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Title: Medieval News
Post by: Welf VIII. on August 01, 2012, 08:06:47 PM
I think it might be useful to broaden our knowledge about the middle ages so I decided to abuse my powers as a Moderator to establish this thread, to share new discoveries about the medieval times.

In the castle of Lengberg in East Tyrol medieval lingerie was found, one piece shows great similarities to modern bras:
http://medievalhistories.com/medieval-lingerie (http://medievalhistories.com/medieval-lingerie)

Forgotten Gargoyles and Devils found in Norfolk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19077388 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19077388)

not great news, but perhaps those with some money left to spend might help this little boar to find a proper home:

http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/Page/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?ArticleId=44 (http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/Page/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?ArticleId=44)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Colonel Tubby on August 02, 2012, 05:45:11 PM
It's strange the things people just suddenly find - 12 grotesques must be hard not to have noticed before.

If you plan on keeping this thread live you might want to think about making it a sticky like the prof's daily ancient thread?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Neldoreth on August 03, 2012, 04:15:12 PM
Gargoyles lost in plain site...

But the medieval clothing is a fantastic find! It's great to get that kind of detailed information... The wonders of searching through discarded clothing!

Thanks for posting this stuff.
n.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 03, 2012, 06:21:52 PM
This link is pretty good for Medieval "news"
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on August 07, 2012, 04:20:57 PM
Knights on BBC podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lhbfy (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lhbfy)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Welf VIII. on August 08, 2012, 07:04:05 AM
Thank you very much!

Mass graves from 1258 in London linked with a volcanic eruption thousands of miles away:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves?INTCMP=SRCH (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves?INTCMP=SRCH)

As for books, dirt can be very interesting indeed:
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/dirty-books-reveal-mediaeval-secrets-1-2258003 (http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/dirty-books-reveal-mediaeval-secrets-1-2258003)

There is one text, which is very problematic as in comes from the far right - not a fascists, but an Orthodox calling Zar Nikolaus II a martyr of belief, but still as interesting as it is polemic, because it puts the Battle of Hastings in a broader perspective: The fall of Orthodox England.
http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/downloads/104_THE_FALL_OF_ORTHODOX_ENGLAND.pdf (http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/downloads/104_THE_FALL_OF_ORTHODOX_ENGLAND.pdf)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Neldoreth on August 16, 2012, 02:23:15 AM
I'm liking this thread, figured I'd offer some news that I came across not too long ago!

Viking women invaded England!  <------- This is a Link!!!! (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/07/invasion-of-the-viking-women-unearthed/1)

There is discussion of Norse women fighting along side men during the Viking age in the sagas, which has often been dismissed as legend. There has also been records of Viking female warriors from the Irish, which has also been dismissed. I blame the patriarchal Christians who wrote the Norse Sagas 200 years after the age, who likely changed history to fit the new patriarchal order. From the article:

Quote from: The Article
(d)espite the remains of three swords being recovered from the site, all three burials that could be sexed osteologically were thought to be female, including one with a sword and shield,

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4636715942_4b33540d54.jpg)

Now I wish I could get more female viking warriors! Foundry is all I've found so far with some good, realistic ones!

Thanks
n.

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on August 16, 2012, 02:50:49 AM
Anyone that thinks womenfolk are more dossal has never met my mom or dated the females I have.  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on August 16, 2012, 12:08:08 PM
Very interesting - can you give some references to the sources used please
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Neldoreth on August 16, 2012, 06:48:36 PM
Very interesting - can you give some references to the sources used please

There's a link to the original article in the post... I've updated the post to highlight the link :) This forum doesn't make links obvious, does it?

Thanks
n.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Neldoreth on August 16, 2012, 06:57:53 PM
Big Icelandic festival in Gimli, MA, Canada last weekend. Apparently many were out hacking and slashing!

(http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/images/MTS%20Prairie%20Vikings%20on%20parade%20%28Leif%20Norman%29%20620.jpg)

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/music/2012/08/02/icelandic-festival/ (http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/music/2012/08/02/icelandic-festival/)

The above picture was from last year... Man, that boar shield is nice... I wonder who could have painted it ;)

n

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 17, 2012, 07:51:54 PM


Mass graves from 1258 in London linked with a volcanic eruption thousands of miles away:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves?INTCMP=SRCH (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/medieval-volcano-disaster-london-graves?INTCMP=SRCH)


The volcano report is pretty amazing!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on August 22, 2012, 01:19:16 PM
Skeleton reveals violent life and death of medieval knight:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/5687262/Skeleton-reveals-violent-life-and-death-of-medieval-knight.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/5687262/Skeleton-reveals-violent-life-and-death-of-medieval-knight.html)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 24, 2012, 12:29:15 PM
Sounds like he had a bit of a rough time!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on August 27, 2012, 07:19:52 AM
Orkneyingsaga on line!

http://archive.org/stream/orkneyingasaga00goudgoog#page/n10/mode/2up (http://archive.org/stream/orkneyingasaga00goudgoog#page/n10/mode/2up)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: dm on September 01, 2012, 01:30:02 PM
The evidence for female Viking Warriors from the excavations of human remains of the period appears to be more wishfull thinking than anything else. Any archaeologist coming to that conclusion needs to question why grave goods were placed in a grave in the first place, their intended purpose and meanings to both the living and the dead. It was the living who placed grave goods with the dead and the reasons for doing so may now be lost for good.

If you look at some of the earlier Pagan Saxon burials you even see evidence for some small children to have had adult sized functional weapons buried with them but this does not mean that there were any children fighting in forces of the period but the living who buried these individuals were adding these items to imply status of the individual in the 'afterlife' and to show other living people the regard they placed upon the individual after death.

I wouldnt go as far as saying there were never any females fighting in Dark Age forces full stop but if they had been a common feature then the chronicle and saga writers of the day would have made great play upon this.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on September 01, 2012, 04:12:41 PM
Spoilt sport  lol lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on September 01, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
The evidence for female Viking Warriors from the excavations of human remains of the period appears to be more wishfull thinking than anything else.
I agree. I know some tomb effigies of the 14th century where a lady is sculpted in full armour, with shield etc, it is mostly symbolic: a widow lady which owned an important title could appear in armour if needed to boost her soldiers' morale, but it did not mean she would fight.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on September 06, 2012, 01:27:30 PM
Old English has the words cempestre (woman warrior) and gúðcwén (warrior queen), so the concept was familiar at least. We'll never know how common or uncommon such women actually were, due to our formerly mentioned lack of understanding of what motivated the placing of grave goods (other than the usual assumptions).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 28, 2012, 11:01:35 AM
No such thing as females fighting in armour or as knights??
orden de la Hacha ??
http://www.heraldica.org/topics/orders/wom-kn.htm

The armigers?
http://www.adrianempire.org/documents/agenda/2007/2007Nov_IEW18_Prop.pdf
Loads more here;
http://www.lothene.org/women/women.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on October 28, 2012, 10:51:39 PM
I'm reminded of Terry Pratchett's 'Monstrous Regiment' where all the soldiers turned out to be women pretending to be men and hiding the fact from each other.

lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 04, 2012, 04:55:41 PM
Fangs for the memory
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9647904/Buried-with-a-stake-through-a-heart-the-medieval-vampire-burial.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 04, 2012, 04:57:02 PM
Richard III had a girlfriend
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9643444/Hunt-for-Richard-III-womans-skeleton-found-by-archaeologists.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 12, 2012, 06:36:46 PM
Fake "medieval" stained glass
http://www.medievalists.net/2012/11/12/the-fake-medieval-images-in-canterbury-cathedral/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 30, 2012, 10:04:56 AM
Fangs for the......
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2154837/Vampire-skeletons-unearthed-Bulgaria-iron-stakes-plunged-chests.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on December 30, 2012, 12:38:29 PM
Viking troop carrier coming to the British Museum...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/dec/27/viking-ship-roskilde-british-museum
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 30, 2012, 02:21:01 PM
That'll be worth going to see!

cheers

James
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on December 31, 2012, 09:21:47 AM
Viking troop carrier coming to the British Museum...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/dec/27/viking-ship-roskilde-british-museum

Hopefully it'll inspire a 'proper' medieval exhibition, they have so much more stuff in storage  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on December 31, 2012, 05:04:21 PM
Ooh! I am looking forward to seeing this when it hits the BM. As mentioned by others above, I hope it turns into a full-on exhibition like the Hadrian and Qing ones from a few years back.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 02, 2013, 06:18:43 PM
Guédelon, A 13th century castle being built in france using the tools and methods of the time
http://www.guedelon.fr/index.php?lg=en
it´s got a lot further since I last looked
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on January 03, 2013, 05:00:38 AM
Pretty cool
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 05, 2013, 07:07:39 PM
A video about Armour..how flexible and light it was.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on January 09, 2013, 01:00:08 PM
That looks excellent from the few minutes I was able to watch, I do like that he makes the point early, that not everyone depicted in armour was a knight.

Thanks for sharing that Paul... now to find the time to watch all of it...  :-I

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Pentaro on January 09, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
A video about Armour..how flexible and light it was.

That was fun, thanks.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 10, 2013, 07:29:31 PM
That looks excellent from the few minutes I was able to watch, I do like that he makes the point early, that not everyone depicted in armour was a knight.

