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by Earl Mortimer
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Swords Of Mercia - Historical weapons training group

We are having to move our Sunday training group to new premises. Its bigger and has cooling fans :thumbup:

We still train on Wednesday at Bolsover but now we are moving to Barlborough that near sheffield (jct 30 M1) for our Sunday training.

Yours

Shane hill
The Swords of Mercia Society
by Earl Mortimer
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7266

Re: Swords Of Mercia - at Rufford abbey.

Our next show is at Rufford abbey.

******. Post show report. *****

We really enjoyed Eventplan Rufford abbey show. Nice and relaxed family show all round. Roll on next year.
by Earl Mortimer
Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hello, New around here
Replies: 22
Views: 5477

Re: Hello, New around here

My group is based in Bolsover. we train There

Your more than welcome to pop over to see if we're the group for you

Shane
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Swords Of Mercia - Historical weapons training group

Sunday training has now finished for this year.

Wednesday training carries on until 14th Dec then it finishes for the two week.

christmas break.

all start again in the new year

Shane
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Swords Of Mercia - Historical weapons training society

training takes place at Assembly hall, Hill top, Bolosver, S44 6NG - Just off the M1 / J29a on Wednesday - 8pm - 9.30pm and Barlborough village Hall - Just off the M1 / J30 Sundays - 1Pm - 3PM price is £5 per session for more information on giving it a go please get in touch. PM me, email (sshill@ma...
by Earl Mortimer
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7266

Re: Swords Of Mercia

Renactment newsEvents this year 2012

Rufford abbey - Eventplan - May

Harewood house - Eventplan - July

Ashby Castle - English hertiage - July
by Earl Mortimer
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Swords Of Mercia - Historical weapons training society

you would be more than welcome :thumbup:

Good luck in finding a local group to train with :P
by Earl Mortimer
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

could the MODS please delete this page. thankyou shane

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning medieval combat or in joining a medieval re-enactment group our pages are here. http://www.facebook.com/groups/145706648853539/ Training is available on Sundays from 1 till 3 in Barlborough and on Wednesday nights from 8 till 9:30 in Bolsover. All ...
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Kenilworth ABH

Cracking photos. :thumbup:
Wish I could have been there to watch. Looks like a very entertaining display.

Shane
by Earl Mortimer
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

Re: A celebration of old reenactment groups

our new group name is Swords of Mercia and thankyou for you offer of help. Im honored :thumbup:
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

Re: A celebration of old reenactment groups

Well thats the Order Of Fighting Knights passed into reenactment history. Great weekend at bolsover castle and it was sad for me when I did my normal final site check to make sure nothing was left knowing this would be the last time i would do it for OFK ;( Im starting a new group but its going to b...
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

A celebration of old reenactment groups

In two weeks time my group Order Of Fighting Knights will be ending forever. From 2001 till 2011 we have been doing some fantastic shows in the midlands and many members have won the LA full contact tournament. We have had fun at all multi bashers not only in the shows but at night playing games lik...
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7266

Re: Swords Of Mercia Reenactment society

Events for 2012 will follow soon.

New members welcome. See website for details.
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Swords Of Mercia Society
Replies: 19
Views: 7266

The Swords Of Mercia Society

Swords of Mercia was formed in 2011, by 5 founding members who have been involved in Medieval Re-enactment and Historical Combat for the last ten years. Our aim is to provide an accurate and entertaining portrayal of a Knightly foot tournament during the reign of King Edward II. We also offer a...
by Earl Mortimer
Fri May 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Scale Armour

I've found the picture.

Osprey. Crecy. Page 89

Shows a mid 14 th knight with scale armour over mail. Under his surcoat
by Earl Mortimer
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Scale Armour

by Earl Mortimer
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Scale Armour

Im really trying to find the pictures. One has a knight with forearm protectures that are clearly scale plates and the other is a knight with scale plates between his surcoat and mail. But I can't find them. I sure I've seen them and there knights between 1300/ 1340 ish ??? I'm also trying to put to...
by Earl Mortimer
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Livery emblem of Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumerland
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: Livery emblem of Henry Percy 3rd Earl of Northumerland

I brought a helmet of White Rose which had a brass emblem on I was told
That it was used on a tv show then given back. That's why they where selling it on.

They said it was the Percy emblem of a crest moon on it's back. Don't know if that's right so would be intrested to find out myself

Shane
by Earl Mortimer
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vlad
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Vlad

really enjoyed this book too.

never judge a man till you now his back ground and the place he lives.
by Earl Mortimer
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Villa rebuilt
Replies: 5
Views: 5294

Re: Roman Villa rebuilt

Well I was told that they had a behind the scenes team doing all the work. Then when the camras were there they pushed them out of site and the "lookers or camra friendly types tuck over"

I had to laugh when i saw the 'lookers'
by Earl Mortimer
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Scale Armour

Cheers for the info guys I'm trying to find out if scale or even lamler. Came over to british shores I've seen one brass engraving of a knight in the 14 th century with what looks to be scale over his mail just showing coming out of his surcoat. But that's it I've seen osprey drawing with Walsh warr...
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Scale Armour

Only ask has I've a number of scales and just wondered what construction of the backing used leather / cloth or both Was it a full wrap around like later visby coat of plates and tied at the back? Or Was it a front and back construction. Tied at the side and on the shoulders? Did scale thigh protect...
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Scale Armour

Moved from another thread

any one know any good information books web sites on scale armour and time period (11th cent to 14th cent) / Construction etc.

I need to research this topic has i'm about to use some scale plates and i want to get it right first time.


Shane

Merry Christmas
by Earl Mortimer
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Decorated musket stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 3787

Re: Decorated musket stocks

Very interesting. Enjoyed reading this thread so far :)
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 8762

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

My full review of padded gambies I've acquired from diffent companies My 1st gambie I made myself. Very hard going. All throughout the winter sewing made me think that next time I will buy from some one else 2nd after my first gambie dropped to pieces I brought my first gambie from debs. Fitted fant...
by Earl Mortimer
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate
Replies: 41
Views: 8762

Re: Coat of Plates Vs Brigandine Vs Breast Plate

You won't go wrong with padded armour company. Great service and build quality

I'd be using debs and Nigel again ;)

Shane
by Earl Mortimer
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 6546

Re: kovex ars falcions

one of the funnist things i saw at one of fight training sessions was a( non-member) friend who turned up as a guest, was telling us all how good his Kovex sword was and how we as a group should consider having them on our " suppliers list" for the group. Well you can guess what happened w...
by Earl Mortimer
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: Bascinet topped kettlehelms.

Know that is a good price

have you any details. Website. Etc.

Just for future ref.

Shane

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