

Starting on December 12th, Time Commanders (which had a run on BBC Two) will come back on BBC Four with some major changes to the programme. First instead of there being one team, two teams will take part and there will be historical context throughout the programme. The first programme features th...
by Simon Atford
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Time Commanders moves to BBC Four

Starting on December 12th, Time Commanders (which had a run on BBC Two) will come back on BBC Four with some major changes to the programme. First instead of there being one team, two teams will take part and there will be historical context throughout the programme. The first programme features th...
by Simon Atford
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Should history be fictional?

Your primary responsibility might to be to the client but you also have to think of your members. Re-enactors give their time for free and get cheesed off doing events they don't enjoy. I was assuming that the group leader/business manager/Il Duce/whatever would already have taken that into account...
by Simon Atford
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Should history be fictional?

So, is the function of re-enacting to entertain or educate? On Trip Adviser there's a review of the museum where I volunteer (West Stow in Suffolk) where someone is complaining about how the presence of a coach load of primary school children ruined her family visit. Are museums tourist attractions...
by Simon Atford
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Should history be fictional?

If people are going to re-enact do they have a responsibility to the public to be authentic or does it not matter because it's just entertainment? The primary responsibility is to the client. If the client is hiring you to entertain, entertain. Although entertainment and education needn't be mutual...
by Simon Atford
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Events South West.
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Events South West.

We are doing Templecombe Medieval Pageant on the 3rd and 4th of June and our own event at Winterbourne Medieval Barn on June 11.
by Simon Atford
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Hastings

Some of our bods are going but not me.

TBH I wouldn't have been able to get the kit together in time anyway.
by Simon Atford
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

and lef and then
by Simon Atford
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

loaded with armour piercing
by Simon Atford
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

but deadly, rather like
by Simon Atford
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

giant flying wombats of
by Simon Atford
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

down the shops to
by Simon Atford
Thu May 26, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

starring that bloke who
by Simon Atford
Tue May 24, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

cursed and blessed by
by Simon Atford
Mon May 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

like they were hot
by Simon Atford
Sat May 21, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Should history be fictional?

Historical fiction can teach us lessons about the times it was written in even if it can't tell us much about the times in which it is set and the persons and events it portrays. Take Shakespeare for example. The history plays are not accurate sources for the events they portray but they do tell us ...
by Simon Atford
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Regional Markets - Thank You
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Regional Markets - Thank You

We (the Company of Chivalry) had a stand for recruitment and promotion at Stretcholt. Really good way to get into the swing of the season before the first event proper at Easter.
by Simon Atford
Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Retail therapy
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Retail therapy

I will be at the SWRM on Saturday manning the CoC stand.
by Simon Atford
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8156
Views: 335527

Re: 4 Word Story

Culture who had a
by Simon Atford
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Shame about the shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Shame about the shoes

Maybe it's a little naive of me, but if the people who are not actually part of a display, are enthusiastic enough to have a crack at making costume for a city event like this, may they not, potentially become reenactors in the future, if they are made to feel welcome, rather than criticized for th...

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