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by jelayemprins
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20271

I hear a lot from re-enactors about men sleeping in their cloaks..... But unless something has changed radically in our biology over the last 500 years I can tell you that some attempt at something more substantial must have been attempted if you were "on campaign" anytime other than in s...
by jelayemprins
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Hello All.
Replies: 23
Views: 4507

PICS

Love the banter and cameraderie!

Either of you guys/ groups free 11 July?

jelayemp...
by jelayemprins
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: new site open for busniess
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Ryall Armouries

FRED!!!!! "We re-enact the famous battles of Britain's Wars of the Roses from the "late 14th Century." Unless you are cleverer than most and really take the origins of the conflict back to 1399, what hope do you have of convincing the armour buying public that you are serious about yo...
by jelayemprins
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 'Munitions' armour/weapons
Replies: 28
Views: 4597

But didn't most people in the medieval period bring their own arms and armour, which would have elemenated this problem anyway? Unfortunately, no. If that were the case, then why do the greater Lords and their kin have vast amounts of 'common' armour in their wills and inventories? Such as John Hol...
by jelayemprins
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

charles le temeraire

lidimy wrote:Iaaaaaaaan it's my biiiirthday soon!! :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


:twisted:


Not sure what you're getting at Lidz.....
:D

It aint exactly Goddesgoode, now is it?
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?

If you consider playing a member of the highest echelons of aristocracy, check out the exhibition in Bruges. If you are seriously interested in portraying the wealthier end of the re-enactment spectrum, this will surely make you give up and start jogging. Or buy a Premier League football team. It wo...
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 21758

Mass in re-enactment

Some good posts here. Here's a few observations from my perspective - as Event Organiser AND medieval performer. The Mass, and its ceremony, the Elevation of the Host, and the Transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body & Blood of Christ, is the most sacred and profane part of Catholicism...
by jelayemprins
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hi Need all the help i can get please
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

floor covering for tents

I want to say sheepskins so I can go and shoot myself.... :D Sorry - see previous post on the subject. All through the Middle Ages rushes were used to strew on floors of buildings. so were strewing herbs. Straw, bracken, hay, perhaps animal skins but not lovely fitted groundsheets thats for sure! je...
by jelayemprins
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8808

brig nail patterns

There are 3 distinct rivet arrangements in use during the mid 15th century and combinations thereof 1/ the most popular trefoil type .'. 2/ straight row of nails at the top of each plate ' ' ' ' ' 3/ straight rows of nails with one extra nail exactly below each end of the upper row. There are also a...
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8808

brigs

JK Munitions Another term that we can probably discuss til the cows come home to roost. For me, its a throwaway term implying that it is not bespoke and is of the industry 'standard', rather than the gold plated, perfect fit harness type. With brigs for instance, a munitions brig would a / be covere...
by jelayemprins
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8808

brig

Cheers Jon. The plates are smaller than most people use, max 2"width and 16 plates from waist to rear of neck, then a row of tiny pates forming a flexible neck opening. Agree that plates can really be any conceievable thickness. If worn with jack & mail [and poss plackart as well] then 1mm ...
by jelayemprins
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8808

Brigandines

Cheapest and simplest nails are carpet tacks - get the ones about 1" long. And being ultra sharp they push through the fabric quite well [after making pilot hole with awl. I cut off the shanks with sharp pincers and peined the heads across - although I seem to recall the originals are just bent...
by jelayemprins
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 7961

purple

Absolutely no problem for any Royal Tudor lady related to the Queen [x6] to wear purple silk. Mothers, sisters, children, aunts.....
Check out the Sumptuary Laws!
by jelayemprins
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 8808

Brigs

Each plate on average about 1.5mm , though it can be thinner if hardened. all should be tinned too!
by jelayemprins
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 5-6 September 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 392

5-6 September 2009

Hello

Just sorting out dates for the coming year

Am arranging a late medieval / Tudor event on 5-6 September in Kent, and there will be trading pitches available.

PM me for details

Expect the usual high quality event !

jelayemp...
by jelayemprins
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "TRAYTESE OF THE POYNTES OF WORSHIP IN ARMES"
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Hallo Wolfgang!
Are you still advertising 'Harry's Hats???
ATB for 2009 - are yu going to HKB
Ian
by jelayemprins
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3332

that thing..

Colin- I believe its a dragons head - representative of St Margaret.
Will go and check books now!
by jelayemprins
Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Priests and maces
Replies: 10
Views: 2152

Henry Despenser, Fighting Bishop of Norwich d.1406

1381 Battle outside of North Walsham in Peasants Revolt. Same Bishop leads *crusade* a year later in Flanders following Schism. 'This warlike Bishop being enraged at the audacity of these scoundrels, caused the trumpets to be sounded and seizing a lance in his right hand, set spurs to his horse and ...
by jelayemprins
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: tuning bells
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Bells

Theophilus - 'on diverse arts' - book 3 chapter 85 and 86

easy to type, years to master...
by jelayemprins
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 3240

Proactive trader advertising

An interesting thread. From an event organisers perspective [ and for those who dont know me I traded back in the 90's at many events with authentic products so I have seen this from both sides of the table] this discussion is of great merit. :) For Norwich Cathedral Historic Christmas Fayre I'm del...
by jelayemprins
Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism
Replies: 31
Views: 6740

Criticism

Spelling :)
by jelayemprins
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The wearing of swords by civilians c.1775
Replies: 6
Views: 2110

The wearing of swords by civilians c.1775

Sword wearing by civilians c.1775 England?

References please to belts/baldrics or similar- looking for a simple but authentic method- buckles etc?

Thanks
by jelayemprins
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C English Import Export - Help
Replies: 9
Views: 2101

Enjoy!

by jelayemprins
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: TRADING AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Norwich

Still a couple of pitches left.

Drop me a line !

jelayemp!
by jelayemprins
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: GREAT YARMOUTH CHRISTMAS MARKET - MEDIEVAL
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Gt Yarmouth

Usually 30,000 visitors in Gt Yarmouth over the 3 days-this Fayre held in conjunction with the Nowegian market held annually even Reindeer... Cheap pitches for traders £30 per day for 8ft frontage. Free admission for punters Trading inside church so safe, warm and dry. Easy Parking and unloading. Pl...
by jelayemprins
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rust on Chainmail
Replies: 22
Views: 3977

mail exercise

You go jogging in yours? I wear mine to the pub!
by jelayemprins
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: GREAT YARMOUTH CHRISTMAS MARKET - MEDIEVAL
Replies: 2
Views: 630

GREAT YARMOUTH CHRISTMAS MARKET - MEDIEVAL

AT LAST HAVE GO AHEAD ON THIS

800 ANNIVERSARY CHARTER XMAS FAYRE

St Nicholas Church and environs -the largest parish church in England

28-30 November 2008

Contact me if interested!

Ian
by jelayemprins
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Cruel Folk
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Cruel Folk

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=71647195

Or if that doesn't work try myspace cruel folk
then click on merrie england

enjoy!
by jelayemprins
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Campaign Style Events?
Replies: 22
Views: 3596

longer duration events

hello all thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at...
by jelayemprins
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: TRADING AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE
Replies: 3
Views: 898

TRADING AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE

Dear all Just a reminder that the Historic Christmas Fayre will take place 12-14 December this year in the Cloisters of Norwich Cathedral. This popular event has a projected footfall of 5000+, and is gaining a reputation as THE Christmas trading and re-enacting party of the year! The Mediaeval Baebe...

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