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by Graham Ashford
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 3586

Re: Helmets

Here's a small selection of manuscript miniatures from the manuscript miniatures DB. Some are quite large so I have given the links for them. All I would say is generally try to avoid the western pictures of the middle east as these are often 'exotic' and probably not very accurate as I understand i...
by Graham Ashford
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mappa Mundi
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Mappa Mundi

I've only managed to really come up with this one, 1375.

Image

Any others out there?

All the best

Graham
by Graham Ashford
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mappa Mundi
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Mappa Mundi

Hi there, I wondered if you can help? I am familiar with medieval maps like the mappa mundi and know a tiny bit of how they woud have been read and interpreted (based on literally minutes of study). But are there any more topographical maps of Europe from the period? SPecifically, but not restricted...
by Graham Ashford
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early Tudor jack of plates?
Replies: 10
Views: 5920

Re: Early Tudor jack of plates?

Probably old news to you, but ran across this: http://www.royalarmouries.org/what-we-d ... re-cycling
by Graham Ashford
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Steel for armour
Replies: 19
Views: 3818

Re: Steel for armour

Here's a lovely reconstruction of the Lithuania one .. just for reference :)

http://www.masterarmourer.com/vambrace.html
by Graham Ashford
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Fibreglass 32 or 24 pounder supplier?

Hello all

I wondered if you could help, I am trying to track down a supplier of the 24 and 32 pounder fibreglass cannons as seen on HMS Victory. I'm not so interested in the carriage, just the barrel, can any help at all?

Kindest regards

Graham
by Graham Ashford
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Steel for armour
Replies: 19
Views: 3818

Re: Steel for armour

Julia My advice for the splinted armour would be to get hold of some small sheets of 18g and 16g mild steel and have a play about with it. Mild still is relatively inexpensive and can be moved about relatively easily. There is a bit of a 'thing' at the moment in the belief of the now near mythic pro...
by Graham Ashford
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Patent Rolls or Patent Letters of Nobility
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Patent Rolls or Patent Letters of Nobility

Hi there I wondered if anyone can help. I am getting together a few calligraphy jobs for the winter evenings and started to wonder about Letters patent of Nobility or Patent Rolls. I've only heard of them before and have been trying to find whether they even existed in the 14th century as I would lo...
by Graham Ashford
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1364?
Replies: 5
Views: 2854

1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' repealed in 1364?

Hi there I wondered whether anyone might be able to help? I have been reading about the 1363 'Statute Concerning Diet and Apparel' with interest and wondered whether or not it is something that we need to be considering in our group as we span from about 1340 - 1390 in civilian dress. However, I was...
by Graham Ashford
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 10613

Re: Leeds armouries question

sorryto bring this one back from the dead, but I was wondering whether there was any sort of wash up after the event, what peoples feedback might be etc ... Do they plan on a repeat next year, how did you find the final thing ... after this one I will let the thread RIP :)
by Graham Ashford
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Has trading spoiled your reenacting?

I agree with Graham (not just because of the name :D ). Trying to be in two places at once is very difficult. I'm lucky in the sense that I trade full time, but when I started I tried to do trading at events and reenct at events and found it almost impossible to do the two together. What I have foun...
by Graham Ashford
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 2912

Re: Yet another newbie message

Hi there We're not quite on your doorstep, but quite close in Fareham/Southampton area http://www.deeds-of-arms.org.uk by all means drop us an email and I'll happily chat away and you can see if what we do is the sort of thing you are after. If not I'll more than happily help all I can and if I can ...
by Graham Ashford
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Smiddles go surveying.
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: The Smiddles go surveying.

Hello mate

Well considering that wasn't done with the 'make old photograph' button, I thought it had been its a very good job indeed :) You've a good ey for it, I tried doing that once and then decided to look for the button instead as my efforts where dreadful to say the least. Great job!
by Graham Ashford
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Smiddles go surveying.
Replies: 7
Views: 2578

Re: The Smiddles go surveying.

What a great picture. Was it altered by PC or taken using real equipment?
by Graham Ashford
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Occasionally I am asked ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2386

Occasionally I am asked ...

