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Tobias Capwell





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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Armour of the English Knight 1400-50: PRE-ORDER IS OPEN!         Reply with quote

Dear Members,

Some time ago I conducted a survey to determine the level of interest in publication of my research on armour design in England during the fifteenth century. I received a huge number of expressions of interest, which was profoundly encouraging and for which I'm very grateful. Those numbers helped me a lot in my efforts to secure a publisher.

Now, after fifteen years of work, it is really happening. I have a publisher, production is well underway, design is nearly complete and Book I (1400-50) is coming out later this year.

And as of today, the pre-order is open! Pre-ordering is important because the print-run will not be enormous.

To pre-order just visit the publisher's webpage!

http://www.thomasdelmar.com/books/englishknight/index.html

Avaunt!

Toby
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Mark T




PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great news! Maybe folks here can distribute this through other forums if Toby hasn't already.
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Julien M




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Tobias,

Having fun parading along Richard III's coffin? Happy

I will order the book for sure, however the pre order button on thomas del mar site does not work.

It links to the following email address: enquiries@thomasdelmar.com so I guess all there is to do is request a copy by email (a bit confusing and worth mentioning...)

Thanks for your hard work, and looking forward to read it!

Cheers,

J
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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: New Book         Reply with quote

Dr Capwell,
I just sent an email to the address listed and requested my copy ... Great news !
Just how cool was it to be escorting Richard`s coffin in full armor ?
Best
Tim Mathews

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey hey. Excellent news. Preorder request sent.
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Neil Bockus





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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Dr. Capwell!

I've started the pre-order process; looking forward to it.

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Scott Hrouda




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Mar, 2015 8:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Paul Mortimer




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks wonderful Toby. Excellent news.
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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2015 5:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am in Toby. Very excited to see this. I am going to let the libraries at the institutions I work at know as well. Usually they send around book requests as well.

Glad to see this coming out.

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've had to cancel my preorder.There is a 5 discount for preordering but a 6 bank fee for making an overseas direct deposit plus an even more exhorbitant fee from my own bank. I would be better waiting for the book to come on the general market and buying it from someone who accepts Paypal.
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Tobias Capwell





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PostPosted: Wed 25 Mar, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi All,

Thanks so much! Sorry about the hiccups... I'll relay comments to the publisher. Maybe he can get Paypal integrated into all this somehow.

Yeah, the Leicester reburial was really something. Its hard to describe the atmosphere. Weird to be in the middle of 70,000 people downtown in a modern city and hear so little noise.
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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar, 2015 6:31 am    Post subject: Book         Reply with quote

Good morning,
I received a reply to my emailed inquiry - Called London this morning and placed my order for two copies .I was told the books would be printed in June or July.
Thanks very much !
Tim Mathews

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Peter Johnsson
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar, 2015 6:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pre order placed!
Much looking forward to seeing the book.
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Bruce Wilson




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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the advance notice. Just out of interest, if this is 1400-50 in book 1, what can we expect in subsequent books...?

The events in Leicester were fascinating to follow; it must have be quite something to be part of all that.
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Tobias Capwell





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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar, 2015 10:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Bruce,

Book II is 1450-1500. If there is still a need after that for a Book III, that would probably focus on foreign armour in England, most importantly, Italian imports. But that depends very much on how Book II takes shape in the final revision, which I'll be working on in the autumn.

Best,

T
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Federico B




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PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fantastic News! Razz

I will pre-order the book immediately.

Federico

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Federico B




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PostPosted: Mon 04 May, 2015 3:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have sent an e-mail the last Friday to the publisher.

Probably I will receive the reply today, and I look forward to order the other 2 books.

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Bruce Wilson




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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jul, 2015 3:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Emailed Thos. Del Mar with all my details. The book any has to travel across Londinium though so shipping shouldn't be a major issue; in fact, given a time to call, I could pop in and pick it up myself! Big Grin

As soon as they get back to me with an invoice I'll pay and place the order.

Very much looking forward to the full series...! Wink
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Tobias Capwell





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Aug, 2015 11:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Just a quick update- I signed off the final printer's proofs last week, and printing has now started. It'll take two weeks to print the whole run, and then another two weeks to bind, so release will occur in the middle of September! Pre-orders will be the first ones out.

T
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Tom Wolfe




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Aug, 2015 3:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tobias Capwell wrote:
Hi Guys,

Just a quick update- I signed off the final printer's proofs last week, and printing has now started. It'll take two weeks to print the whole run, and then another two weeks to bind, so release will occur in the middle of September! Pre-orders will be the first ones out.

T


I had a bit of a binge and bought 3 of your books this morning. Very excited for receiving them! Do you have any intentions of writing a book about mail?

Collector of original 16th-17th century European arms and armour. Would like to collect earlier, but budget doesn't allow- yet!
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