Thanks for sharing that Paul... now to find the time to watch all of it...  :-I


It´s definately worth watching. There´s a couple of funny bits in it..like the suit of reconstructed armour that looks like it needs to go to the toilet.
The 1920´s film of someone actually wearing Henry VIII´s armour and showing how flexible it is and one of the presenters colleagues who sprints in full armour. The video shows how advanced the art of armour making was.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: max on January 12, 2013, 02:42:45 PM
I saw a video showing men rolling, getting up and crossing barriers with full suits of plate armour on. One person said it was slightly top heavy, but even so the armour makers knew what they were doing.
Thanks for sharing BTW Paul.  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 12, 2013, 06:10:06 PM
Viking women´s social status underestimated ?
http://sciencenordic.com/don%E2%80%99t-underestimate-viking-women
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 14, 2013, 08:33:50 PM
What colour hair did people have in the medieval period?
http://www.medievalists.net/2013/01/14/new-dna-test-can-determine-eye-and-hair-colour-for-people-who-lived-in-the-middle-ages/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 14, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
The visions of St. Francis.
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2013/01/14/130114crbo_books_acocella?currentPage=all

While preaching, he often would dance, weep, make animal sounds, strip to his underwear, or play the zither. His black eyes sparkled. Many people regarded him as mad, or dangerous. They threw dirt at him. Women locked themselves in their houses
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 15, 2013, 06:04:58 PM
Not really news abóut medieval events etc from way back  but an article about how people in spain are using abandoned medieval villiges and using them as Eco-Villages..
http://www.trueactivist.com/gab_gallery/medieval-spanish-ghost-town-becomes-self-sufficient-ecovillage/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on January 15, 2013, 07:37:17 PM
Not really news abóut medieval events etc from way back  but an article about how people in spain are using abandoned medieval villiges and using them as Eco-Villages..
http://www.trueactivist.com/gab_gallery/medieval-spanish-ghost-town-becomes-self-sufficient-ecovillage/
Fascinating. That would fit very well for a SCW terrain. :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 15, 2013, 09:06:19 PM
 They saythere´s over 3000 other similar abandoned villages in spain. I wonder if they have to pay land rates or some sort of land tax? I like the idea of being the major of a medieval village  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 17, 2013, 08:25:10 PM
 The battle of Hastings. Caldbec Hill, Crowhurst or battle Abbey...?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9797985/One-in-the-eye-for-history-experts-still-fighting-over-the-site-of-the-Battle-of-Hastings.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Suber on January 18, 2013, 11:31:33 AM
They saythere´s over 3000 other similar abandoned villages in spain. I wonder if they have to pay land rates or some sort of land tax? I like the idea of being the major of a medieval village  :D

As a matter of fact there are a number of abandoned or almost abandoned small villages in which land rates are extremely low or, in certain cases, even free, as majors try to encourage people to settle with families and children.
Eco-tourism is on the rise as a sort of cheaper alternative to the classic beach-tourism concept, with trekking or castle routes. I've done these things and it's quite surprising, specially for all of us who are accustomed to cities.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 18, 2013, 04:04:53 PM
I reckon I´m a bit too old for moving and trying to build a house but it does look very attractive.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on January 20, 2013, 07:18:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91pBFyLWIx4

Not so much so for pueblos like the one shown, but many of the abandoned farms you see dotted about the landscape, are a result of crippling inheritance duties. If they are unoccupied, then less or no duty (I forget which) is payable. People get left a family farm and then can't afford to take it on, or make it work (due to their being no viable cash crop, except olives)... so it deteriorates and eventually is reduced to rubble.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Timbor on January 21, 2013, 04:46:56 PM
Gamma-ray burst 'hit Earth in 8th Century'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21082617

Kinda neat... all those folks writing their own SAGA were blasted with a slightly higher than usual dose of radiation.  ;)
Title: Richard III conclusion Monday 4 February
Post by: Stuart on January 29, 2013, 08:02:20 PM
Monday 4th February 2013

10am
 Leicester University Press Conference to reveal the results of a series of scientific investigations into human remains – which are possibly those of
King Richard III.
 
9pm
 Channel Four documentary The King in the Car Park the full inside story of the hunt for Richard III
 
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 31, 2013, 06:58:18 PM

20-bizarre-examples-of-medieval-marginalia
http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/20-bizarre-examples-of-medieval-marginalia-1opu
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on January 31, 2013, 10:38:24 PM
20-bizarre-examples-of-medieval-marginalia

There are also some strange porn things in the margins of the Bayeux tapestry …but hidden by card boards at children height in the Museum in Bayeux (Normandy)
(http://www.argad-bzh.fr/heb/nus-bayeux.jpg)

….And who could explain to me why king Arthur ("Rex Arturus") would ride a goat and be surrounded with frightened cats ? (I think it's in Otrante cathedral, 12th Century)
(http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/14/79/97/63/rex_ar10.jpg)
…Well, I own two cats and a few goats, and they react exactly as on the picture when they face each other… lol but I am not a king, and I don't ride my goats.

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hildred Castaigne on January 31, 2013, 11:19:44 PM
….And who could explain to me why king Arthur ("Rex Arturus") would ride a goat and be surrounded with frightened cats ? (I think it's in Otrante cathedral, 12th Century)
(http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/14/79/97/63/rex_ar10.jpg)
…Well, I own two cats and a few goats, and they react exactly as on the picture when they face each other… lol but I am not a king, and I don't ride my goats.
I would like to think that this picture is an example of Medieval stoner humour.
King Arthur, after doing loads of pills, believes he is riding through the woods on the back of a goat waving at people.

In fact he is riding on Guinevere's back and throwing his shoes at the peasants!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 01, 2013, 06:12:08 PM
16th century "cat Bomb"
(http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2013/01/Rocket-Cat.jpg)
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/do-not-try-to-recreate-this-16th-century-german-cat-bomb-at-home/272458/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Gibby on February 04, 2013, 10:48:08 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

Beyond reasonable doubt, the remains are that of King Richard III. Exciting!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 04, 2013, 11:53:16 AM
Awesome, just need to 'Jurassic Park' his DNA now and use him to get royalty back on track!  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: joroas on February 04, 2013, 12:09:49 PM
Quote
Awesome, just need to 'Jurassic Park' his DNA now and use him to get royalty back on track! 

Ragardless of what you think of Henry VII, Richard III did steal the throne from his nephew, who mysteriously vanished.......   :o
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 04, 2013, 06:38:02 PM
Ragardless of what you think of Henry VII, Richard III did steal the throne from his nephew, who mysteriously vanished.......   :o

There is (real) evidence to support that Edward IV was illegitimate and that George and then Richard where the only sons of the Duke of York. Richard supposedly covered the scandal up to protect his Mom, with the whole "Edward was betrothed, so couldn't marry the  Woodville, therefore his kids are illegitimate", schtick.

 ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Welf VIII. on February 04, 2013, 08:28:58 PM
Ragardless of what you think of Henry VII, Richard III did steal the throne from his nephew, who mysteriously vanished.......   :o

It is quite possible that the marriage between Edward IV and Elisabeth Woodville wasn't legal. If so he had to interfere - especially as not interfering would have led to his and his familie's destruction through the ever-ambitious Woodville clan. Lasnnisters and Geoffrey Baratheon looming at the gates. That the Tudor writers altered the name of the woman to which Edward was said to have had a pre-contract and the fact that Henry Tudor, whose only legal claim to the throne came through Edward's daughter tried to destroy the evidence of the Titulus Regus shows that there was some truth behind it.

As for his nephews, I doubt that he murdered them, Richard III had a tendency to underestimate his enemies, which eventually did cost him the throne.

And let's not forget in his parliament of 1484 he made some fine legislation for the common people from which we are still benefiting today.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hildred Castaigne on February 04, 2013, 09:21:33 PM
Has there been any talk of the funeral?
A really big wake seems in order.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: joroas on February 04, 2013, 09:25:57 PM
An internment at Leicester Cathedral, I am not sure how big this will be.....
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Gibby on February 04, 2013, 09:28:56 PM
Leicester's not far from me. May go see the exhibit of they do one.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hildred Castaigne on February 04, 2013, 09:35:47 PM
An internment at Leicester Cathedral, I am not sure how big this will be.....
That is fair enough.
But I have heard some folks calling for a state funeral!
So there's hope!  lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on February 04, 2013, 09:45:21 PM
Ether way, who ever gets to go. Should take pictures.  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 05, 2013, 10:42:01 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rO69xkpHiG0/URDhu6IfAmI/AAAAAAAAM3s/wmmJgfB0-J0/s409/riii.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on February 05, 2013, 10:43:30 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rO69xkpHiG0/URDhu6IfAmI/AAAAAAAAM3s/wmmJgfB0-J0/s409/riii.jpg)
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!  lol
My god that is funny.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 05, 2013, 05:24:37 PM
Apparently the hunt is now on for Alfred the Great... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/shortcuts/2013/feb/05/will-dig-up-alfred-the-great

I thought they found him some time ago...

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kRF6AbuDdzc/URE_wEn0zJI/AAAAAAAAM4Q/ioIkmGzCQsI/s640/alfred.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hildred Castaigne on February 05, 2013, 06:29:47 PM
Apparently the hunt is now on for Alfred the Great... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/shortcuts/2013/feb/05/will-dig-up-alfred-the-great

I thought they found him some time ago...
They have started now, so they might as well dig up all the monarchs.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 11, 2013, 08:08:57 PM
(http://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/king-Richard-III-hide-and-seek-world-record-holder.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Blue in vt on February 11, 2013, 08:29:55 PM
 ;D :D :)

Did you see the Perry Brothers new mini?

