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Subject: Medieval History
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:43:37 +0100
From: Debbie Wurr <Debbie.Wurr@...>
Some details of our new magazine.
Medieval History Magazine
The first magazine dedicated to the Medieval Era
Published by Harnois and Royal Armouries
First issue 21 August 2003
Medieval History Magazine Subscriptions
16 The Bardfield Centre
T: 01371 811299
F: 01371 811283
UK rate £35 (12 issues) - normally £43
Other country rates are available on application
This is in cooperation with the French medieval
magazine that has been out for years now.
I have posted about that one before.
For those of you who like armour, siege engines
and stuff the Armouries also have their annual
volumes that comprise many subjects each.
There are early firearms, making and firing
replicas of early cannon, armor and weapons
from many countries, etc. There are more chapters
in each one than are on the website. Do not think
that listing is all inclusive. It isn't at all.
I have bought all the annuals and am quite pleased
Royal Armouries Yearbook Volume 2 1997 has articles on
reconstructing the Sardis Helmet, British Iron Age mail,
and how to make a hardened leather helmet/armour. This
involves heavily Oak Tanned leather from one of the few
English Tanneries still doing the medieval method of
tanning. The helmet is two piece, an inner crown and an
outer shell with flared neck guard. Reminds me of an
archer's helmet. stretched and dried on wooden formers.
Stapled, dried, rewet, hammered a bit, heated with air
guns. Very nice results. Also a really good article
on crossbows including detailed views of Norwegian
Whaling crossbows. There are many more chapters on
Volume 6 has a history of the crossbow from the
9th century on in Britain. Also pyrotechnic devices
from Coburg Castle. Good and Bold: A Late 15th Century
Artillery Train; Casting and Firing a Mary Rose Culverin;
The Bowman's Thumb-ring; Organizing a Club Tourney -
literally clubs like they did in medieval tournaments.
I don't have all the contents for every one in my
computer for citation. You'll have to get an idea of
what's in them from the listing on the website.
They also offer a number of independant books
they publish on multiple subjects.
The Medieval Armour from Rhodes, Great Springalds
or Siege Engines, Royal Armouries Museum £2.95;
Royal Armouries Tower of London £2.95;
Royal Armouries Fort Nelson £2.95; etc.
Some of this year's new books are:
Royal Armouries Yearbook 7; 2002, available Apr. 2003.
Paperback 4to. £17.50 plus postage.
An Introduction to Japanese Armour by Ian Bottomley,
Senior Curator, Oriental Arms and Armour, Royal Armouries.
2002, Royal Armouries, ISBN 0948092513, 245 x 210 mm.
32 pages, colour illustrations throughout. paperback,
While small this has an exceptional discussion of the
making of lamellae scales and plates of laquered
rawhide and iron individually. The pictures are in
color mostly, if not all, and I highly recommend it.
I had not imagined the rawhide scales are quite as
common as they apparently are. This should be of interest
to many folks.
The Armour and Arms of Henry VIII by Thom Richardson; 2002.
ISBN 0948092491, 245 x 210 mm. 48 pp. Colour illustrations
throughout. PB. £4.95. NASA examined the foot combat
armor. There are articulated lames in the nether regions.
Protected from everything but halitosis and heat prostration.
Royal Armouries Publications, Armouries Drive, Leeds,
LS10 1LT, UK
Fax +44 113 220 1955
Look at all the publications. They are quite good.
Master Magnus Malleus, OL, GDH, Manx, Regia.org
© 2003 R.M. Howe
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