- My wife and I want to join SCA and are working on trying to find a
personas from the same time. We have questions I'm hoping someone
can help us with.
I hear the terms 'late period'and 'early period' used a lot. Any
particular centuries to associate...Also what is most prevalent in
for instance would prior to 1400 be early?
I've been trying to research, and it looks like plate became very
popular in 1400's??? I'm assuming at that point Leather armor and
ChainMail (sp?) became less popular....
I understand rapier fighting is typically late period. However, how
early did it start. Any ideas? My wifes interested in rapier, and
I'm looking potentially at heavy.
Any insight would be appreciated. In fact if you know of any good
reference books on armor, and garb that would be so awesome. (Or a
really good web site, I'm finding conflicting info on the web.)
Thanks to all,
- On Friday 01 November 2002 18:46, rws1995 wrote:
> My wife and I want to join SCA and are working on trying to find aMy lady and I do early 11th Century Byzantine. I am a merchant's son from
> personas from the same time. We have questions I'm hoping someone
> can help us with.
> I hear the terms 'late period'and 'early period' used a lot. Any
> particular centuries to associate...Also what is most prevalent in
the outskirts of Constantinople, and she is the daughter of a freedman
(ex-slave) from what is now called Serbia. Originally the Byzantine was
my idea, and Milica was going to do Germanic, but she saw how comfortable
the Byzantine ladies' garb could be (the informal stuff, at least) and
decided to go that way because she could wear cool, loose-fitting things
at summer events like Pennsic.
I'm not trying to push you this way, just suggesting that you look at all
your options, not just Western Europe. You will find most of the SCA are
Western European personae, but not everyone.
Good luck with whatever you choose. :-)
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