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by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore piccies - late as ever
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

Quite right too - helped my body count as well :shock:
by Allan Harley
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 5912

thank you - interested of course because Beaufort is mentioned but it seems that this (if it happened) was a good sized affair with several thousand participants.

Ah feel like I've got my winter project laid out for me then
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Traditional Welsh dress
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Thats what I'm trying to discover, for pre-Edward to 13/14th centuries there seem to have been differences but these slowly disappeared.

Also as stated previously - could you tell someone from say Northumbria from say Devon but dress, manners, hair (or lack of it)?
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

It was the Star in Streamers allegedly mistaken for a Yorkist Sunne in Splendour I would argue if it wasn't important why did nobles such as Buckingham have so many liveries made in his colours - could be possibly just to show off. Also its not at the start of a "pre-set" or formed battle ...
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 5912

Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?

Heres one for all you knowledge heads out there - I have been reading accounts of the death of Richard of York, the battle of Wakefield and the reasons for his retreat to Sandal. One of the main reasons for bottling up his forces which that has piqued my interest is that he reputedly came upon his v...
by Allan Harley
Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

No you mean warped :roll:

Thank you - all ideas, suggestions improvements gratefully received - I would like for large scale events to be as ggod for those watching as they regularly are for those taking part.

(Caltrops pits how do I get them passed by Health & Safety?)
by Allan Harley
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Traditional Welsh dress
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

Traditional Welsh dress

Now first of all I know where you all live/sleep/fight so that gets rid of the the silly comments (I hope).

During the medieval period - Norman upwards; what were the dress/style that identifies someone as Welsh

Were there any other examples of regional costume?
by Allan Harley
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

Yorkist is easier - Murrey and Blue Lancastrian Blue and White; (Another main alternative is Red and Black - for Duke of Buckingham, & Earl of Northumberland, & Pronce of Wales For those who are undecided - Red - Nevilles, Pastons a multitude of others OR Blue - lots more households The othe...
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

Thank you Chris - point well illustrated Also as you can see, easy to badge up and looks good ; on the field, in the house, in the bar or just relaxing in the jacuzzi after the battle :P Intend to have a number made for next season to suit the requirements of the event - Downside its easy to confuse...
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A few Blore Heath pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 1486

Penny - really nice photos, and thanks for the card

Will try to pose more for next year :lol:
by Allan Harley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making armour shiney
Replies: 37
Views: 5604

Youn can also goldplate or gold leaf - fabulous for not having to clean :D

But suggest not all the armour - nothing offers a more apt definition of the word target
by Allan Harley
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

Thanks Dave,

Really interested in the idea of bends and will look at your article - thats what I like about this forum "seek and ye shall find" AND NOT JUST ONE POINT OF VIEW EITHER.

Nige - haven't been peeking just stalking :wink:
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

I have to agree - bends are easy, don't take up much fabric and can be used for so many occasions the perfect battle accessory _ as modelled by my lovely assistants at Blore. The type and style of identification should reflect your status as a group and as an individual in that group - whether its j...
by Allan Harley
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

Simon - you'll need it for Blore - your Yorkists this year :D

And Blue/Murrey, Blue & white, Red & Black - Red all bets covered - now wheres my fence?

Is the show and the spectacle the thing or we bloods and cripps?
by Allan Harley
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

The answer comes down to what an individual/group wishes to portray - But surely we should all be aiming to some reasonable standard. Say 10% Men@arms/knights 25% Retinue/household troops 50% commission/L&M raised men 5% Mercenaries/others Then for each setting a standard that people can aspire ...
by Allan Harley
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9729

This is just a suggestion but why don't groups have a "home" and an "away" livery

Just because for your own events, preference you are say Yorkist - you could always try the "darkside" for once

Also why not continental colours?
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A sack frock.
Replies: 25
Views: 3115

I've always been impressed by your work - but stunning is the only word for this
by Allan Harley
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making armour shiney
Replies: 37
Views: 5604

Jon, if it is to be your Mums last then we need to make it special,
PM me 8)

Good coat of Duck oil helps to keep the muck away, also heard good things of silicon spray but never tried - anyone know if its any good?
by Allan Harley
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Excellent photos - we have a few (192) from the event - but they are big!

Next question in simple terms how can I get some on here
by Allan Harley
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury (by Chutny)
Replies: 15
Views: 3566

I was just happy coz I'd met the king (up close and personal) but thats just between us

Nice photos tho
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid 12th century Norman costume
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Mid 12th century Norman costume

To anyone that can help - I an attending an event based approx mid -12th century and need to know what is the correct kit (both male and female) for this date - please
by Allan Harley
Sun May 13, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bolsover Mayday weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 3353

Nice set of photos though, - helmet looks good, shiniest knob on the field
by Allan Harley
Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 63614

From Whitby - why do we always dress up
by Allan Harley
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 63614

Well I liked the hairstyle
by Allan Harley
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 79051

Next question for all you knowledgable people out there

I know the personal livery, badges and household liveries and colours for the Beauforts (Dukes of Somerset) but be bu**ered if I can find their motto

Help please!
by Allan Harley
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Patterns for Pyrate coats
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Patterns for Pyrate coats

First an apology, this isn't my period but really want the full 18th century pirate/buccaneer costume.

Help please with fabric, accessories, patterns amounts of fabrics e.g how much fabric for a coat, for waistcoat etc..
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4439

Bosworth is under different "management" control, direction and hopefully isn't sitting on its laurels but trying to improve all the time. The issue is for reenactors it is likely that a smaller event will have more going for it because it will be unique. But this was addressed as for a MOP to see. ...
by Allan Harley
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4439

I can't speak for Hastings as I've never been but its one I'd really like to do if possible, just for the experience, and no not in 15th century plate. Since I am involved I have to say both Blore and Bosworth and brilliant events in there own ways and will continue to get better. Greater numbers ar...
by Allan Harley
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 16742

If you feel we are the poor but vocal relation in reenactment then suggest how we change that
Ever wonder what happened?
by Allan Harley
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2632

Well done Jim, looks brilliant

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