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by Stuart Quayle
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Viking scabbard
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Viking scabbard.

Very nice work 8)
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Feel free to CUBA!

No apologies necessary Merlon, it's interesting to find out the quality of groups we got over to the island all those years ago 8) Got me pike ready for when the ECW groups get over again (pics attached). This jobby was carved out of a 16 feet long plank of English Ash by a wood carver friend and a ...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Fluted Bascinet.

Many thanks Nigel - a Polish armourer friend called Greg Kulig aka "Thorkill" made it for me some years ago when he was beginning to expand his repertoire from viking and dark age into medieval armour. Greg hand forged the helm from two halves and it does possess a lovely authentic appeara...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Dress and potatos

"(Don't worry though the dress and the potatoes will remain a closed book)"

There must be a good story here ... pray tell :lol:
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Whoops!

Whoops! sorry Merlon for my gaff. Well, please get over again soon, the castle needs re-enactors badly to bring the place to life. It has been decades years since the ECW and War of the Roses groups have been over and all are sorely missed! I have a long-term strategy to try and get some 14th centur...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Buildings.

Hi Nigel and Merlon Yes, those 'outbuildings' were built for the ECW Sealed Knot displays at Castle Rushen, (must be some 25 years ago at least) and damned fine structures they are too - still going strong. Hee hee, although Manx National Heritage recently had to get the nesting pigeons out and the ...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Some more pics.

A few more photos.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Castle Rushen 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1724

Castle Rushen 2009

Some pics from the July "Medieval Experience" at Castle Rushen, in the Isle of Man. I did the arms and armour presentation and my portrayal was of William de Montacute - 2nd Earl of Salisbury and Lord of Mann between 1344 to 1392. The lovely shield was made and painted by the very talented...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

What to spend your money on?

Thank you to all of the posters, some really interesting observations and things to ponder. I particularly liked the link to Medieval London - great reference material thanks Karen and the 'Fulhams' (loaded dice). Thank you also Colin and Merlon for the kind clarification ref. the loose women 'Leman...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Loaded dice.

A medieval 'loaded dice' was excavated at Peel castle in the Isle of Man, back in the 1980's I think. Also the soldiers had been scrawling bawdy pictures of a lady of high status on roof slates, and broken roof slates with mysterious dancing images were also found.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Leman

Whoops! :oops: Don't I feel a bit of a lemon now! Hee hee, Sorry about that Merlon and thanks for putting the records straight with the meaning of 'Leman' I did look for the meaning of the word but couldn't find it. That makes more sense now you explain it. Hopefully it still makes for a very intere...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Castle garrison in 1422.

I have found one little snippet of very interesting info about the Castle Rushen garrison in 1422 AD. In 1422 it had been laid down that " the Lieutenant have one loafe Bread, one gallon of ale, two candles in Somer and three in Winter, and reasonable of fuell every night from Allhollowday till...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Castle Guard.

Hi folks Many thanks indeed for your contributions to my question, good thought provoking answers. I say that because I had never considered a 'family keepsake' as a potential possession, until I realised that the garrison at Castle Rushen in the Isle of Man (which is the garrison I had in mind when...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Medieval purse items

Hee hee, now that is a very logical suggestion Paul. Although the 'men in white coats' might pay me a visit if they saw me :wink:

The modern answer to that senario would probably be something like: mobile phone, MP3 player and Nintendo DS.
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

St. John?!

Hee hee, just re-read my reply - "St. John"?! :shock: :? ... well you probably are a saint, but of course I meant Sir John :lol:
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

Medieval possessions.

Dave and St. John, many thanks for the info.

Dave I am sending you an email, I want to buy some coins please.

All the best
Stuart Q
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse
Replies: 30
Views: 5800

What items might a Medieval castle guard keep in their purse

Hi folks I am hoping some of you knowledgable souls can help me please: As the title says, I am wondering what items, if any - (as they were probably poorly or infrequently paid or not paid at all in monetary terms) would a 14th century castle garrison soldier keep in thier waist purse? Some obvious...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 5782

Pheasant's

Hee hee, oh no! I've got pheasants on the brain as we currently have a hen pheasant nesting in one of our trees :lol:

Can be nasty birds though if you oppress and over tax them :wink:
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 5782

Richard II

Hi Soren From what little I have read about Richard II (who BTW I find a truly fascinating figure), I think there were a few factors which helped to form the final character of this king, for better or worse. Sorry if this is too simple or inaccurate, it's just my humble take on the matter: 1 He was...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: War Art
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Painting.

Seimon, just wanted to say that your WW2 air war painting is simply superb! 8)

Hoping you get loads of nice commissions.
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Robert the Bruce - heraldry.
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Brus.

Brother Ranulf, thank you so much for this fascinating information. Reading through, towards the very bottom of the second article it states that Adam - Baron of Skelton (who bears the arms - argent a lion rampant azure) leads us directly in lineage to Robert the Bruce, so that bodes well. I am almo...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Robert the Bruce - heraldry.
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Robert the Bruce - heraldry.

I am trying to establish the heraldic coat of arms of the famous - Robert the Bruce - king of the Scots between 1306 - 1329 and hero of Bannockburn. What I really need is his Bruce arms rather than the royal arms of Scotland after he became king. I think that Robert Bruce's heraldic arms are: Argent...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Telly

Hee hee, I hope your well insured :lol:
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Early 17th century fashion.

Merlon Thanks very much for the great book suggestions, I shall have to add them to my Christmas list. £3.00 each for a good thread button! OK, I will have to put this project on the back-burner for the timebeing. I imagine it's like having handmade cast buckles for your armour, top-notch authentic ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 3656

Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I

Hi folks, I'm wondering if any of you knowledgable bods can help me please? I have begun watching that wonderful four part series on Channel Four each Wednesday @ 9pm "The Devil's Whore", hee hee sounds very rude doesn't it :wink: Anyway, the series is set at the outbreak of the first Engl...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hoard of Celtic coins found in Dutch field.
Replies: 3
Views: 4482

Celtic coins

Fascinating stuff Dave - thanks.

Is the price of Celtic gold and silver finds lower because so much of it is found possibly, or was it just a wild over estimation of the value by the Dutch?
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hoard of Celtic coins found in Dutch field.
Replies: 3
Views: 4482

Hoard of Celtic coins found in Dutch field.

Hi folks

You may already be aware of this amazing find, but recently a hoard of Celtic gold and silver coins were found in a field in Maastricht.

Here is the news link all about the find: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,452724,00.html
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Maille chausses 13th century help
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

13th century leg defences.

Hi Templar Knight The 13th century is not really my main time period of knowledge, but from what little I have heard ... around 1210AD knights are wearing just hose under their maille chausses and by around 1250 there is worn gamboised cuisse over the top of this arrangement, to protect the thighs a...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 14th century armour help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

How a man shall be armed.

Hi Templar Knight Check out this link, it's Christian Tobler's arming sequence guide to "How a man shall be armed when he fights on foot" dated 1450, but equally suitable for 1370. In fact Christian's harness is just about perfect for your timeline anywhere between 1370 - 1390. http://www....
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 14625

Polearms

Hi Felix

Will you be purchasing any polearms to use with your harness, if so what type style of polearm would you choose?

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