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Yet another newbie message

Postby jemmo » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Just a bit of an intro to say 'hi' - My wife and I, plus two kids (girl of 9 & boy of 3), had a great time at Tewkesbury at the weekend. We've been interested in getting involved in the living history side of things for a long time and have just got a few bits of costume from an old friend. The clothes in question are late C14th - a couple of cotehardies and a couple of kirtles - and are much finer than we'd been expecting, so it looks as though we'll be aiming at being a reasonably well-off merchant family. We're in the Salisbury area (S Wilts/S Hants/Dorset borders) and would welcome any pointers to family-friendly groups roughly in our area.

Cheers all!



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Graham Ashford » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:10 pm

Hi there

We're not quite on your doorstep, but quite close in Fareham/Southampton area www.deeds-of-arms.org.uk by all means drop us an email and I'll happily chat away and you can see if what we do is the sort of thing you are after.

If not I'll more than happily help all I can and if I can point you to any other local groups.

All the best and welcome to the hobby.

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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Mike Garrett » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Welcome.

I'm in the process of organizing a branch of Crusade, in the Bath area. That's 11th - 13th century though.

http://www.crusade-reenactment.co.uk/



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Baldrick » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Welcome Jemmo,
P.M. sent.
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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Simon Atford » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:49 pm

Hi Jemmo,

The Company of Chivalry had a small contingent at Tewkesbury this year. Our period is C14th, early or late depending on event, and are based in the Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire areas.

Check out our website: http://www.yecompaynyeofcheualrye.com/cc/

and our Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Company_of_Chivalry



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:03 pm

REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury!


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Graham Field » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Hi Jemmo

The Medieval Combat Society http://www.themcs.org are a mid C14 family society and have members in Hampshire and do events in Southern England (as well as taking part in Tewkesbury).

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Postby Brian la Zouche » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:05 am

[quote="Marcus Woodhouse"]REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury![/quote]

i have only ever going to tweks to buy / chat / and nose around. but i thought it was a multi bash ?



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby James The Archer » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:44 am

"The Battle of Tewkesbury, which took place on 4 May 1471, was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses."


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Simon Atford » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:53 am

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury!


It's a fair cop.

We've been going to Tewkesbury for many years despite it not being our period. WotR does tend to dominate the medieval battle scene in England and if we want to do fight someone other than ourselves we do have to go up a century or so.



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Dave B » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:33 pm

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:REALLY late 14th century if they were at the Battle of Tewkesbury!


Speaking of such, can anyone spot what's wrong with this article? http://www.therecusant.org.uk/#/morrison-on-hollow-crown/4566443535


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Mike Garrett » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:39 pm

First thing that jumps out is -

four plays chronicling the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485), Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V


Dicky Two reigned 1377 - 1399, way before the WOTR period they quote.



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Dave B » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Yup, even Henry 5 dies in 1422, 30+ years before.

I think he's been researching his article on wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespearean_history#The_.22Wars_of_the_Roses.22_cycle


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Mike Garrett » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm

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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Dave B » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:59 pm

Yep, Actually Wikipedia is probably not wrong, he's just missunderstood it.


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:29 pm

Unless you take the viewpoint that the WOTR should be traced back to the usurpation of Henry IV which not only established a precedent for getting rid of kings you don't like BUT also established a rival Plantgenent dynasties.
However I suspect this was not the case.


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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby Simon Atford » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:06 pm

Being charitable I would say that this Alan Morrison bloke is probbally a English Lit graduate whose knowledge of history is sadly lacking.



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Re: Yet another newbie message

Postby jemmo » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Thanks all for the replies and PMs (before the thread erred off to Wiki-land). We need to get our heads together a bit :crazy: and decide what we're looking for exactly, and will certainly be talking to some of you to see if you can help!




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