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Re: 16th Century Shields

... the Irish hobelars of the13th through 16th centuries. While there are shields in Derricke's Image of Irelande, as Daithi pointed out even the English soldiers are incorrectly deicted with shields, so I don't believe that we can thrust this source.
by Stephen Curtin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Re: 16th Century Shields

... and this might not be the most accurate source. The shields shown in this book appear to be steel targets, and are used by both Irish and English cavalry, thing is that I don't know of any other piece of evidence for English light cavalry using shields like this, or any other country for ...
by kevin714
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:46 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Re: 16th Century Shields

... and this might not be the most accurate source. The shields shown in this book appear to be steel targets, and are used by both Irish and English cavalry, thing is that I don't know of any other piece of evidence for English light cavalry using shields like this, or any other country for ...
by kevin714
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:20 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: 16th Century Shields
Replies: 54
Views: 96126

Irish Sword

A Irish Sword Journal has a reference to a muster list from about 1627 for an English Company in Ireland, thro I'm not quite sure which one. Has anyone see the article in question and taken notes ?
by Daithi
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Irish Sword
Replies: 3
Views: 6448

Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

... for you. See the links below for some good stuff: This is my friend who produces woolen hand woven, hand dyed clothing or cloth. I think the english version of her website doesn´t work but you will get the idea after clicking through the links in the menu. She gathers wool from her own sheep. ...
by Janek
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction
Replies: 23
Views: 35948

Re: Gaelic Archery

... context of other overtly military material. After the Normans I seem to recall there are references to the Irish using bows half the size of the English longbow, though with similar range.
by cellachán chaisil
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:55 am
 
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Gaelic Archery
Replies: 37
Views: 68325

Re: Irish Mantle

The "Mantles" first referenced by the English in the 1530s are what the Irish of the period called an brat (sing.). These garmets functioned as a thick sleeping bag/cloak that traveled with you for those wet Irish nights outside the tower ...
by Eoghan
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:14 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Irish Mantle
Replies: 8
Views: 14518

Re: Greetings from connaght

im not irish alas... Im a mongrel brit (english/irish/scottish) but as appearances go i am a celt :D brown curly hair, green eyes and pale skin :)
by Huntress
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from connaght
Replies: 11
Views: 14500

Re: N00b from Waterford

Heill Nerva, I am informed by my accuracy officer that the Collins English Dictionary falls outside the period our group recreates, so while I can use it as protective gear under my soft kit to absorb blows, I can't read it. Although that also implies the ...
by Emmet
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:19 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: N00b from Waterford
Replies: 9
Views: 11880

Feudalism in Ireland

... inherit his father’s estate if he was born after the canonically legitimate marriage of his parents. However, it soon became obvious that Norman/English law would apply in Ireland only to the settlers of Norman / English descent. An attempt by Irish church leaders to bribe King Edward I to extend ...
by finnobreanan
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:26 am
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Feudalism in Ireland
Replies: 1
Views: 4024
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