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by Brendan C
Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4406

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

With the greatest respect Brian, I did read the posts - but the fact is that you are referencing a manuscript which is dated at least 100 years before the beginning of the period of your interest. That is like a 4th century Roman enthusiast using a 1st / 2nd century Lorica segmentata reference to re...
by Brendan C
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"
Replies: 21
Views: 4242

Re: New Essay: "Celtic Warfare: Fact or Fiction?"

I will have a read and get back to you. I myself have doubts that any society retains the same outlook/belief pattern for as extended a period of time as 100BC to 1860AD. I'll second that - specifically as there seems particular evidence for specific stratagies being used by Gaelic Kings that have ...
by Brendan C
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: archaeology on this anyone ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4406

Re: archaeology on this anyone ?

Have to admit, I'm with Nige on this

Brian, why are you using a manuscript that is so far back from the period you are interested in?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early c11th English women's clothing advice, please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3618

Re: foreigner need a help.

Hi Brisk-Ann

Is it specifically English info you need, or Norman?

The country sort of changed hands in 1066 :wink:

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Under Armer.
Replies: 33
Views: 11112

Re: Viking Under Armer.

Nigel wrote:Hence the very well apdded look sported by Norman groups such as conquest :D


That is, sported by a few members of Norman groups such as Conquest

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Northamptonshire
Replies: 9
Views: 2995

Re: Northamptonshire

Do you have a website?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4453

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Impressive stuff, Lidi

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Well we were going to head for the whole traveling templars on a journey to a port, only a couple of us are actually gonna be knights while the rest being, hired squires, sergeant and other members of the order who went to the holy land. The fact that only a couple of you will be portraying Knights...
by Brendan C
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

To be honest the first palce you should start is the rule read that once you have done that things become clearer except on surcotes :D Charles, as Nige (Conquest's God-Emperor) has said, the best source you can start is the Rule: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rule-Templars-Knights-Medieval-Religion/dp/0...
by Brendan C
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Using the word 'authentic' in connection to acquiring garb and armour for the crusades is bound to raise some eyebrows. First you should decide if you are going to represent your group as Crusaders or Templar Knights, they are not necessarily the same thing. Richard the Lionheart led the 3rd Crusad...
by Brendan C
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

Well im in the 18th Virginia for ACW, Fallschirmjager regiment Hubner for WW2, and im about to start this Templar one with 6 other friends, Thanks for all the posting guys its actually immensely helpful. Ive probably learned more on where to look and what im doing from this topic than i have before...
by Brendan C
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Moved topic (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)
Replies: 37
Views: 6836

Re: WTB the following (used C12th 3rd crusade templar items)

narvek wrote:Be carefull using Maciejowski bible, some of the pics are very artist's licence. It's bible after all, no treatise on contemporary warfare.


Don't use it all - too late for Third crusade.

Charles, Just out of interest

Which group are you a member of?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 13915

Re: Conquest

Praise from the praiseworthy, Dan

Have seen Britannia in action - superb shows, excellent kit and history explained in an interesting and fun way to the public

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Conquest had a quiet day at the museum last week
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Conquest had a quiet day at the museum last week

John Waller wrote:Conquest on Ice. Touring this winter season. Book now.


Soundtrack provided by Rick Wakeman?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: group to join pleas
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: group to join pleas

Is there a specific period / era you have in mind?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new society
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: new society

Hi

if you are of a military inclination, Conquest might suit:

http://www.angevin.org/

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Walking Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: The Walking Dead

Nothing at all to do with history but the graphic novels by Moore and his mate (Kirkman?) have been turned into a mini series. Been well recieved stateside, will be shown on the FX channel starting from Nov 4th. More zombies then you can shake a sawn off 10 g at. Have seen the trailers - looks impr...
by Brendan C
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pre Conquest Hospital
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

Pre Conquest Hospital

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-11594335

Intresting stuff - leper care before the crusades

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series
Replies: 18
Views: 6220

Re: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series

To be honest, I think the kit in 'Kingdom of Heaven' was probably the best I've seen to date for the 12th century. There were bits and pieces that were off, but overall, I was astonished at how good it looked. The reworking of the story of Balian was aggravating (Russel Crowe should have had that ro...
by Brendan C
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series
Replies: 18
Views: 6220

Re: Pillars of the Earth - Ridley Scott mini series

Have not read the book, but know the period it is set in - Stephen and Matilda - very well.

To be honest, after seeing the trailer, some of the kit looks absolutely horrendous

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

I don't know much about any 18th century groups, but for the 17th century, the English Civil war Society is the main mob (probably the main mob in UK reenactment, to be honest) The Marquess of Winchester's Regiment is based in Basingstoke (Basing House, I think) and they cover Hampshire, Oxfordshire...
by Brendan C
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

Ian Is there a particular period you are interested in? You say that you used to be in a medieval group, but the medieval period stretches for a large period of time - if you are still interested in that time, is there a specific era you want to look at? If you have a particular time frame in mind, ...
by Brendan C
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anglo Saxon / Viking Events in South East?
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Anglo Saxon / Viking Events in South East?

No problem Natalie

Good luck

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Anglo Saxon / Viking Events in South East?
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: Anglo Saxon / Viking Events in South East?

Hi Natalie

I would suggest you contact either Regia Anglorum (http://www.regia.org/) or the Vikings (http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/)

Hope that helps

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

Hi Ian

I think Werod are an Early Saxon group, not a celtic one

Is there any particular period you are interested in?

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 13915

Re: Conquest

A few piccies (with a bad camera) to give some idea of the surrounding we were working in: http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af44/Cronin1a/Dover/038-1-1.jpg http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af44/Cronin1a/Dover/049-1.jpg http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af44/Cronin1a/Dover/027-1-1.jpg http://i99...
by Brendan C
Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Plantagenet Group
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Plantagenet Group

Afraid we won't be at Berkley, we are at Dover Castle the following weekend doing the seige of 1216. 100 years war is outside our remit, but the late 12th / early 13th is our speciality.

If you want to ask any questions, feel free to PM

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: is there a 12th Cent society in the midlands ?
Replies: 23
Views: 4595

Re: is there a 12th Cent society in the midlands ?

Was good to meet you Brian

Hope you do come along to a show in the near future as a participant

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Plantagenet Group
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Plantagenet Group

Hi Rewyre

Noticed your reference to the 12th century, take a look at the Conquest site - might be of interest:

http://www.angevin.org/

Brendan C
by Brendan C
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 13915

Re: Conquest

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:


Otherwise known as the HDC and the Stout Yeomanry, no doubt! :D


Adsolutely! (says a founder member of the HDC)

Brendan C

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