(http://www.perry-miniatures.com/images/wr/Return_of_the_king.jpg)

 lol lol

Blue
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 11, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
Maybe... http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=50413.0  ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 12, 2013, 04:15:42 PM
The British Library aims to digitise its 25,000 medieval manuscripts, so readers around the world can see them
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9b655e8e-70bd-11e2-85d0-00144feab49a.html#slide0

and they´ve got a blog
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 12, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
and I don´t know wether this one´s been shown before..a medieval castel being built in the USA
http://www.ozarkmedievalfortress.com/en-us/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on February 12, 2013, 04:30:01 PM
and I don´t know wether this one´s been shown before..a medieval castel being built in the USA
http://www.ozarkmedievalfortress.com/en-us/
It is closed I believe ?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2013, 03:21:15 PM
Medieval practice of Prisoner taking and ransoms, something to be consider in wargames rules?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21168437
One soldier claimed to have been taken prisoner 17 times, says historian Dr Remy Ambuhl.
Either he was unlucky or clever.  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on February 24, 2013, 03:35:24 PM

Apparently ransom was a lot more common then originally thought.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21168437
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on February 24, 2013, 03:37:00 PM
Medieval practice of Prisoner taking and ransoms, something to be consider in wargames rules?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21168437
One soldier claimed to have been taken prisoner 17 times, says historian Dr Remy Ambuhl.
Either he was unlucky or clever.  :)
Oops some one beat me to it. :P
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2013, 04:12:48 PM
Oops some one beat me to it. :P
;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 24, 2013, 04:53:42 PM
It was very common, for the typical medieval 'knight', death on the battlefield was far less likely than for the average soldier. It is believed that one of the factors which persuaded Henry V to fight at Agincourt, was that if he lost, the ransoms would bankrupt England... he'd already virtually emptied the coffers to finance the campaign in the first place.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2013, 06:28:56 PM
That the kniggits would be spared is known but it appears that nearly everyone had some sort of insurance in case they got caught.
I´ve got a picture now of the run of the mill battles being less hack and slash and a bit more "don´t damage the goods" or "don´t bash me head in..I´m worth at least 20 quid alive!!"  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on February 24, 2013, 08:31:44 PM
Medieval practice of Prisoner taking and ransoms, something to be consider in wargames rules?
We often do this in our games when a player thinks that a situation is desperate. It is not precisely described in our rules but it's an option, we do a simple morale test for it.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on February 26, 2013, 08:47:11 PM
That and the tourneys is how William Marshall made his fortune - there was a heck of a lot of this going on. Most knights were after one of two things - land or money.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on February 27, 2013, 01:14:25 PM
Both I should imagine, they didn't tend to do things by halves..
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 28, 2013, 07:23:21 PM
Richard the Lionheart wasn´t killed by a poisoned arrow...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21609783
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Franz_Josef on February 28, 2013, 11:45:47 PM
I had never heard that the arrow was poisoned - only that the wound had turned septicm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: commissarmoody on March 01, 2013, 01:50:01 AM
I had never heard that the arrow was poisoned - only that the wound had turned septicm
Yeah same here.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 01, 2013, 04:25:16 PM
Yeah same here.
It probably came from the belief that they (archers etc) used to smear the arrow/bolt heads in human excrement
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on March 02, 2013, 08:40:58 AM
Well the practice of sticking arrows in the ground for ease of use wouldn't have been much different, not withstanding that clothing fibres driven into the wound and lack of basic hygiene in general, could all contribute to making most projectiles a death sentence of one form or another. If that wasn't enough, having some surgeon's grubby hands and tools poking around wouldn't help either.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on March 02, 2013, 01:51:55 PM
Yeah same here.

I've come across it in secondary sources, but cannot recall ever seeing it in a primary account. Also it is a crossbow bolt that is cited, rather than an arrow, and was loosed from behind battlements.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 07, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
500-year-old arrest warrant for Machiavelli discovered
http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/machiavelli-the-prince-still-relevant-after-all-these-years/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 07, 2013, 08:03:55 PM
oldest conserved human dissection  - 13th century
http://www.termedia.pl/A-glimpse-into-the-early-origins-of-medieval-anatomy-through-the-oldest-conserved-human-dissection-Western-Europe-13th-c-A-D-,19,20265,1,1.html

(http://www.medievalists.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/medievalanatomy.jpeg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hildred Castaigne on March 07, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
500-year-old arrest warrant for Machiavelli discovered
http://www.bu.edu/today/2013/machiavelli-the-prince-still-relevant-after-all-these-years/
Eh? That has nought to do with an arrest warrant.
It is just some people talking about The Prince.  lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on March 07, 2013, 09:28:43 PM
(http://www.medievalists.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/medievalanatomy.jpeg)
I feel very unhappy to look at this picture… :'(

This guy looks like what I feel when I must go to the dentist. :-I
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on March 07, 2013, 09:30:20 PM
Ooops wrong modify/quote selection and unable to delete second message!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 08, 2013, 04:23:03 PM
Eh? That has nought to do with an arrest warrant.
It is just some people talking about The Prince.  lol
Bizzare.. :?
the link did contain the arrest warrant story...never mind..here it is again  :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21470077
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 10, 2013, 04:41:25 PM
Determine the future sex of an unborn child with powdered hare
http://livingthehistoryelizabethchadwick.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/todays-research-snippet-boy-or-girl.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 11, 2013, 02:11:24 PM
Interpreting Warfare and Knighthood in Late Medieval France: Writers and Their Sources in the Reign of King Charles VI (1380-1422)
In PDF form, 270 plus sides on Holy war and selfdefence as "just war" discipline, wages etc
http://www.thesis.bilkent.edu.tr/0005061.pdf
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 13, 2013, 04:24:53 PM
The fairy tale life of queen Aelfthryth
http://saintssistersandsluts.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/aelfthryth-queen-of-england/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 18, 2013, 02:58:37 PM
It was very common, for the typical medieval 'knight', death on the battlefield was far less likely than for the average soldier. It is believed that one of the factors which persuaded Henry V to fight at Agincourt, was that if he lost, the ransoms would bankrupt England... he'd already virtually emptied the coffers to finance the campaign in the first place.

Very interesting.... Do you have a primary source for that mate (the reason Henry V may have stood and fought at Agincourt that is)?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on March 18, 2013, 05:20:18 PM
Very interesting.... Do you have a primary source for that mate (the reason Henry V may have stood and fought at Agincourt that is)?

Darrell.

Well there won't be a primary source, as Henry was hardly going to set down any reasoning which didn't include his divine right to be King of France, and that the victory was therefore assured by God...

The perilous state of royal finances is more easily found in secondary sources however;

Curry, A., (2008) The military ordinances of Henry V: texts and contexts, in Given - Wilson, Kettle and Scales (eds), War, Government and Aristocracy, pp. 214‐49.
Mortimer, I (2010) 1415: Henry's Year of Glory.
Given-Wilson, C., (1986) The Royal Household and the King’s Affinity: Service, Politics and Finance in England 1360 -1413.
Newell, R.A. (1921) The War Finances of Henry V and the Duke of Bedford, English Historical Review XXXVI(CXLII): 172-198.

In short, Henry's income for the year 1415 was in the region of £60,000. Once his household, the pay of the existing garrisons in England and Calais, and the actual campaign costs (c. £75,000) were subtracted, he was in the red by £55,000 at the end of the year. Bear in mind that much of his income didn't appear until after harvests were collected, so at one point he was possibly looking at debts of £100,000. Throughout his reign he was to default on between 2-6% of his domestic loans and around 35% of his foreign ones.

Having already borrowed to the hilt for the campaign, where would the money have come from to pay his ransom? Money had been loaned by, or was was owed to, his chief nobles, who in the event of their capture, would also have expected reimbursement to pay part of their ransoms too. Surrender was really not an option.

It's also a fairly common assumption that the preponderance of archers in the army was largely because they gave best value for money. You could get 2-3 archers for the cost of a man at arms and if you were planning to conquer, garrisons largely composed of archers were far less expensive than ones with the more-usual archers to men at arms ratio. This trend was to continue until the end, even to the point of paying a new class of 'dismounted men at arms' in garrisons, to save the 4d extra a mounted one was expected to be paid.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 23, 2013, 01:22:35 PM
Another medieval skelly found under a car park....
http://edinburghcentre.org/news/ECCI-Knight-News-Storm

I like the "Play to the audience" comment from the Archeologist on the vid on the next link
"if he was a Knight, he would have had to have been quite a big chap to wear all that armour"
http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/magazine/217532-medieval-knight-discovered-buried-in-edinburgh-car-park/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 30, 2013, 09:47:16 AM
A new look at the life and Trial of Joan of Arc..´The most damming Charge against her was apparently one of transgressing gender rules..
http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/pi/article/view/1604
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 04, 2013, 05:04:34 PM
Which king next..the hunt for King Stephen
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentish_gazette/news/2013/march/9/king_stephen.aspx
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on April 04, 2013, 09:03:51 PM
Which king next..the hunt for King Stephen
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentish_gazette/news/2013/march/9/king_stephen.aspx
I never thought that the Reformation did cause so many English kings to disappear!  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 09, 2013, 08:33:38 AM
Nice "Little" Thesis on the welsh soldier 1283-1422
http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/169897/1.hasCoversheetVersion/AJChapman_ethesis.pdf
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on April 11, 2013, 10:56:58 AM
Well there won't be a primary source, as Henry was hardly going to set down any reasoning which didn't include his divine right to be King of France, and that the victory was therefore assured by God...

The perilous state of royal finances is more easily found in secondary sources however;

Curry, A., (2008) The military ordinances of Henry V: texts and contexts, in Given - Wilson, Kettle and Scales (eds), War, Government and Aristocracy, pp. 214‐49.
Mortimer, I (2010) 1415: Henry's Year of Glory.
Given-Wilson, C., (1986) The Royal Household and the King’s Affinity: Service, Politics and Finance in England 1360 -1413.
Newell, R.A. (1921) The War Finances of Henry V and the Duke of Bedford, English Historical Review XXXVI(CXLII): 172-198.

