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by jelayemprins
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: EVENTS 2008 FOR QUALITY TRADERS
Replies: 0
Views: 538

EVENTS 2008 FOR QUALITY TRADERS

Good Morning Follows a list of Black Knight Historical events 2008 suitable for trading. Sorted by dates , locations, historical era, other info etc. Anyone interested please email or PM asap. 22 March, Paston Church Norfolk, 15th c - the Paston Letters explored. 4-5 May Kenilworth castle [EH] c.140...
by jelayemprins
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Hoisting of Knights
Replies: 29
Views: 3575

Knniggetts and heavy armour/cranes/shire horses

Mornin' Fuel for the fire here. What with the upcoming anniversary of H8 accession next year etc. Tudor is derigeur at the mo. A good friend in the world of professional display is having a 1500 garniture made - the helmet alone weighs in at 21 pounds.The whole harness now weighing in at over 100 lb...
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

Avignon

OK Lids, what happened at Avignon? Is is 'scandalous'? :lol:

Or cringeworthy and embarrassing...

:oops:
by jelayemprins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

St George

-was a Christian Turk under Pagan Roman authority. No wonder he didn't know which weapon he was suposed to use, let alone what to call it....
And the Dragon was , by all accounts, Libyan...
by jelayemprins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

Goffic buildingd

Yep this is more like it- Some lesser known places to visit. Liking the Duomo! Howabout the Storkyrka in Stokholm? Not the building so much, but the most amazing scuplture inside of St George & Dragon... http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Stockholm-Storkyrkan_%28St.Georg%29.jpg Try it!
by jelayemprins
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shelter for Riff Raff
Replies: 42
Views: 7007

norman breastplates

Well if they had breastplates it obviously implies they must have had breasts to put in them :lol:
by jelayemprins
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

buildings...

Anything interesting in Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, etc...??

JK yep damn shame that you missed the Old Hall. When are you home this week for A chat?
IJ
by jelayemprins
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

Old Buildings

Gainsborough you say? Have some stories to tell about the old hall... I set up a 15th cent LH team in 1995 alongside the Transformation project which restored some of the rooms to their former glory as in 1484 when Richard III did Royal progress there. I provided some of the design stuff,all pewter,...
by jelayemprins
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 4752

GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500

Thiswill get the juices flowing I hope... Simply, whats your favourite medieval building? Preferably in Christemdom... Big, small, rich owner[s], ecclesiastical, secular, hovel - the only 'rule' is that you can name it and provide either a link or an image for others to check it out. If you fancy it...
by jelayemprins
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shelter for Riff Raff
Replies: 42
Views: 7007

huts and tents

Brother Vermin.. Heres a few quotes from 'history' On the expedition which besieged and captures Bolougne in 1544 there was a general order forbidding them to provide tents or marquees for private soldiers, on the grounds thatit would hinder the movement of the army. The common soldiers were expecte...
by jelayemprins
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: KENILWORTH
Replies: 0
Views: 368

KENILWORTH

Dear all I am co-ordinating a large Medieval show for English Heritage at Kenilworth on May 4 and 5th 2008 entitled 'A Time of Chivalry'. Late 14th - early 15th century timeline. Peasants Revolt to Agincourt etc. Seems to fit in with the John of Gaunt link... There are a limited number of trading pi...
by jelayemprins
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Agincourt rolls
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Agincourt

Zach

Anne Curry's new book Agincourt has an entire list of every Englishman who set out in 1415
Impressive for researching all sorts.

ATB
by jelayemprins
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Ridge poles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Tentage

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13717466@N ... 637491820/

The first two pix of medieval tentage with ridge poles including the most famous of camp scenes from The Master of the Housebook showing the Imperial Camp outside Neuss.

Hope you like.

IJ
by jelayemprins
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Ridge poles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Tents

Don Greef Indeed it doth appear so. However your Majesty might like to recall that it takes considerably more than 3 men to erect the following, Aragonese bint not withstanding [or withlying down either] Henry had 2 wagon loads of tents, [apart from his tent of cloth of gold] with a total floor area...
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Ridge poles.
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

Ridge poles.

