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by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Tin Whistle Music?
Replies: 17
Views: 7095

Re: Tin Whistle Music?

As the tin whistle has only been around since the 18th/19th century I cannot be thinking that the tune will be older than that.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII Luftwaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 6337

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

I've gone for early years Heer now, part of the 14th Infantry Division that got mauled by Belgian/BEF troops during the evacuation at Dunkirk. I've also found out that Lydiard Park was used as a POW camp (Camp 106) from 1940-1944 and housed "low risk" Italian and German POW's many of whom ...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 8062

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

I did not know that. Does that have any bearing on other roll calls that state men as being "Good with bow and bill"?
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Knight:the Warrior and World of Chivalry
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Knight:the Warrior and World of Chivalry

Robert Jones, Osprey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-78200-182-9 2011. I bought this as a curiosity having met the author at a longsword course (he lives in Swindon) and chatted to him for some time about what constituted a "man-at-arms". It's an Osprey book so don't expect anything too demanding, ...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 8062

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

No, really, I'm admitting I was wrong.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 8062

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

No, I was agreeing with you Fox. No sarcasm at all.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 8062

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

You are right Fox. I was thinking "outside of the box" which is a foolish thing to do. There are no descriptions of archers with spears at all. In fact the only time I have come across the two being mentioned together is in the Ordinance that explains that archers and spearmen should be tr...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 8062

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

100 years is a long time to discuss. can you narrow it down first of all. For instance swords were quite common sidearms for soldiers in the 1450's but much rarer in the 1350's. There is, as you have already worked out, no such thing as a "archers sword". That was not the way a medieval ar...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III

I agree, They have crammed into it stuff that began in the 1350's, I guess they are making a claim that being born in the 1450's big Dickie was a child of the WOTR.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Monasticism
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Medieval Monasticism

And others besides. You may find this a little too basic for your own needs, we're not all as clued up on this sort of thing as you are.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: An Introduction to Early Music
Replies: 0
Views: 877

An Introduction to Early Music

Various artists, Naxos Records, this completion 1995.
I had hoped that this would have arrived before the last weekend but it got delayed.
A solid mix of early compositions from the 10th to 17th centuries. Good production and performance. A excellent introduction to early music and its many forms.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for someone
Replies: 8
Views: 2570

Re: Looking for someone

"Hm, found someone you have."

(Sorry I couldn't help myself).
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The World of Nusical Instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: The World of Nusical Instruments

That should, of course, read "musical".
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Monasticism
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Medieval Monasticism

Forms of Religious Life in western Europe in the Middle Ages. (2nd edition) Prof. C. H. Lawrence, Longman Books, ISBN 0-582-01727-0 (1989) Originally based upon notes for the research students under him this collection of essays has been one of the more useful books I have read recently. Covering mo...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Spurs - How to wear them?
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Re: Spurs - How to wear them?

And when you sit down try to not cross your legs.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The World of Nusical Instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

The World of Nusical Instruments

Alan Kendall, Hamlyn Books ISBN 0-600-35957-3. 1972 It's an old book, its meant to be for children, but it has histories of where, when and how musical instruments have evolved and lots and lots of illustrations. And because it is meant for kids, it explained stuff in terms that a layman like myself...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen
Replies: 0
Views: 879

Catherine of Aragon: Henry's Spanish Queen

Giles Trewkett, Faber & Faber 2010, ISBN 978-0-571-23512-4 Catherine was married to Henry VIII for longer then any of his other wives and was Princess of Wales for even longer than that, yet she is strangely ignored by historians who just judge her as being the one who couldn't have babies (in f...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The History of England Vol. II: The Tudors
Replies: 0
Views: 838

The History of England Vol. II: The Tudors

Peter Ackroyd, MacMillan Publishers, 2012. ISBN 978-0-230-706408 A dependable historian who is able to put across complex information in a way that is easily digested by a amateur audience (such as myself), I normally find him very engaging but this let me down. For a start it says a lot about our o...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Jewish Brgade: an army with two masters 1944-45
Replies: 0
Views: 885

The Jewish Brgade: an army with two masters 1944-45

Morris Beckman with a foreword by Edmund de Rothschild. 1998, History Press Isbn 978-1-86227-423-5 An account of the creation of the Jewish Brigade of the British Army during WWII. Mostly deals with the various "Jewish" army units (mostly support) that were finally allowed to form a single...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: City of Sin: London and its Vices
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

City of Sin: London and its Vices

Catherine Arnold, Simon & Schuster Uk Books. ISBN 978-1-84983-553-4, 2010. The final part of a trilogy of books about London, the other two concentrating on London's graveyards and the insane. Although it claims to cover 2000 years of the sex industry in London most of the book focuses upon the ...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th century hose - Historic Enterprises
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: 15th century hose - Historic Enterprises

I tend to steam rather than wash my hose. I washed a pair once and am only keeping them so that my son can wear them in a couple of years time. I myself would only be able to put them on off I never, ever moved (or breathed).
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Black Prince
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Re: The Black Prince

Read them both already, but thank you all the same.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Black Prince
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

The Black Prince

Barbara Emerson, Book Club Associates of London, 1976. A biography of "the Flower of Chivalry", Edward of Woodstock, the Prince of Wales. His exploits in France, his less than successful intervention in the Castilian civil wars and an examination of the personality of the man. There are mo...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury Battle 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Tewkesbury Battle 2013

Thanks.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Warrior of God: Jan Zizka and the Hussite Revolution
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Warrior of God: Jan Zizka and the Hussite Revolution

Victor Verney (foreword by David Muhlena). ISBN 978-1-848320516-6Frontline Books 2009. I have been interested in finding out more about Jan Zizka ever since I first encountered the re-enactment group "God's Company of Tabor". His life is also linked to that of the HRE Sigismund (who I am i...
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Autobiography of the Bristish Soldier
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

The Autobiography of the Bristish Soldier

John Lewis-Stempel, Headline Review ISBN 978-0-7553-1582-6. Published 2007.
Not an autobiography (with my teacher head on) but a collection of letters, accounts and so on from Agincourt to Basra.
I found the transcripts from the more recent conflicts to be the most touching and shocking.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Weight and composition of coin
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: Weight and composition of coin

Thanks Dave and it is a beauty. I can see why they were given to visiting dignitaries and never expected to be used in general circulation. A very impressive coin. Just the thing to finance the next mercenary army that I will use to gain the throne.
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Eating / Utensils
Replies: 16
Views: 7735

Re: Medieval Eating / Utensils

I agree, food should be small enough for you to either ladle up with a spoon or pick up with your fingers.

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