In short, Henry's income for the year 1415 was in the region of £60,000. Once his household, the pay of the existing garrisons in England and Calais, and the actual campaign costs (c. £75,000) were subtracted, he was in the red by £55,000 at the end of the year. Bear in mind that much of his income didn't appear until after harvests were collected, so at one point he was possibly looking at debts of £100,000. Throughout his reign he was to default on between 2-6% of his domestic loans and around 35% of his foreign ones.

Having already borrowed to the hilt for the campaign, where would the money have come from to pay his ransom? Money had been loaned by, or was was owed to, his chief nobles, who in the event of their capture, would also have expected reimbursement to pay part of their ransoms too. Surrender was really not an option.

It's also a fairly common assumption that the preponderance of archers in the army was largely because they gave best value for money. You could get 2-3 archers for the cost of a man at arms and if you were planning to conquer, garrisons largely composed of archers were far less expensive than ones with the more-usual archers to men at arms ratio. This trend was to continue until the end, even to the point of paying a new class of 'dismounted men at arms' in garrisons, to save the 4d extra a mounted one was expected to be paid.

Thanks mate. Apologies for not bookmarking the thread, a slight oversight on my part.

I have to admit to having actually read none of the above, which for me is a bit of an embarrassment as I usually keep up with everything that Anne Curry writes. (She has some very usefull insights pertaining to Agincourt which include a much smaller French army taking to the field than most authors/historians would have us believe- in short she's a very interesting historian!).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on April 12, 2013, 09:08:58 AM
No apology required... I don't tend to bookmark threads either.  :)

I have to also admit only knowing about them because I was required to read them a while back, although, as you say Anne Curry is always on top of her game.

Medieval army numbers are really difficult to pin down. It was very common to raise troops for an army, especially on the continent, just to have them available for the menial tasks like digging and siege work.

The later Francs-Archers became synonymous with the expression 'Francs-Taupins' ('Free Moles' or 'Free Beetles', depending on who you believe), although they were originally different entities. The militias in Italy, with the exception of the 'select' ones like Milan and Venice, had also become a means of just raising labourers for the same tasks by the mid-fifteenth century.   

All of these 'non-soldiers', along with the camp followers, servants and whatever else, were probably numbered amongst 'armies', hugely inflating their numbers to the casual observer and his readers, who most likely understood the same conventions. Later generations though, like us, tend to be more literal and we take 'an army of x thousand men' as meaning just that. 

Nevertheless, Henry's victory was still an achievement and very much against the odds... just perhaps not as much as it's been 'bigged-up' over the centuries.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on April 12, 2013, 09:49:42 AM
the casual observer and his readers, who most likely understood the same conventions. Later generations though, like us, tend to be more literal and we take 'an army of x thousand men' as meaning just that.
Yes. In our modern times, if an observer says that a political demonstration brought 10,000 people in the street in France, it could mean that there was 5,000 people (if the observer is one of the organisers) or 15,000 people (if the observer is a police officer). And we understand this convention. lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 12, 2013, 11:15:53 AM
Yes. In our modern times, if an observer says that a political demonstration brought 10,000 people in the street in France, it could mean that there was 5,000 people (if the observer is one of the organisers) or 15,000 people (if the observer is a police officer). And we understand this convention. lol
lol lol lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on April 12, 2013, 12:15:49 PM
No apology required... I don't tend to bookmark threads either.  :)

Quite. Sometimes threads have a habit of digressing.... like this one  ;) lol.

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I have to also admit only knowing about them because I was required to read them a while back, although, as you say Anne Curry is always on top of her game. Medieval army numbers are really difficult to pin down. It was very common to raise troops for an army, especially on the continent, just to have them available for the menial tasks like digging and siege work.[/ quote]

 I think that Anne  Curry really pinned down what is a likely approximation of the numbers of French at Agincourt.  Her book, Agincourt, A new History goes to great lengths to place the main French protagonists where they were at particular points in the campaign (in as far as that is possible) and it does seem, to me, that she makes some very good points on just how many soldiers it was possible to get to that little village on  Friday 25th of  October 1415.

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The later Francs-Archers became synonymous with the expression 'Francs-Taupins' ('Free Moles' or 'Free Beetles', depending on who you believe), although they were originally different entities. The militias in Italy, with the exception of the 'select' ones like Milan and Venice, had also become a means of just raising labourers for the same tasks by the mid-fifteenth century.

Indeed, I concur. The term Franks Archers may be one of the most misunderstood terms in Late Medieval history as it meant very different things at different times.

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All of these 'non-soldiers', along with the camp followers, servants and whatever else, were probably numbered amongst 'armies', hugely inflating their numbers to the casual observer and his readers, who most likely understood the same conventions. Later generations though, like us, tend to be more literal and we take 'an army of x thousand men' as meaning just that.

Froissart, the master of exaggeration is a prime example of this.  Though it has to be born in mind that he was using literary convention not unfamiliar for the 'period'

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Nevertheless, Henry's victory was still an achievement and very much against the odds... just perhaps not as much as it's been 'bigged-up' over the centuries.

Indeed. A triumph against the odds it was. Just that the odds weren't as large as most Medieval military historians would have us believe. This is especially exemplified in the work of the modern author, Juliet Barker.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on April 12, 2013, 12:27:00 PM
Yes. In our modern times, if an observer says that a political demonstration brought 10,000 people in the street in France, it could mean that there was 5,000 people (if the observer is one of the organisers) or 15,000 people (if the observer is a police officer). And we understand this convention. lol

Perspective...

The Organisers see those who form their followers = 5,000 people.
Some of those followers have bought a friend, as they plan on going to a club later = 2,000 people

8,000 people are there trying to get on the TV cameras, take photos for their blog or Facebook, or just curious to see why there are so many people here.

The Police see anyone not in uniform as being trouble = 15,000 people.

;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 12, 2013, 03:54:59 PM
 recreated miniature version of the Bayeux Tapestry ..only took 10.000 hours!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4rDO25TeyM

The Video gets a bit repetetive...News Report with pics here
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305699/History-fanatic-spends-18-YEARS-hand-stitching-version-Bayeux-Tapestry-40ft-long.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 15, 2013, 11:41:32 AM
Bathing in the middle Ages
http://www.medievalists.net/2013/04/13/did-people-in-the-middle-ages-take-baths/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 16, 2013, 04:05:48 PM

Stepmothers as Villains: the dark side of Medieval Motherhood (download)
Contains nice Little dittys like;
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Jehu has Jezebel thrown from her tower for her sins and she dies crushed by horses and eaten by dogs
http://www.academia.edu/522310/Stepmothers_as_Villains_the_dark_side_of_Medieval_Motherhood
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 17, 2013, 07:01:19 PM
If they reckon it´s a black death burial ground, shouldn´t they wear protective gear
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/14th-century-burial-ground-discovered-in-london#.UW7xHPbwDwo
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on April 30, 2013, 04:26:01 PM
You would think so... I know that when they move cemeteries with 'cholera' era (19th Century) burials they gear up. That's usually due to the potential presence of metal caskets though, which can seal in all sorts of nasty stuff.

It's a risky business though: http://www.crai-ky.com/education/reports-cem-hazards.html 
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on May 01, 2013, 10:15:45 AM
Makes pretty grim reading.. the warning about disturbing Images is a bit OTP, unless I´ve missed on of the links.
I knew someone who was part of a Team clearing a victorian era graveyard. He said they found quite a few sealed lead coffins. They had a Special plastic trough that theý put the lead coffins into so that the coffin was leant at an angle, foot end down, then they´d use a drill to make a hole in the bottom and another at the top to let the "liquids" drain out before the lid could be cut off with an angle grinder. Wether this was 100% true I don´t know but everyday he came back from work with loads of bits and pieces that the archeologists had "missed"
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on May 01, 2013, 11:46:02 AM
I would like to think it was done with a bit more respect myself, but it's probably not far off the mark. Most companies begrudge the time spent on archaeology during development, so who knows?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on May 01, 2013, 12:18:06 PM
I would like to think it was done with a bit more respect myself, but it's probably not far off the mark. Most companies begrudge the time spent on archaeology during development, so who knows?

I used to work at Durham Cathedral and I certainly concur with the statement above!!  :-X

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on May 04, 2013, 08:02:15 AM
The archaeologists will show respect, but the building contractors want them and what they find out of the way as soon as possible - time is money after all  :-[

I have been involved in quite a few excavations, but not any rescue archaeology, so I have never had any time constraints put on me. All bones found have always been handled with extreme reverence and care from what I have observed and done myself.

I have not come across any sealed lead coffins though, but I imagine that the fluid contained within could be extremely noxious and not pleasant to be around, especially if the person died of something nasty. I can understand drilling the holes to let it drain out to stop conservators and other experts being poisoned in any way - health and safety being paramount in these instances.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on June 03, 2013, 05:27:07 PM
Robert the Bruce letter to Edward I  found
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-22734279
but of course the telegraph puts a "mild" slant on the Content
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10092461/Robert-the-Bruce-begged-English-for-peace-letter-shows.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on June 23, 2013, 12:04:45 PM
First medieval Comic?
http://www.enluminures.culture.fr/documentation/enlumine/fr/BM/dijon_035-01.htm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: max on June 24, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
Nice find Paul. I like the one with the enourmous B on it, i should have done that during my exams, might have got extra points for humour  ;D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: painterman on June 25, 2013, 08:55:26 PM
Archeological finds on Bannockburn battle site.

