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by Simon Atford
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 3837

I can imagine th elook on some mop's face when confronted by reenactor in his medieval clothing explaining that he/she will now don their costumes.... Don't we baffle the public enough :?: You could say that that "costume" becomes "clothing" when you don't feel the need to take it off imediatly aft...
by Simon Atford
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caerlaverock 2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Good pictures Alan 8)

A very enjoyable event despite the rain during Saturday's battle :)
by Simon Atford
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Egremont 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

More like Mad Hamish from Terry Pratchett's Interesting Times
:lol:
by Simon Atford
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Farleigh Hungerford 3-4 June 2006 Company of Chivalry
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Well done to the CoC's "roving reporter" 8)

As usual I got a damn' good killing off Gary in the final melee :lol:

BTW You Tube seems to be the 'next big thing' in media circles these days :|
by Simon Atford
Mon May 15, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just found this
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Excellent find 8)

Will give a proper read later.
by Simon Atford
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Famous (and infamous) Veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

I believe Hitler was only a veggie foe health reasons. Apprently he sometimes ate sausages or something.

How about the Cathars/Albegensians (12th and 13th centuries). They didn't eat anything that repoduced sexually which according to medieval beliefs included all animals except fish.
by Simon Atford
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 58711

In the CoC (Company of Chivalry) we used to use the phrase "Putius Duras" as a war cry.

It was meant to mean "Well Hard" which it does in way... The first part is "Well" as in "thing you draw water from" :lol:
by Simon Atford
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: St George
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

I saw on a recent channel 4 programme about national saints that St. George is very big in the Orthodox Church.

He's also identified with a figure in the Koran (so yes a really popular bloke :lol: )

The Islamic connection has actually helped Christian/Muslim relations in Palestine :)
by Simon Atford
Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how hot would Mercia have had to be to grow coconuts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2616

Except coconuts arn't rearly nuts (learnt this on QI)
by Simon Atford
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caldicot 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: Caldicot 2005

No idea who everybody is but here are some pics http://www.djwhitewolf.net/images/caldicot2005/Dsc00025.jpg The blokes in the blue and white liveries are The Company of Chivalry. Don't who the fellah in his shirt sleeves with full helm is though :roll: I myself wasn't at this event as I had to work...
by Simon Atford
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Just how hot would Mercia have had to be to grow coconuts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2616

Why do they have actually grow the coconuts in Mercia? Given the trading networks avalible in the post Roman period could they not import them? Coconuts are easy to transport, either by ship or especially trained swallow teams with strands of creaper :wink: and unlike real horses there's no danger o...
by Simon Atford
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32240

Trying to give water to prostrate persons

Alan_F wrote:

At the same time somone lying on the deck could also be someone collapsed with heat exhaustion.


They could indeed be suffering from heat exhaustion but nearly drowning them by pouring water into their mouths whilst their flat out on the deck isn't going to help matters :!:
by Simon Atford
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 32240

O.K. Another pet beef. When I have just done my very best to do a really extra heroic dramatic death on the crowd line, don't stroll over and shout 'eh love - do you want some water' 'come on love 'ave some water' I quite agree! Damn nearly got drowned at Caldicot a few years ago when somebody trie...
by Simon Atford
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Herstmonceux 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 3392

Dalek

The Dalek was in the US. If it had been in Britain it would have got an ASBO slapped on it.

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