... do you fancy coming to Tewkesbury with us this year, each time I make my excuses and move on, but the truth is even my four year old daughter can beat me up and I don't want to humiliate myself more than I have to: Before: http://jm1photography.zenfolio.com/p271528628/h38A5638C#h38a5638c After: ...
by Graham Ashford
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1356 AD. Somewhere in France
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Re: 1356 AD. Somewhere in France

Great picture, I was there the day before and am quite glad I got out when I did now, too much armour to have not been too bigger temptation for you guys to have a go at ;)

Really nice picture though.
by Graham Ashford
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help sought on 'authentic' armour
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Re: Help sought on 'authentic' armour

Hi there Try the effigy datebase: http://effigiesandbrasses.com/ and the miniature databses: http://www.manuscriptminiatures.com/ as well as Doug Strong's 1300's analysis of effigy: http://talbotsfineaccessories.com/armour/effigy/effigy%20analysis.html Splinted kit comes in and out of fashion quite ...
by Graham Ashford
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Book of Hours help
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Book of Hours help

Hello all Being the sucker for punishment that I am I am planning on slowly (very slowly) writing my own book of hours. I plan on using parchment for it and keeping it to text with some emphasis on capitilization and red letters for decoration as its mostly the text I enjoy rather than the illuminat...
by Graham Ashford
Mon May 21, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Family's first run out :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2061

Family's first run out :)

Hello all, I had a blast this last weekend and it was my first time out with my family as a whole at a medieval event, please excuse my daughter's black plimsolls apparently 'Daddy made the shoes wrong'. Anyhoo, I had such a great time I wanted to share the picture ... thanks for pretending to be in...
by Graham Ashford
Mon May 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)
Replies: 17
Views: 3222

Re: Trading at FightCamp (17-19 Aug 2012)

Matt, would love to come along, but am in Corfe again .. sometime I hope to make it :)
by Graham Ashford
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 10613

Re: Leeds armouries question

I've been following this one closely.

How did you find the event? Are they planning on a repeat next year?

Kind regards

Graham
by Graham Ashford
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question
Replies: 31
Views: 9979

Re: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question

Hi there I might be missing the point, I usually do when it come sto clothing conversations. But, if he's hot can't you just go with a belt to hold the hose up, over his shirt/tunic? I've robbed a few of these images from a Russian forum, but there are a good few images of hose attached to belts ont...
by Graham Ashford
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help IDing a shield
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Help IDing a shield

Hello all I've been watching some of the Russian clips of their fighting online and as well as making me grateful that we all get along now and things never went south back in the late 80's meaning I might have had to actually fight these guys through Europe :shock: I have become curious about the s...
by Graham Ashford
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Greek(ish) greave
Replies: 0
Views: 3197

Greek(ish) greave

Hello all I wondered whether or not you might be able to help. The greave below is almost roughed out and is based on three different greek greaves for a customer who plans to wear them as a Roman gladiator, so the history for it is a little stretched to say the least. However, I am starting to plan...
by Graham Ashford
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photographs taken on 1917 Kodak camera
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: Photographs taken on 1917 Kodak camera

Fantastic photos!
by Graham Ashford
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th century splinted cuisse
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Re: 14th century splinted cuisse

Shane,

Thanks for your kind workds.

I will drop you an email later, can you PM me your email and I will contact you or via PM here; whiever you prefer.

Is John of Eltham our man?

http://effigiesandbrasses.com/monuments/john_of_eltham/

All the best

Graham
by Graham Ashford
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 14th century splinted cuisse
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Re: 14th century splinted cuisse

Bydand Hi there, generally as these are English, you'd expect to see cased greaves underneath them. Although not exclusive, a good general rule of thumb for this period is: Splinted upper/cased lower = English Splinted everything = German/NE Europe Cased everything = French Usual caveats that this i...
by Graham Ashford
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4812

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Bydand, hi there I am based near Portsmouth in Hampshire.

All the best

Graham
by Graham Ashford
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..

Hello all I am part of a group that as a display based around the fait d'armes of the 1360's or so and we would like to add some colours to our tents in the form of any flags, pennants, banners etc .. that we might be allowed to display at this time. But looking into it as much as I have time to is ...
by Graham Ashford
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4812

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Have you got any pictures of the visor you are thinking of that you can post?

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