More info from the Scotsman website. http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/hundreds-in-bid-to-find-battle-of-bannockburn-site-1-2974187#.UcnEIbOd_rQ.facebook

Programme planned for BBC TV in Spring 2014...  :)

Text reads:
Hundreds of volunteers have taken part in an archaeological effort to find the exact location of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Stirling residents turned out in force for the “big dig” over the weekend, exactly one year ahead the 700th anniversary of the decisive battle in Scotland’s medieval wars of independence

Five families lent their back gardens to the project yesterday as test pits, allowing a search for objects lost during or after the fighting in previously uncovered areas.

The battle took place over two days on 23-24 June 1314 but its exact location is disputed by historians and archaeologists.

Evidence

David McAllister, director of the Battle of Bannockburn Project, said: “Community outreach is an integral part of the project and the turnout of volunteers was excellent.

“Historians and archaeologists often have conflicting views as to where parts of the battle took place, and we hope that this work will bring new evidence to life. Our aim is to tell the story of the Battle of Bannockburn as accurately as possible at the new visitor centre opening in 2014.”

The dig is part of an on-going project by the National Trust for Scotland in association with Glasgow University’s Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, Stirling Council, GUARD Archaeology Ltd and BBC Scotland.

Part of the dig was filmed for a two-part BBC Scotland series presented by “Two Men in a Trech” documentary makers Neil Oliver and Dr Tony Pollard, due for release in spring 2014.

Mr Oliver said: “This has to be one of the most potentially exciting archaeological digs in Scotland that there has ever been.”
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on June 28, 2013, 07:13:23 AM
Thanks Simon for posting the bannockburn link.
The more I Research this battle the more conflicting views I unearth, not only in numbers of troops both sides, but things like who did what and when, who died how and when, who was captured or killed.
I thought when I started it was such an important and therefore well covered battle that it would be easy to find definate info..how wrong I was  :-[
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 01, 2013, 04:34:01 PM
Medieval feces shows Crusaders struggled with worms and Hygiene
http://news.yahoo.com/medieval-feces-shows-crusaders-struggled-worms-hygiene-141534352.html

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879981713000405
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 01, 2013, 04:38:26 PM
and a new  medieval Castle and town.....complete in about 40 years time
http://www.thelocal.de/society/20130625-50493.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 07, 2013, 09:17:51 AM
Bread in the medieval period, recipes and the St Anthony´s Fire
http://www.medievalists.net/2013/07/04/bread-in-the-middle-ages/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on July 07, 2013, 09:40:49 AM
Going off at a total tangent, re St Anthony's fire - Brian Callison wrote a book back in 1980 called "The Auriga Madness". The story was about a merchant ship's crew who are going mad, some of them homicidally, due to ergot poisoning. A good read and worth buying if you come across it in a charity shop.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 07, 2013, 03:26:19 PM
Going off at a total tangent, re St Anthony's fire - Brian Callison wrote a book back in 1980 called "The Auriga Madness". The story was about a merchant ship's crew who are going mad, some of them homicidally, due to ergot poisoning. A good read and worth buying if you come across it in a charity shop.
Sounds a good read, found a copy for €0. 24
http://www.amazon.de/The-Auriga-Madness-Brian-Callison/dp/0006163866
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 07, 2013, 03:30:53 PM
Angelo Murray in the 12th century
http://academia.edu/233849/Lake_R._J._2009_._Real_Tennis_and_the_Civilising_Process._Sport_in_History_29_4_553-576
Played without Rackets and with hard balls (oooer! Madam  :D)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Medieval_Tennis.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on July 07, 2013, 03:44:20 PM
I didn't know this picture. Interesting. They played in underpants.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on July 07, 2013, 04:32:48 PM
I like the fact that they had mood music provided by a trio situated in a cellar under the court.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 07, 2013, 06:03:19 PM
I didn't know this picture. Interesting. They played in underpants.
It was probably the quickest way of retrieving their balls
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 08, 2013, 05:15:16 PM
Medieval ruins discovered in Somerset
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jul/08/medieval-ruins-discovered-somerset
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 11, 2013, 06:02:52 PM
13th century Harness  with gilt, copper-alloy shields, and heraldic symbols.
http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/rubicons-best-find/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 14, 2013, 03:42:24 PM
Top five (late) medieval insults /Slogans for revolting peasants
http://blog.oup.com/2013/05/five-common-insults-slogans-medieval-rebels-flanders/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on July 14, 2013, 04:45:06 PM
As insults go somewhat tame, I hear worse from the local toe rags chatting with their friends on their mobiles. Though I do like the liver eater insult.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 14, 2013, 06:39:18 PM
They are a bit tame...the chicken one isn´t really much of an Insult, more of a metaphor.
I´ve found a list of swear words for naughty Knights
http://knighttimes.webs.com/insults.htm
Rump-fed  is a good one but Spurgalled is my favourite
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on July 14, 2013, 06:52:17 PM
My school boy level of crudity immediately drew me to "A Dog's Butt In Your Face"
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Gibby on July 14, 2013, 07:22:38 PM
"I sh*t on you" is a fairly good one I think. It's fairly abrupt and to the point; like a good insult should be.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 18, 2013, 06:29:33 AM
Vampires in Poland
http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/141129,Vampire-graveyard-found-in-Poland
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on July 18, 2013, 07:53:30 AM
We hear of such Estern European vampire graves sometimes.

In that case, "Poland" yes but it would be interesting to know what was the cultural background when these "vampires" were buried. Silesia was German.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on July 18, 2013, 04:26:54 PM
My favourite one about "Vampire" burials is the one near Venice
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/4959363/Mediaeval-vampire-skull-found-in-near-Venice.html
Maybe that´s where the Phrase "to go chew on a brick" Comes from.... lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 01, 2013, 01:32:27 PM
Medieval Islamic world robbery methods or how a live tortoise can become accessory to a burglary
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/07/islams-medieval-underworld/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 04, 2013, 09:56:23 AM
Bu**ery and incest in the 13th century. What you could do and with whom all controlled by Canon law.
http://www.academia.edu/1851939/Worse_than_buggery_Incest_discourses_in_the_12th_and_13th_centuries
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 04, 2013, 10:01:09 AM
The norman conquest of sicily 1061-1072
It examines the composition of the Norman and Muslim armies, in terms not only of numbers but also of the ration of cavalry, infantry and auxiliary Units, fighting tactics in the field
http://wih.sagepub.com/content/17/4/381.full.pdf+html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 06, 2013, 09:14:57 AM
Further news on the 'King Alfred' exhumation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23529567
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on August 06, 2013, 11:07:37 AM
The norman conquest of sicily 1061-1072
It examines the composition of the Norman and Muslim armies, in terms not only of numbers but also of the ration of cavalry, infantry and auxiliary Units, fighting tactics in the field
http://wih.sagepub.com/content/17/4/381.full.pdf+html
This is interesting, thank you.

Further news on the 'King Alfred' exhumation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23529567
If they continue to exhumate old kings, while the Royal family is still busy making new ones, they will have too many kings in the UK!? :D lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 07, 2013, 06:56:39 AM
1100 grave Stone found in Garage sale
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2375017/Anglo-Saxon-gravestone-garage.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2013, 01:15:16 PM
 >:( >:( The thieving gits should be hung up in gibbets!! >:( >:(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23689523
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 14, 2013, 03:00:24 PM
>:( >:( The thieving gits should be hung up in gibbets!! >:( >:(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23689523

Agreed!

They really know not what they have done!!!  >:( >:( >:(

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: max on August 14, 2013, 04:38:57 PM
Hanging is too kind. Hung, drawn and quartered is more appropriate  >:(
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 14, 2013, 05:13:05 PM
Badgers make good

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/badger-discovers-medieval-tomb-in-germany-a-916305.html (http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/badger-discovers-medieval-tomb-in-germany-a-916305.html)

I know in this country (the UK), field-walkers seek out molehills on protected sites that can't be dug.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2013, 07:44:15 PM
I was wondering where brock had run off too.  :)


I know in this country (the UK), field-walkers seek out molehills on protected sites that can't be dug.
Years ago I worked on an archeological dig in the UK. During the dinner break I went for a wander in the nearby Woods and found, in the Spill from a  rabbit hole,  a 14th century coin. Like any good Person I left it where it was and reported it to the dig leader. For the next week they took a Team who dug out a huge square of the woodland..and found bugger all.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 14, 2013, 09:25:42 PM
Isle of Man Viking sword to star in major York exhibition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-23694990 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-23694990)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 16, 2013, 11:16:02 AM
Part of Offa's Dyke demolished

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10246591/Stretch-of-8th-century-Offas-Dyke-flattened.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 16, 2013, 11:43:28 AM
Part of Offa's Dyke demolished

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10246591/Stretch-of-8th-century-Offas-Dyke-flattened.html

Effing unbelievable!!!  >:( >:( >:(

What is next?

Darrell.

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 16, 2013, 12:38:28 PM
What is next?

With HS2 a hell of a lot more by the Looks of things.
Thing is, it seems no-one gives a toss, from planting a bloody great equestrian Arena on another sensitive leading World Heritage site  which hides loads of  archeological stuff during the olympics to this one. If Money and ignorance are involved it´ll Keep Happening. 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/london-2012/9760773/Greenwich-Park-ruined-by-London-2012-equestrian-events-campaigners-claim.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 16, 2013, 07:52:20 PM
Part of Offa's Dyke demolished

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10246591/Stretch-of-8th-century-Offas-Dyke-flattened.html

Some pics at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-23722355
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on August 17, 2013, 06:08:30 AM
I was absolutely seething when I read this story yesterday - my son was surfing and found the story in the Daily Mail online (of all sources!). What I find strange though is that the story was pulled from the site only a couple of hours later ???

