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by Simon_Diment
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Event list
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

Malvoisin Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:15 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cripes! All I said was maybe we should... O never mind. That'll teach you matey - engage brain before commenting..... :lol: Waiting for details on Lincoln , you...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 11443

The Medieval Sourcebook was one of the sites listed on the recommended reading/sources list for one of my Uni modules back in 2007. So yes, it is seen to be reliable.
by Simon_Diment
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Event list
Replies: 21
Views: 4728

I don't think you will find a definitive list anywhere as a lot of societies doen't volunteer their information to the Histrenact site or list them on the events diary here either.
by Simon_Diment
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Who makes custom embroided fabric for the reenactment world
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Don't make assumptions about costume as fashion can change quite dramatically during a relatively short space of time. Charles was born in 1319 and he would have been at the cutting edge of fashion at court - although this does filter down it depends on your wealth and status to afford fabric resemb...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Who makes custom embroided fabric for the reenactment world
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Charles of Blois was C14th century so this style of tunic is unsuitable for the date you've given. For pictorial reference you'd be better off looking at the Maciejowski Bible for example or looking online at the illuminated manuscripts at the British Museum.
by Simon_Diment
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Excellent Reference Material
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

I hope they're more accurate than some of his rebuilding of French sites in a Medieval stylee. I've seen some of them firsthand and they're impressive but not necessarily correct.

Lovely illustrations but taken with a large pinch of salt. :shock:
by Simon_Diment
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: narvek
Replies: 124
Views: 35481

Hi Narvek

Where your nephew get his Kettle helm from? It a nice example straight out of the Maciejowski Bible. :D
by Simon_Diment
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Great War Picture
Replies: 30
Views: 5672

Hi Seimon

Lovely piccie, the only incongruous feature to my unfamiliar eye to the period is the soldier at the front seems to be smiling while the others are all suitably anguished looking due to their injuries. Of course it could put down to his contact with the lady in white :D
by Simon_Diment
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Chain Mail Links
Replies: 31
Views: 4228

Recommendations...Yes - get the soft kit right to support the use of mail and invest in a good aketon to wear underneath it :D Seriously though, your social position within the society and the standard of kit should support the aquisition of the war gear. Depends on what you're looking for, butted l...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Archer status
Replies: 26
Views: 8490

And they're still holding it asymetrically :roll:
by Simon_Diment
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle idea
Replies: 22
Views: 4381

m300572 PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:30 pm Post subject: Thought on arrows getting broken- budget (say) £100 for each event and spend it on arrows - issue the event arrows at the start and collect the survivors at the end - next event get another £100 worth of arows and issue with the survivors o...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 8163

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by Simon_Diment
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 8163

Ariarnia PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:04 pm Post subject: Tuppence wrote: Agreed - if obtained solely from woad, there'd be little chance of it ever getting the greeny tinge. How does one make green then? (someone was telling me about urine and something making green wool, but I can't say I was v...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is light blue/green a medieval/historical good color?
Replies: 33
Views: 8163

*Deleted* site playing up and multi-posting
by Simon_Diment
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My New Jupon
Replies: 18
Views: 4808

Lovely looking jupon, I'd get mail on the gaps in my plate though just in case, it seems to leave you open to possible injuries.

But nice kit 8)
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Thanks Handbag that's a much better picture for this exercise :D The closest I can find which matches both his hairstyle and her hat is a brass belonging to Sir Walter Mauntell which dates to 1487 ( Nether Heywood, Northants. ) He seems to be wearing an untextured neck standard and I can't pick out ...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Theotherone PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:22 pm Post subject: Simon_Diment wrote: I'm writing my dissertation on high & late medieval funeral monuments at the moment, I'll see if it's listed in any of my books when I get home. Have you spoken to Graham Field of the MCS? He's got a bit of a passion...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

Brother Ranulf PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:42 pm Post subject: Simon, I can't claim any knowledge of this monument (or indeed of this period), but I was recently looking at drawings of the lost tomb effigy of William Clito (died 1127). Many features of the effigy (leg armour, helmet and shield f...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3373

I'm writing my dissertation on high & late medieval funeral monuments at the moment, I'll see if it's listed in any of my books when I get home.
by Simon_Diment
Sun May 11, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 6701

Hi all

Thanks for sharing your piccies with us, really great quality and most of the groups look absolutely fantastic to match!
by Simon_Diment
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting
Replies: 27
Views: 5473

Alicia Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:35 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks Sally, We do Edwards 1 - 3 so are on the early side of medieval. Medieval runs from circa C5th to 1485ish ( Richard III last medieval king ) Early Medieval ...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 16553

Jim Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:09 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simon_Diment wrote: Jim there is a difference between an archer who also fights and a combat archer; combat archery is completely different from volleys of lob shots....
by Simon_Diment
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Women combat archers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4559

We actively encourage female archers as part of our archery display but should they wish to take the field as archers during the main show then they have to wear male clothing.
by Simon_Diment
Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 16553

Jim there is a difference between an archer who also fights and a combat archer; combat archery is completely different from volleys of lob shots. Max poundage we allow is 35lb for combat purposes, no limit otherwise if it's just for target shooting. A persons stature has very little to do with the ...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Another sensitive subject
Replies: 26
Views: 6801

lucy the tudor PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:15 pm Post subject: We have a Kentwellie who has a lot of one arm missing, lovely chap, he shot it off with a cannon in France apparently. Visitors love the story but don't seem to believe it- can't win, we feed them so much pretend stuff that when real...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 6147

Chris T PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:43 pm Post subject: My point was more about the sweeping generalisations made by some people. As you say there are large quantities of pot surviving, I would guess more than all other archeological material added together. These samples may show that a particu...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for specific kind of cloth
Replies: 18
Views: 3630

Only problem I would have with that Guthrie is that the Franciscans were a mendicant order of friars and therefore owned no property, so how would you have a lab and access to equipment?

Nickname 'The Grey Friars' is a bit of a handy clue for kit :D
by Simon_Diment
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 35668

GuyofBurgundy Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:03 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The ''chickensuit'' is actually a leather lamellar; I think, even if you do not agree with another society, that being rude is not in any way productive Ive ...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar alliance
Replies: 71
Views: 18256

mac (crucesignati) Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:16 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You are always welcome to join the senior Order. One day, everyone will be a Templar, it's just a matter of time and then... my plan for world dominati...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 8612

As Paul said we all want you to get it right and are willing to offer advice if it's wanted :D Do you have a copy of 'The Rule of the Templars' by J.M.Upton Ward? It lists the equipment that each brother knight should have in Rule 138: 'Each brother knight of the convent should have..a hauberk, iron...