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by randallmoffett
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 12061

Re: mid 14th century knight

Colin, The Howard House Books are an awesome resource. I really find them to be some very interesting perspectives on the life of a noble family. I always figured his later armour was simply to get an up to date harness and likely he had been growing in different directions than earlier in his life....
by randallmoffett
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 12061

Re: mid 14th century knight

Chris, We have enough evidence from the first half of the fourteenth century that we know that few, if any, knights would simply be in mail by 1320. As Claude Blair said in his book on European Armour there are no inventories from after 1320 that lack a pair/coat of plates. By mid century it is even...
by randallmoffett
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 190lb English warbow
Replies: 26
Views: 8607

Re: 190lb English warbow

EA, I agree that the Mary Rose bows could be average draw weights for the period. That said we really have no real idea as there are no other bows to compare with. The MR was supposed to be a key part of Henry VIII's navy so we can perhaps assume that he put the best of the best in there. So to my m...

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