What a paltry punishment for something irreplaceable - 6 months or a small fine. If that is all it takes to "make reparation" then I can see a lot more of our heritage going the same way as it is economically viable to just flatten it in the name of profit. That pyramid in South America (Peru?) getting flattened a few weeks back is a similar story about how little people care about their surroundings and heritage when money gets involved.  :-[ :(
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on August 17, 2013, 10:42:56 AM
West Stow Anglo-Saxon village reconstruction celebrates 40th anniversary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-23719124 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-23719124)
Title: Vikings Not the First to Reach the Faroe Islands
Post by: Atheling on August 21, 2013, 05:45:30 AM
Quite interesting......

http://archaeology.org/news/1228-130820-faroe-islands-vikings-migration

Cheers,
Darrell.

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2013, 06:51:39 PM
108 crusader period Gold coins found in Castle at Arsuf http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Articles/Newsletter/Pages/Large-Cache-Of-Crusader-Period-Gold-Found-Off-Israeli-Coastal-City.aspx

now that´s where I´d left them  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 26, 2013, 07:00:41 PM
108 crusader period Gold coins found in Castle at Arsuf http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Articles/Newsletter/Pages/Large-Cache-Of-Crusader-Period-Gold-Found-Off-Israeli-Coastal-City.aspx

now that´s where I´d left them  :D

Wow!

You probably have enough cash to build a real bombard not Paul  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: grant on August 27, 2013, 03:43:06 AM
Should there really be anything "news" about the Medieval Age? Wasn't it like, a looooong time ago?  :P
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 27, 2013, 11:12:46 AM
Should there really be anything "news" about the Medieval Age? Wasn't it like, a looooong time ago?  :P
:) As soon as News is News it isn´t News anymore, it´s old News, so the News that is News hasn´t happened yet which makes it no News until it becomes News which means it´s not News as soon as it becomes news.  o_o
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: grant on August 27, 2013, 12:42:41 PM
:) As soon as News is News it isn´t News anymore, it´s old News, so the News that is News hasn´t happened yet which makes it no News until it becomes News which means it´s not News as soon as it becomes news.  o_o

 lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on August 27, 2013, 12:57:29 PM
Re-opening of a "cold case" (even if it is very cold!) is news, isn't it?  :D ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 28, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
6th Century Danish Feasting Hall Unearthed!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/features/feasting-and-fighting-the-longlost-secrets-of-beowulf-8784510.html

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 28, 2013, 07:55:58 PM
6th Century Danish Feasting Hall Unearthed!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/features/feasting-and-fighting-the-longlost-secrets-of-beowulf-8784510.html

Darrell.
The pic of the overgrown Gollum getting it´s arm ripped off!!  :o
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 28, 2013, 08:06:28 PM
Re-opening of a "cold case" (even if it is very cold!) is news, isn't it?  :D ;)
Depends. If it´s a cold case then People know that it happened so they could re-open it  so it wouldn´t be News unless everyone who had been previously involved at the time it was News were all history .............
.............but on the other Hand (he puts on a  voice like pinochio from shrek) It wouldn’t be inaccurate to assume that I couldn’t exactly not say that it is or isn’t almost partially incorrect that the coldcase was on the contrary News or not News. I’m possibly more or less not definitely rejecting the idea that in no way with any amount of uncertainty that I undeniably do or do not know whether it should probably be, if that indeed wasn’t the cold case being News or not.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 28, 2013, 09:30:27 PM
The pic of the overgrown Gollum getting it´s arm ripped off!!  :o

You're just upset because it's not about to go Bang!  lol

Seriously though, the drawing is somewhat more then one might expect to illustrate an archaeological  a news article!

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on August 28, 2013, 10:08:53 PM
Anyway he is not dead yet, he will complain to his mum and ask her to come and fight Beowulf who has been cruel to him.  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 29, 2013, 06:58:55 AM
Anyway he is not dead yet, he will complain to his mum and ask her to come and fight Beowulf who has been cruel to him.  :D

 :)

Well, that's what I'd do  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 01, 2013, 03:37:56 PM
Poison ring
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/08/24/ring-found-in-bulgaria-thought-to-be-medieval-murder-weapon/
A lot of speculation though
Quote
Petronuva believes the discovery of the ring is the oldest proven case of serial murder
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Garanhir on September 02, 2013, 07:56:24 PM
Is it just me, or is the Independent website as ugly as sin?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on September 02, 2013, 10:39:55 PM
Is it just me, or is the Independent website as ugly as sin?

Is sin ugly?  :D lol lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 06, 2013, 08:40:46 AM
Henry III´s pet elephant
http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/redist/pdf/fm-06-2012.pdf

(http://streetsofsalem.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/elephant-henry-iii.jpg)Apparently it died from drinking too much red wine!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 06, 2013, 08:55:29 AM
Henry III´s pet elephant
http://www.finerollshenry3.org.uk/redist/pdf/fm-06-2012.pdf

(http://streetsofsalem.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/elephant-henry-iii.jpg)Apparently it died from drinking too much red wine!


Was it's pet name George of Clarence??  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 10, 2013, 02:17:18 PM
Sort of medieval..it has comparisons between modern Versions of medieval equipment...Doomsday Castle...
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/doomsday-castle/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Garanhir on September 14, 2013, 06:46:04 PM
A castle's useless without cavalry, so I hope those kids are getting their riding lessons!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on September 14, 2013, 07:26:58 PM
I tell you, when the Zombie Apocalypse comes (and we know it will one day), I'm nicking next door's truck, making a quick visit to the B&Q and ASDA (hardware store and supermarket respectively, for those outside the UK) down the road for supplies and then it's off to Cardiff Castle. Last time I checked, zombies don't have siege equipment.

There used to be a really great old computer game (I'm talking twenty years or more ago - I wish I could remember the name of it) where you played the part of a knightly Lord, managing your territory and building a castle. Of course, you'd earn income from your resources - cattle, sheep, pigs, crops, etc.. - and then recruit more retainers, improve your castle then invade neighbouring territories.

It was kind of annoying though, because your castle was rarely tested and if it was, a fairly basic level of construction would repel just about anything. I was there building these elaborate constructions with triple stone walls and multiple towers, with a broad moat and massive square footage ... all for nowt!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on September 14, 2013, 07:33:27 PM
I must say I have difficulty to understand all this Doomsday Castle thing.

When I first heard of it I believed it was a real family, building its own castle in some remote place, certainly not very historical, but - why not?

Now it seems it has something to do with National Geographic and it appears to be some advertising program? Anyway it looks... strange. A mixture between the "survival" fashion - which could appeal to an US audience - and building a castle.

I find it unbelievable. You can't do modern "survival" in a medieval castle (and this one doesn't look very historically medieval, but that's an other question)...

But. You can do something else.

I know a guy, his name is Gilles Raab, he lives in Mayenne (western France) he built a keep and bailey according to his dreams. He has worked for many years in medieval entertainment, he bought an old farm and, year after year, built a wooden palisade and then a stone keep. And he lives in it and still earns his living with medieval events in his ...home, and it is quite seriously historical (yes if you look closely you'll always find something wrong, but… it's very good).
http://www.ferteclairbois.com/video_13.php
(look at the other videos also).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 15, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
-.
http://www.ferteclairbois.com/video_13.php
(look at the other videos also).

Brilliant!!!! Definately worth a visit!!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 20, 2013, 07:42:59 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LchXNKPZblU/UjHprzTDtBI/AAAAAAAAF80/dLzk64VzbCs/s1600/Middle+Aged.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 20, 2013, 08:20:18 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LchXNKPZblU/UjHprzTDtBI/AAAAAAAAF80/dLzk64VzbCs/s1600/Middle+Aged.jpg)

Excellent Paul... really had me giggling.... 

So good that it's going to be the first entry on my Facebook page in months! I know, sad isn't it....  :D

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on September 20, 2013, 09:43:34 AM
Excellent!  lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 22, 2013, 09:27:18 AM
The Experience of Civilian Populations during the Hundred Years War in France 1330-1440
http://www.bcmh.org.uk/archive/articles/FrenchCiviliansBennett.pdf
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 23, 2013, 06:31:23 AM
The Experience of Civilian Populations during the Hundred Years War in France 1330-1440
http://www.bcmh.org.uk/archive/articles/FrenchCiviliansBennett.pdf

Thanks for that Paul  8)

I've printed it off to read at lunchtime, with a nice cup of coffee and three ostrich feathers stuck in my arming cap of course  :).

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on September 26, 2013, 07:38:17 PM
Next year's big exhibition at the British Museum looks good - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10337947/New-exhibition-to-reveal-true-nature-of-the-Vikings-with-weapons-filed-down-teeth-and-a-flat-packed-boat.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/10337947/New-exhibition-to-reveal-true-nature-of-the-Vikings-with-weapons-filed-down-teeth-and-a-flat-packed-boat.html)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: joroas on September 26, 2013, 08:02:20 PM
Quote
a flat-packed boat

Made by IKEA? :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on September 26, 2013, 08:03:57 PM
That's why so many Viking digs have a dozen allen-keys in a little zip-lock bag (kept just in case they're useful).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 27, 2013, 07:34:50 AM
Someone should put together something similar for the Anglo Saxons.... oh, wait! We still travel to other folks countries get steeming drunk and cause a frenzy and violent mayhem!!

