The Henneberg Household came about because of an interest
in re-enactment. We'd been to the Festival of History quite a few
times and thought it looked a lot of fun. Our Priest had been
involved, in his younger days, with another group and as his son also
wanted to get involved in combat it seemed a good thing to do.
Previously, I had made a few shirts of butted maille, starting in
aluminium then spring steel. But it seemed rather
heavy, especially the 6 in 1 maille which only a complete nut would
wear (and even greater nut would make, especially with the weave in the wrong direction). So I looked about for
some plate instead. This led me to the Englyshe Plate Armourie
and William West of Destrier...
No, you're not getting to see me on a horse, but some would say that I
obviously have more money than sense. But no, I just have more
money. Or I HAD more money. But I still have more money
than sense. Even if I was skint and up to my eyeballs in debt I'd still have more money than sense.
Update January 2014: Well, a
lot has happened since then. We are now, thanks to the 'Serf' -
now 'Pretty' - in with the Crusade re-enactment group, to be specific
"Order Nordmannis" and part of their C15 detachment. Well, I am,
and my banner bearer, plus 'Pretty' who is also getting some plate and
can be "The Count's 'Champion'". Yes, we were at History Live
(Kelmarsh Hall) in 2013 where I got smacked about a bit without landing
any hits in return (next year, just wait...).