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by Brendan C
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Feudals - 2015 Calendar
Replies: 1
Views: 2089

The Feudals - 2015 Calendar

Looks like it's going to be a busy year for any reenactment society with a 1215 connection, and the Feudals are no exception http://www.feudals.org.uk/events/ We've been about since 1998, recreating military and civilian life from the period between the civil war of Stephen and Matilda on (1135 to 1...
by Brendan C
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th/13th Century Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Re: 12th/13th Century Groups

Biro wrote:Ah, that's who you're with now!

Brendan's a really nice bloke, he'll look after you. Unlike me. I'm nassssty!
Hi praise indeed Sir Biro (and you're not that nassssssty) :wink:
by Brendan C
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 12th/13th Century Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 2930

Re: 12th/13th Century Groups

Hi Spud Along with the ones Biro has listed, there's also our group The Feudals - http://www.feudals.org.uk/ We generally concentrate on the late 12th, but can cover from 1135 up to 1215 (this year is completley centred towards 1215 for obvious reasons! We are based in the midlands / South East (I'm...
by Brendan C
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 12th / 13th century flute / recorder
Replies: 11
Views: 11405

Re: 12th / 13th century flute / recorder

Hi Frances

I have passed all your info onto the parents of the young lady who wants to try music in our group

Once they have followed things up, I will let you know how things go

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a nepolionic re enactment group near Southampton
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: Looking for a nepolionic re enactment group near Southam

Hi Shim

This lot might be able to help:

www.napoleonicassociation.org/index.html

I think their contact email address is: enquiries@napoleonicassociation.org

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th Century Research
Replies: 3
Views: 2692

Re: 12th Century Research

Hi Chris general information about the military in the 12th century would be most helpful. No Osprey books on the period? There are a number of Osprey books covering the period, but I would only use them as a starting point; a lot of their information is somewhat open to interpretation Would suggest...
by Brendan C
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 12th / 13th century flute / recorder
Replies: 11
Views: 11405

12th / 13th century flute / recorder

Hi folks Quick question - we have a younger member of our group who is wanting to use her musical skills on site, but does not know where to source the correct period musical instruments (a flute or recorder, circa 12th / 13th century) I've got no knowledge regarding this - can anyone point us in th...
by Brendan C
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a group in London
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: Looking for a group in London

Hi Alana Have had a look through, but I don't think there are any Roman groups actually based in London, though I daresay they will have members living there (anyone reading this who knows better, please advise) The only ones I am familiar with (who may be closest to you) are: The Ermine St Guard - ...
by Brendan C
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a group in London
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: Looking for a group in London

Hi there

How 'ancient' are you looking for?

There are a good number of Roman groups, and I am aware of at least one Greek Hoplite one as well.

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?
Replies: 11
Views: 6803

Re: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?

Hi Loxley

If you are more of a High medieval persuasion, come and take a look at us on Saturday at the Hospital of St Cross near Winchester on Saturday

http://www.feudals.org.uk/

We have a strong living history side, but a number of us also swing weapons at the first given opportunity

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: knights templar
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: knights templar

thanks for the reply brendan c, yes i a looking specifically for the knights templar, but the crusades/crusaders from 1100 on. There are a number of established 12th century societies (Conquest, Crusade, The Feudals, Historia Normannis) but if you want to concentrate solely on the military orders, ...
by Brendan C
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: knights templar
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: knights templar

knightofyorks wrote:is there any other groups that concentrates on the crusades e.g knight templar? :^)
Are you specifically aiming for the Knights Templar?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Early medieval groups in Herts/London
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

Re: Early medieval groups in Herts/London

Hi Janash

For Early Medieval history (410 ad to 1066 ad) , the 2 biggest societies are the Vikings and Regia Anglorum

http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/

http://www.regia.org/


They both have groups all over the country, so should be able to point you in the right direction

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for reenactment group
Replies: 14
Views: 6749

Re: Looking for reenactment group

Hi there

Two other societies you might want to look at are:

Conquest

http://www.angevin.org/

The Feudals:

http://www.feudals.org.uk/

Both societies concentrate more on the Angevin period of English history (mid to late 12th, early 13th century)

Regards

Brendan Cronin
by Brendan C
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Mail tailoring
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Re: Mail tailoring

Hi Bart

I will try Mark at Capapie at some stage, but I was hoping to see who else is out there as well, as I believe Mark has enough on his plate as it stands

Btw, I am based in Hampshire

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Mail tailoring
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Mail tailoring

Any one know anyone who can do alterations to mail chausse?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?
Replies: 13
Views: 6106

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Hi Dusk

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you and do you have access to transport?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?
Replies: 13
Views: 6106

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Hi Dusk

The Medieval period is a pretty large period of time

Is there a specific era you are looking at (Early, High or Late)?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Crusade: Nationwide 11th to 13th Century Society.
Replies: 27
Views: 10354

Re: Crusade: Nationwide 11th to 13th Century Society.

Your website appears to have died

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

Re: 13th century kit

Hi Foxe

Give Conquest a shout:

http://www.angevin.org/

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Spear supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Spear supplier

Strictly blunts - for combat use

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Spear supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Spear supplier

Hi all

Am looking for a supplier for spears - preferably 1-handed, about 6 foot long?

Any recommendations?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 15825

Re: Conquest

was a good show, and a relaxing one

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: Greaves or the lack thereof, 1400s

The earliest reference I know of showing cuisses being worn without greaves is in The Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt, circa 1230 AD, but the individual (possibly de Honnecourt himself) is wearing the cuisses over back laced mail chausses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Villard_de_Honnecourt.j...
by Brendan C
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 6748

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

i noticed that several group including the one i am with are simple using Viking drill and commands for well Drill. its all well and good shouting Sheild wall and the command being followed but it doesn't feel right to me, i guess being in also in a roman group and viking group having a different f...
by Brendan C
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Eagle.
Replies: 6
Views: 3292

Re: Eagle.

Saw it on Friday and did enjoy it

Have not read the book in over 30 years - will have to pick up a copy

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 12704

Re: Viking Under Armer.

Benedict wrote:
Nigel wrote:I still wince when i hit a vike and watch them double over as there is no padding under their maille
Well then, don't hit us so hard! If you keep breaking your toys, you won't have anything to play with :P
The Vike have over a thousand members - am sure you carry spares

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 12704

Re: Viking Under Armer.

joe public = fyrd. The fyrd was made up of land-holders and their personal retinues, all of whom had to be equipped and trained to a certain standard. Yes the majority were probably Churls/Ceorls but these were still landed farmers/freemen; men of means. The idea that the fyrd contained peasants pr...
by Brendan C
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 33176

Re: Mediaeval Islam

Firstly, it is misguided to assume that Muslims in general have ever been any more adept at following their commandments than Christians. Hence, some Muslims have always drunk prohibited forms of alcohol. In fact, one of the most prevalent genres of medieval Arabic poetry was that in praise of wine...
by Brendan C
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early c11th English women's clothing advice, please!
Replies: 18
Views: 4380

Re: foreigner need a help.

Brisk-Ann wrote:Karen Larsdatter, Thank you very much, these links are good, and help me with some moments :)
Brendan C, I think English would be better and before 1066, because according to the legend i was born in 1001 :)
No problem Brisk-Ann

Good luck!

Brendan C