Who needs Ikea, just ask for an English football tram to visit your native land  lol lol lol

Please note, cricket fans are exempt from such violent clashes

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hammers on September 27, 2013, 07:56:14 AM
Made by IKEA? :D

Yes. 'Härja' viking longship, 599:-.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on September 27, 2013, 07:59:06 AM
Yes. 'Härja' viking longship, 599:-.

Out of Stock...
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 27, 2013, 09:02:42 AM
Out of Stock...

Isle 87, product 13.....

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 27, 2013, 10:27:32 AM
Why are the vikings getting credit for inventing flat pack stuff...it was around for Ages before them
(http://www.pottwalblog.ch/wp-content/upload/IKEA-Stonehenge1.jpg)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on September 27, 2013, 10:31:39 AM
 lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on September 28, 2013, 04:59:11 PM
'Battle of Bosworth flag' sold at auction - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24315619 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24315619)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on September 29, 2013, 07:20:04 AM
Anonymous buyer - great, another part of our nation's history disappears into a private collection!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 29, 2013, 09:12:14 AM
Azincourt Battlefield was somewhere else!? :o
http://www.academia.edu/3985676/Sutherland_T.L._2006_The_Battle_of_Agincourt_An_Alternative_Location_Journal_of_Conflict_Archaeology_1_245-265
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on September 29, 2013, 01:24:22 PM
Azincourt Battlefield was somewhere else!? :o
http://www.academia.edu/3985676/Sutherland_T.L._2006_The_Battle_of_Agincourt_An_Alternative_Location_Journal_of_Conflict_Archaeology_1_245-265
Strange. I don't know the place, but yes the English would probably have defended above the narrow valley, than on a flat field. This needs more research.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 05, 2013, 09:38:29 AM
Action Fantasy viking film...(the female with her sports top  lol)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBW6xZNVB4
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on October 08, 2013, 06:25:01 PM
Site of the Battle of Edgecote registered.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10364963/New-blow-for-HS2-as-lost-battlefield-is-found-on-route.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10364963/New-blow-for-HS2-as-lost-battlefield-is-found-on-route.html)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 09, 2013, 07:56:37 AM
Site of the Battle of Edgecote registered.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10364963/New-blow-for-HS2-as-lost-battlefield-is-found-on-route.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10364963/New-blow-for-HS2-as-lost-battlefield-is-found-on-route.html)
Nice one..in more ways than one
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on October 10, 2013, 09:59:10 AM
Another solid win for the Battlefields Trust - membership recommended to anyone with an interest in the military history of the UK  ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 13, 2013, 01:07:00 PM
Death on the Dorset Ridgeway: a Viking Murder Mystery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3UVLG7j9zLA#t=219
from;
http://www.medievalists.net/2012/11/14/death-on-the-dorset-ridgeway-a-viking-murder-mystery/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 16, 2013, 01:03:37 PM
The development of armour from 1350 -1450 (the Video is over an hour Long)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jse_b3wbpUo
write up with photos;
http://hrj.livejournal.com/373643.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 17, 2013, 03:31:27 PM
lead coffin found near Richard III’s grave
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/New-twist-mystery-lead-coffin-near-Richard-III/story-19946113-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Garanhir on October 18, 2013, 09:06:17 AM
An interesting story, but I'd hardly call finding two graves in a graveyard a "twist".

Newspapers  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 18, 2013, 02:19:55 PM
An interesting story, but I'd hardly call finding two graves in a graveyard a "twist".
Maybe they mean Twist as in the Card game...but having a lead coffin would really mean playing top trumps  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 21, 2013, 02:46:41 PM
Medieval Zombie attack
http://www.medievalists.net/2013/10/20/the-medieval-walking-dead/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 24, 2013, 06:44:22 PM
It´s starting to look like there´s something medieval under every carpark in the UK!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlpduGEKK4k
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 29, 2013, 05:09:41 PM
If it´s half as good as the book...it´ll be excellent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8gaZll77FU
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 31, 2013, 10:00:16 AM
Impressive medieval artwork
https://www.facebook.com/matthewryanhistoricalillustrator
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Garanhir on November 03, 2013, 07:29:16 PM
Ah, I remember that book now; I read it over twenty years ago from the library!  IIRC, there were a couple of historical gaffes, but only a couple and still a bloody good yarn.

Now I want to read it again.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 03, 2013, 08:15:39 PM
Ah, I remember that book now; I read it over twenty years ago from the library!  IIRC, there were a couple of historical gaffes, but only a couple and still a bloody good yarn.

Now I want to read it again.
The film makers will probably add a few  "Play to the public historical mistakes" of thier own,  I just can´t see how they will be able to get away with having the whole Story condensed into one film..I´m going to read the book again as well  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 19, 2013, 12:23:36 PM
Archaeologists find holy bones and Saxon coffin in wall niche during Lincoln Castle dig
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art458684
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Gibby on November 19, 2013, 08:42:18 PM
Saw this on local news. Exciting stuff, I hope for more news soon. I really must visit the castle again. It's been at least a year!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on November 22, 2013, 03:58:50 PM
The grave of a 12th century warrior has been discovered in South Finland…by hobbyists with a metal detector.
http://strangeremains.com/2013/11/14/the-grave-of-a-12th-century-warrior-has-been-discovered-in-south-finland-by-hobbyists-with-a-metal-detector/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Little Odo on November 23, 2013, 04:34:53 PM
I am so glad to hear that they reported the find to Finland's authorities so that the grave's contents could be excavated in context and all the finds could then be properly dated and identified.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 06, 2013, 01:57:13 PM
Welsh church uncovers stunning medieval wall paintings...and they are pretty stunning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25214557
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on December 06, 2013, 03:03:51 PM
I've been looking at that on the local news. Apparently some old Spanish woman has volunteered to help them restore the paintings.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 07, 2013, 07:42:55 PM
I've been looking at that on the local news. Apparently some old Spanish woman has volunteered to help them restore the paintings.

Then she´ll Need patience. Watching the vid, at the end it Shows how painstaking it is...Scratching the whitewash off tiny Piece by tiny Piece
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 07, 2013, 07:45:57 PM
Medieval childrens doodles on birch bark 11th -15th cent

http://erikkwakkel.tumblr.com/post/67681966023/medieval-kids-doodles-on-birch-bark-heres

The links are worth looking at as well...like this one
http://www.goldschp.net/SIG/onfim/onfim.html
My favourite is;
This is my Dad! He is a warrior. When I grow up, I want to be a warrior just like him!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on December 07, 2013, 09:16:34 PM
Those are wonderful. I don't know why, but it put a lump in my throat for some reason, the way kids have obviously been doodling the same things in the same ways for hundreds (or thousands?) of years.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 08, 2013, 08:57:39 PM
They are brilliant aren´t they ?  :)
I´ve had a look around and the only other example is from England in a book from around 900AD, on the same site as linked above
http://www.goldschp.net/archive/childart.html
 
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 12, 2013, 08:19:32 PM
Very nice medieval (and other) illustrations
http://matthewryanhistoricalillustrator.com/index.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on December 16, 2013, 04:12:14 PM
Excavations in Harlech
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-25349244 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-25349244)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 16, 2013, 06:54:08 PM
I like the Headline..An archaeological dig near a castle in Gwynedd has uncovered human remains and what could be an old church building
Is it actually in the grounds of Harlech Castle ?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on December 16, 2013, 09:57:49 PM
I like the Headline..An archaeological dig near a castle in Gwynedd has uncovered human remains and what could be an old church building
Is it actually in the grounds of Harlech Castle ?


No, it's outside the Castle but nearby (Chapel Yard on Castle St, where they're building the visitors' centre).

Anyone else humming the song?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on December 17, 2013, 10:21:50 AM
Stop them digging everywhere in Britain!

They will find other buried kings!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 27, 2013, 05:23:26 PM
Weird!! ???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Carts
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on December 27, 2013, 09:45:55 PM
"…when ordinary lay-people harnessed themselves to carts"

What is extraordinary about this?  Since the 1960s most people have been harnessing themselves to cars (although they believe they are driving them) for social status and self-esteem.  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on December 28, 2013, 11:41:55 AM
"…when ordinary lay-people harnessed themselves to carts"

What is extraordinary about this?  Since the 1960s most people have been harnessing themselves to cars (although they believe they are driving them) for social status and self-esteem.  :D
lol lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: dm on January 18, 2014, 07:48:14 AM
It would seem Alfred the Great or Edward the Elder may be about to make a showing in 2014 or to be more specific a possible part of one of them is.

Recent archaeological excavations at Whinchester did not uncover the remains of Alfred but excavations carried out in the 1990's may have done and a fragment of hip bone which had been kept in museum storage since has been proven to be from the late Anglo-Saxon period and within the date range of these former rulers. The bone fragment came from an area which would suggest someone of very high status.

Having excavated Medieval period burial sites in Lincoln when i was in my 20's i realise what the archaeological team on this one are up against and i hope they are correct on this. It is known Alfred's remains were moved at various times in the past.
I understand a tv doc is being made or has been made concerning this discovery.

Looking forward to seeing what develops and what evidence the team has produced.

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: westwaller on January 22, 2014, 12:11:40 PM
I kind of knew there was not going to be a lot to report when I noticed that a lot of the documentary was obvious time filling!