Now that I'm a sad git I thought it time to delve into ridge poles on 2-pole tents - those that are naughtily described as BURGUNDIANS [but have absolutely no reason to be called that] - one of the biggest re-enactorisms there is. So I started trawling through my archive of tentage. Guess what? I ha...
by jelayemprins
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shelter for Riff Raff
Replies: 42
Views: 7007

tenty things

U know that sleeping under stars IS a lifestyle choice.....

:lol:

bed of straw, blanket and canvas over-sheet. A good nights kip!
by jelayemprins
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Bards and Storytelling
Replies: 22
Views: 3658

Storytelling etc

Hi there I regularly organise events with storytelling as a major part of the public display - all part of trying to please 5 senses I guess. Most of my shows are medieval. At most of my public display events planned for 2008 the following will be on offer. [Most of the performers are professional b...
by jelayemprins
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL
Replies: 2
Views: 814

HISTORIC CHRISTMAS FAYRE AT NORWICH CATHEDRAL

Still a couple of places left in the Cloisters for this amazing event coming up 13-15 December. Impressive traders list already!

PM or email me for details, or get further info from website.

Best regards

Ian
by jelayemprins
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So who is the famous bear-swaddling Lidimy?
Replies: 54
Views: 4790

So who is the famous bear-swaddling Lidimy?

may your light always shine.... 8)
by jelayemprins
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: TENNIS BALLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Tennis & football

Anyone wish to hazard the rules circa 1400?
by jelayemprins
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: TENNIS BALLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

TENNIS BALLS

Does anyone know about medieval tennis ball construction please?
Keen to hear back .
And not the shape- even I can guess that part...
:lol:
by jelayemprins
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

Age

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Dandolo

What a guy! Probably 98!

[Doge of Venice.]
Thanks Will !
by jelayemprins
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

AGE

Yes Fox, thats what I meant this to be. Not just simple avaerages- Sorry. Across the Board, taking into account of high infant mortality rate, those who survive 'nappy years' etc. My main point of the post was 'oldest medieval person'. However If Bother Ranulph [oops sorry Dave should be Brother:) c...
by jelayemprins
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

AGE

yEP- That's the sort of thing- but can anyone better the Bastard>?
by jelayemprins
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 6481

Age

Who's the longest living medieval person you know of? It's a question I often answer with "average age 25, due to infant mortality, but of course some people lived to grand old ages... Any ideas? Here's a start- Antoine, Grand Bastard of Burgundy lived to be 83. 8) 1421-1504 Jelayemp
by jelayemprins
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: golden ball
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Balls

Oh but there is, so much more

here it is mounted with pencel as per the 'Big Onion' Ordinances of 1471-3

The flag-ette is a masterpiece by the same Greg 23b.

A Borgogne!

jelayemprins
by jelayemprins
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14050

sheepskins etc

I thought I'd raise my head from behind the posh burgundian parapet and drop this into the mix. This is taken from Erasmus- writing about social conditions in England from 1498 through to his death in 1536. [And please don't tell me that things deteriorated that much under the Tudors....] "Eras...
by jelayemprins
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14050

FAMCC

hee-hee i coined the term 'medieval camping club' a few years back. Its all in the mind- my mind! FAMCC = 'federation against medieval camping club. ' A mentality thats ripe in English re-enactment. You know how it works if you've been to a medieval re-enactment event. 1/ Buy/make a costume to get i...
by jelayemprins
Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Canon Law
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

HOpe to see you very soon.Walsingham was an amzing journey and ending - right down to the sellers of dodgy relics and cure-alls waiting for us on arrival.
:)
by jelayemprins
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Parchment and Vellum
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Parchment and Vellum

Anyone know a supplier at reasonable cost per skin?

Thanks

[hint - a real medieval use for sheepskin]

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