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by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

Re: 4 Word Story

bunch of coconuts,
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

Re: 4 Word Story

wearing a sequinned green
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 4692

Re: A few questions.

Colin Middleton wrote:If you're turning 16 in a couple of weeks...
He's turning fifteen in two weeks - his sixteenth is still a year away.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A few questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 4692

Re: A few questions.

hope to join my local group (Knights In Battle in Sheffield) when I turn 16 (as before this I would have to pressgang a parent into joining with me, which is extremely unlikely to happen). ...) You do need to be accompanied by a responsible adult whenever you're at one of our practices or events (n...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

Re: 4 Word Story

exquisitely coated in smooth
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fact or Fiction : Richard III - Accurate or Complete Hash
Replies: 23
Views: 5308

Re: Fact or Fiction : Richard III - Accurate or Complete Hash

I'm of the opinion (completely unsubstantiated by primary sources!) that the boys were more use to Richard alive and in the Tower than dead. Rivals who wanted to be rid of him would always need a figurehead to support in his place, and if the Princes were alive they would be the natural ones to nomi...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 41739

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

If knights are the ones on horse back ,then where were they at Tewkesbury, the whole concept of the battle scene is not wholly correct from a historical point of view. The point about knights having no horses on the battle field must come over as questionable. If however the reenactment was taking ...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

obscene lyrics that
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

tastefully decorated with applique
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9598
Views: 1473398

he cried in mitigation
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5953

Captain Reech wrote:Some nice ones here as well

http://www.shropshirestar.com/2009/09/2 ... us-battle/
Photo 10: Emma Hamilton? That kit doesn't look very Nelson-era! :D
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: problems making heater shields
Replies: 55
Views: 15170

It's probably completely inauthentic, but KIBS have been using that design since before I joined in 1999. Those shields are from very early in the group's history, so 1973 or shortly afterwards. I reckon it's inauthentic, because you probably wouldn't want to cast your shield aside in a 'real' figh...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 12168

Volley shooting becomes necessary on a re-enactment battlefield purely for Health & Safety reasons, as the Yorkist archers discovered on Saturday at Tewkesbury. Their Captain called the 'nock - draw - loose' sequence without reference to what was happening on the battlefield, and they found themselv...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 8549

The other reason to pay a bit more for your armour is that it wears well. When you compare the dints in my expensive armour with those in the group in cheaper armour, you can tell that mine will last 2 or three times longer than theirs. That'll be impressive, then. My plate legs were a lot cheaper ...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 20836

A lot of northern Fed groups can trace their family tree back to Knights in Battle in Sheffield from the early 80's without Civil War lineage. As I was told when I originally joined (1984), KIBS was formed from people with no re-enactment experience back in 1972 or 73. Dave Hewitt and others in a l...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu May 14, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century ordinances
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

I now even wonder how many of the "Burgundian" mercenaries fighting in Yorkist ranks were Burgundian at all, given that most of the "Burgundian" army was not Burgundian. As the English made up a significant force and they were a known fact amongst the bods who went to Bruges with Edward IV I think ...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

Glorfindle wrote:Would i be ok pinching some of your pictures and posting them to my FB please?
No problems - use them as you like as long as it's not for commercial purposes. They are available in more detail if you send me a PM with your e-mail address, but the ones posted are at this site's limit of 250KB.
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

Jim wrote:
Chris, yclept John Barber wrote:And now some massed fight scenes

09Warwick121 - nice one of me in my plate having just been prodded by a billman.
Actually, it looks more like your "friends" are urging you on to fight Colin!
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

Last posting...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

And now some massed fight scenes
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

During the main battle, the Canterburys launched a full-scale amphibious assault...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Warwick 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3653

The battle started with KIBS in an ambush...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 24716

Lindsay wrote:I found this quote in Patten's description of the Battle of Pinkie (1547) Here he is describing the Scottish Camp
when they were once couched,
they were as warm as [if] they had been wrapped in horsedung
There's another option for you...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fed practice at Blore Heath March 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

And finally...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fed practice at Blore Heath March 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Second chunk:
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Fed practice at Blore Heath March 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Fed practice at Blore Heath March 2009

Thanks for the brave few who turned out and make it a fun weekend despite the cold!
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: These boots were made for....
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Just had a quick scan (I'll read it more fully later whenever I have the leisure), but already his historical research seems dodgy - he describes Jane Shore as 'the regent's mistress' in an era when there was no such thing as a regent - in fact she was King Edward IV's mistress. I was told that the ...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: BBC History Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: BBC History Magazine

"Revealed the real reason why Richard III was butchered at the battle of Bosworth" (again) an article by David Hipshon who has a new idea as to what might have led the Stanleys into betraying Richard and the historian and novelist Robert Irwin lists Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl of Rivers as his hist...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 11588

That phrase does appear in the Paston letters somewhere and it was used somewhere else but I wouldn't say that it was used that often. There is no contemporary explanation for the term, so we can't be sure that our logic works as we'd like... I think that it's mentioned a few times in the Howard ac...
by Chris, yclept John Barber
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 8655

Glorfindle wrote:Yes thank you Dave :cry:

On a positive note though, it gave me the kick up the ass I needed to diet! :lol:
Bad news - no matter how successful your diet, you'll look just the same till you buy or borrow a different breast and back! :D