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by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Nigel wrote:Which year was the year we came up ?

2004.

[Edit: Actually I now think it was 2003. I've got my years totally confused, because I think I went in 2002 & 2004.
It doesn't matter at all, of course]
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Sorry, I have my years confused; I meant 2002/2003. ...took a lot of flak for criticising people who had made the effort to get there, but hadn't made the effort to get the kit right. Some of those people are now friends It was also done at very short notice in 2002, most of the English were recruit...
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I recall the 2007 one looked more like 30 a side, although since I was fighting I might not have counted accurately. IIRC, 2002 was well over a hundred, 2003 was 200+. [EDIT: years corrected] From 2003, via Colin MacDonald [click the image to see the full shot; play spot people you know] http://www...
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

guthrie wrote:Really? Wow. 100 a side would be a good start, I wonder where the others came from?

For the Scots? A good number of Irish, some Welsh and even some English. [IIRC]
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

And who's the go-to-guy to get them organised?

And 40 Scottish combatants isn't anything like enough to get the biggest re-enactment on site.
I checked the records for some previous Bannockburn re-enactments and there have been more 200 combatants on the field.
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

There you go; Nigel and I are in agreement. :)

But you only have to look at this thread to see we'd take some talking round at the moment.

Which is a huge shame.
by Fox
Wed May 01, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Fair point. I wonder who the top 5 are who can approximate this time period. Nige would be on it, but I think he'd take some convincing ;) Who would you speak to sort it out for you? (which is the question you asked). Nigel, definitely. Paul Murphy, definitely. If I thought they were sorting it out...
by Fox
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

It occurs to me that England, and even Scotland, are not the only source for re-enactors.
by Fox
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I've been away and done some reading.
The way the event Is being written about is setting off my spidey-sense.
by Fox
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

That does sound different to plans voiced on this forum previously by NTS, where they seemed very alert to the sort of things that would concern me be about attending the event. I notice that thread has now gone. It appears to have been deliberately removed although I don't know when; it was still t...
by Fox
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Chutny's Tatton Medieval Fayre Photos.
Replies: 5
Views: 3213

Re: Chutny's Tatton Medieval Fayre Photos.

Thanks. Yes. St. Dysmas are now at http://www.Dysmas.co.uk rather than http://www.PoorKnights.co.uk The new website does have galleries integrated into the website like the one above; or you can still go straight into the separate gallery as before. So the direct replacement link to the top the page...
by Fox
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 54150

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I've not heard anything for a while.
It did sound like they'd been listening and it was promising.
by Fox
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.

Warning Orders for Sherwood Forest this May Bank Holiday have now been e-mailed out to all traders who have booked in.

If anyone has been tardy booking, they will need to contact us ASAP.
by Fox
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Postal rate increase
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Re: Postal rate increase

Noctule wrote:It's almost as if the Royal Mail don't want the business.

I'm guessing that's exactly the case.
by Fox
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6743

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

Wool is naturally waterproof; it contains lanolin.
Someone more knowledgable than me can tell you how well that lasts after it's turned into medieval cloth.

You can make modern processed wool more waterproof using a wash-in water proofer.
by Fox
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

So what you really looking for is historic images of early 15thC doublets, so you can prove this to yoru own satisfaction?

You could go trawling through Karen Larsdatter's site.
http://www.larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm
by Fox
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

That's what I suspected.
by Fox
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Oh look. A real Hussite!
Welcome. <waves>

Can I ask why you want the information?
That might help us better answer the question.
by Fox
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 30280

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

On the other hand, it's worth remembering that no-one ever has to practice to wear shoes or braise.
[Ok, we all know someone; but you know what I mean].

So even if you're borrowing, it's worth getting to grips with a weapon sooner rather than later.
by Fox
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.

All traders forms have now been e-mailed out for all three events.
Please contact us if you have not recieved a form and you would like an invite.

(Note: group booking forms will follow soon.)
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

Oh and what is the hosen/hoes/breaches debate? ...only that re-enactors [almost] exclusively refer to leg garments as hose, when other words were apparenlty widely used; the hosen form being particularly common [arguably more common]; but also forms of the word breeches, such as brek or brech. As a...
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I notice the Met has a catalogue entry for a breastplate with taces AND tassets, must go look at that! I think usually that refers to a lamed skirt (taces) with individual "tassets" attached. A quick look up in the Middle English Dictionary contains one reference for tasse, and none tasse...
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I didn't know about the tassets thing... [that they were more commonly called that]
Every day is a school day.
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I don't see problem with using a word that is commonly used and understood, often for clarity, even if not the most commonly used at the time. For example, the whole hose, hosen, breehes, etc. debate. I think it's ok if we only refer to them as hose; we have a common understanding of what that means.
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

I no longer here the ghastly 'blood groove' explanation for fullers from re-enactors but I do hear them correcting mops sometimes. Can I get an amen, Brothers? However regarding pig-faced I'm not sure if it would be a mop thing to say so best practice is to call it by a more accurate term. Ok. I'll...
by Fox
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: I want to buy an armet ... I think
Replies: 34
Views: 6962

Re: I want to buy an armet ... I think

And while I'm here, can I bury another annoying re-enactorism? .... Pig faced was dreamt up by some Victorian idiot. So not a re-enactorism then? A Victorian nomenclature, perhaps. We [re-enactors, but also historians and the general public] often don't use words and classifications for items [part...
by Fox
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Plantagenet Events 2013, including Berkeley Skirmish.

Plantagenet Events is very pleased to confirm the return of Berkeley Skirmish to Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire on 27th and 28th July 2013. Our events calander currently looks like this: 5th-6th May 2013: Sherwood Forest, "Rogues and Outlaws" 15th-16th June 2013: Tatton Park Old Hall M...
by Fox
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 39290

Re: Insurance

John Hughes has now set up a new policy with "Towergate Insurance Ltd" - he brings all his previous experience to the job, and has a very competitive rate and understands re-enactment and its public liability limitations. I've been using it all year; I can't recommend John and his service...
by Fox
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: men at arms shield designs??
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: men at arms shield designs??

Luke 23:43
Et dixit illi Iesus amen dico tibi hodie mecum eris in paradiso

"And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise"
by Fox
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: River fishing
Replies: 21
Views: 5831

Re: River fishing

I did recall correctly.
The History Matters website tells me that on 28th/29th July 2012 they were at Whittington Castle with a medieval boating and fishing display.

I've done a little naked fire dancing of my own; let's see if Gary appears.

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