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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Up and down

Well I wore the new Sallet and boots today, both of which are great. We’ve been doing a light weight relaxed thing at Raglan Castle, including fighting in the hall. What’s not so good is that the scabbard I need to replace is now broken, meaning I can’t wear a sword easily tomorrow. Also the […]

Shoes Sorted Out

Thanks to Peter from Plantagenet Shoes, I now have a lovely pair of his 15th C buckled knee boots. While his waiting list for new orders is quite long, by a stroke of fortune he had a pair already made, and has had my feet in his records (as it were) from when he made […]

Resource List

I don’t know how up-to-date this is, but Ian from HRW set me on a Google search which showed up which I did not know existed. Tonight I’ll start grovelling over it, although Ian has recommended Cloth Hall for wool.  


Yes! I do have enough of the decent linen to make another shirt. I may make an arming cap at some stage too.

Project Progress

I was out of communications range over the weekend, but made some notes. While I could not communicate with anyone, I was able to re-read the costuming guide more deeply, and have a think. 4 May 2014 13:53  Quite frustrated at not being able to get any reliable connection – or power – at the moment, […]

Some Background

An explanatory note around my apprehension about being a guest of Company of St George. There are two aspects. To begin with, in Australia the Company has a hallowed reputation, and is seen as the unobtainable gold standard for re-enactment. This was partly driven by the publication of the Dragons, and the ‘Medieval Soldier’ book. […]

Project progress.

I’m feeling a bit better about my prospects today, having been able to go some distance to sorting things out. I will build a project page on my main website to keep track of the project and update frequently here. Having said that, this weekend I will only be intermittently connected to the web.

The Schaffhouse Project

This is the other project. The Company of St George has invited me to take part in an event in Schaffhouse, in late July (yes, I know it’s just May now). And the prospect has me, frankly, terrified. For me this is kind of like someone who occasionally sings a bit being invited to perform […]

A New Project

So last weekend was at Wrest Park with the Beaufort Companye – although we were somewhat in disguise as just generic English troops, and not wearing the blue and white livery. Wrest Park had been our first experience with the Beauforts last year, and that’s one of the reasons I think I will be very […]