On the subject of this:
Very nice medieval (and other) illustrations
http://matthewryanhistoricalillustrator.com/index.html

They are great although I have not seen bows depicted as knobbly and 'unfinished' as they are by this illustrator, before. Were they like this?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 22, 2014, 05:30:09 PM


They are great although I have not seen bows depicted as knobbly and 'unfinished' as they are by this illustrator, before. Were they like this?
Been following him for a while now..and the bows were nobbly. There´s a site which Shows a lot of original bows that have been found..I´ll try and  find the site again
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: westwaller on January 22, 2014, 10:49:16 PM
Thanks Paul, I would be very interested to see that :).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Mad Doc Morris on January 28, 2014, 03:59:22 PM
Not news in a literal sense, more of a reminder for everyone interested: Today, just 1200 years ago Charlemagne/Karl der Große died.
There are some exhibitions ahead, one to visit in Germany is this one (http://www.karldergrosse2014.de/?lang=en). Hopefully some new books will be published, too.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on January 28, 2014, 04:19:19 PM
Thanks.

Another reminder then: Anne de Bretagne, Duchess of Brittany and (twice) Queen of France, died January 9th, 1514. There will be events all year long, and for the first time the French Post Office made a stamp for her:

(http://annedebretagne2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/anne-de-bretagne-timbre.jpg)

Look for other events here:
http://annedebretagne2014.wordpress.com/calendrier-des-evenements-programmes-en-2014/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on January 29, 2014, 09:06:17 PM
Blanch Mortimer: 'Remains' of medieval traitor's daughter found

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25932288 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25932288)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Crossedlances on February 12, 2014, 11:14:45 AM
A very distant Aunt......apparently. According to the Ancestry.co.uk ers out there, so I have a real interest in this story and of course Sir Roger who helped start our family, i'm only 95% convinced of this as fact though.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 30, 2014, 10:32:00 AM
Medieval barbie...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/191197566/faire-play-barbie-compatible-3d-printed-medieval-a
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on March 30, 2014, 12:48:16 PM
Medieval barbie...

Kick-ass. Well why not, no reason she can't break heads as well as hearts.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on March 30, 2014, 02:09:36 PM
He is either a very  brave person or a very isolated, introverted geek. I have enough mockery from friends and colleagues for playing with toy soldiers. I dread to think what they would say if I ever confessed to dressing up barbie dolls(actually I already do I just don't tell anybody).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Cubs on March 30, 2014, 03:06:05 PM
I dread to think what they would say if I ever confessed to dressing up like barbie dolls (actually I already do I just don't tell anybody).

Fixed that for you mate.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: moonshado on March 30, 2014, 03:24:50 PM
Quote
I dread to think what they would say if I ever confessed to dressing up like barbie dolls (actually I already do I just don't tell anybody).

Fixed that for you mate.



Fixed that for you mate.broadcast on the internet.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 04, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
Castle for sale, a snip at 3.200.000 euros.
http://www.medievalists.net/2014/04/02/castle-sale-france-chateau-de-la-rochepot/
I´ll have to Play the lotterie :-D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 26, 2014, 01:25:41 PM
I dunno, there´s a few too many "seems" "Kind off´s" etc, nothing definate. I reckon the same could be done with any series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ4Umju2VrM

When he says "goverment"..does he mean governance?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Diplomatist on May 22, 2014, 09:42:05 PM
Ancient Battle of Fulford resumes at High Court.

An archaeologist has begun a High Court battle to protect what he believes is the site of the Battle of Fulford

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10849952/Ancient-Battle-of-Fulford-resumes-at-High-Court.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10849952/Ancient-Battle-of-Fulford-resumes-at-High-Court.html)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: YPU on September 04, 2014, 08:27:16 AM
My girl linked me to this article, aparently new evidence sugests that half the Viking warior remains were in fact female! Sounds like we need a lot of new miniatures for them.  :D

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords (http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Vermis on September 04, 2014, 09:30:19 AM
My girl linked me to this article, aparently new evidence sugests that half the Viking warior remains were in fact female! Sounds like we need a lot of new miniatures for them.  :D

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords (http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/09/female-viking-warriors-proof-swords)

Yeah... if you follow the (three year old) source link, and search around for less tabloid-ey articles (heck, just look at the first comment there) about a third to half of the small sample of early medieval scandinavians (those notorious settlers) buried in England were women. Some of them had swords and shields buried with them. That's it.

I visit Tor.com myself, mostly for the Star Trek rewatches, but it almost borders on a SJW tumblr at times. Not to say that there were no women among them, but if Tor lights on the subject and loudly declares precisely 50% of viking raiders were growling amazons (with their special attacks 'hear me roar' and 'crotch kick') I'd take it with half a pound of salt.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Michi on September 04, 2014, 09:36:46 AM
I am willingly take the news as gospel truth as an excuse to that  I can now start painting at least as many shield maidens as I have bearded warriors.
Now please, can anybody prove horned helmets for Vikings too?
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-826WtSs9UVc/UfgrEhJ0W3I/AAAAAAAAGB4/LQ__FKTbab8/s1600/Figurenfotos+005.JPG)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Modhail on September 04, 2014, 09:49:19 AM
 I can now start painting at least as many shield maidens as I have bearded warriors.
But aren't Vikings like dwarves, wouldn't the shield maidens have beards too?  lol I think it was a side-effect from eating all those books...
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Vermis on September 04, 2014, 09:54:16 AM
I am willingly take the news as gospel truth as an excuse to that  I can now start painting at least as many shield maidens as I have bearded warriors.

I wouldn't expect evidence and reason to hold you back.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 07, 2014, 09:20:57 AM
Definately old News, John Skylitzes (ca.1140-1101) recorded that
"women fought in battle when Sviatoslav I of Kiev attacked the Byzantines in Bulgaria in 971.  When the Varangians had suffered a devastating defeat, the victors were stunned at discovering armed women among the fallen warriors "

Others, such as Saxo Grammaticus (c. 1150 – c. 1220) also record female warriors among norse warriors.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 15, 2014, 07:08:41 AM
It´s fooled a lot already...
http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-viking-ship-discovered-near-mississipi-river/

The "ship":
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/10/world/europe/awesome-viking-warship/
the "sword":
http://www.pri.org/stories/2011-10-19/important-viking-burial-site-discovered
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 18, 2014, 07:47:39 AM
Really!!??
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2758642/Forensics-suggest-Richard-III-killed-two-blows-bare-head.html

'The wounds to the skull suggest that he was not wearing a helmet"...suggest? What, not definate?

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on September 18, 2014, 09:55:21 AM
Yes, read that one.
The fascination with Richard III will never fade, not even now there's a body...

Good old Shakespeare, eh...

By the way, well done Paul, for almost single-handedly keeping this interesting medieval news-feed going... I certainly appreciate these occasional snippets, thank you...  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Steve F on September 18, 2014, 10:42:02 AM
Never mind the head wounds.

Quote
Investigators said they believed damage to the pelvis was caused by a thin dagger stabbed into the buttocks. While this injury could in theory have caused fatal bleeding, it was unlikely to have been the cause of death as Richard's armour would have protected this part of the body.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29222775 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29222775)

Richard III, meet Edward II.  You have so much in common ...
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 18, 2014, 02:13:01 PM


By the way, well done Paul, for almost single-handedly keeping this interesting medieval news-feed going... I certainly appreciate these occasional snippets, thank you...  :)
Thanks....I try my best   :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 18, 2014, 07:00:42 PM
medieval fair, Leeds Uni.1975
Well worth a look, the monty python way of talking medieval..and the dancing bear  lol lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QN3BV-qxJY
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 19, 2014, 12:31:09 PM
Anyone got 6 million they could lend me???
http://www.medievalists.net/2014/02/18/medieval-castle-hamlet-sale-italy-castello-izzalini/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 03, 2014, 10:59:59 AM
Medieval Bookmarks..the multi-dynamic bookmark (Pic below)is clever.
http://medievalbooks.nl/2014/09/22/smart-medieval-bookmarks/

(http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/11039868)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 03, 2014, 11:14:36 AM
 :o :o :o Example of how an article on viking history can lead to slightly heated comments on Religion,  WWII etc. (comments section)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140926-vikings-norse-raiding-berserkers-scandinavia-winroth/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 08, 2014, 07:19:20 PM
A place to visit for a day out with all the Family
http://www.sedlecossuary.com/
The Chandelier is creative...... o_o
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Michi on October 08, 2014, 09:16:11 PM
I´m still bound to female Vikings...  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: TWD on November 17, 2014, 11:41:06 AM
Not news exactly, but I went to see the Staffordshire Hoard in Birmingham at the weekend
It is absolutely astonishing.
And you should all go.

I've put lots of pictures on my blog:
http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/staffordshire-hoard.html

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Modhail on November 17, 2014, 01:08:27 PM
I got to see a few items from the hoard at a Meringovian era display  in the Netherlands earlier this year.
Absolutely stunning stuff.
I agree with TWD, you should go see it!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 20, 2015, 04:18:45 PM
??? Why would anyone want to Play this???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfOtooxsBAM
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on January 20, 2015, 06:51:07 PM
I don't know, but I'd like one of those CGI castles in 28mm  :)
(Or even in 20mm  ;))
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on January 21, 2015, 12:42:21 PM
If it was a programme that allowed you to build a Castle, then 3D print it it would be great..it could Show the end cost as you go along, add a Tower another tenner , shorten a Tower it takes off a couple of quid, how much it would cost in whatever scale etc,  but as a stand alone game??
Now If it could be incorporated into a game like medieval Total war......:-D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: painterman on February 12, 2015, 08:40:06 PM
OLDEST CANNONBALL FOUND IN UK.
For those who've missed this news, the oldest cannonball has been confirmed as a find at the Battle of Northampton (1460) site.
A great find and very important as recognition for the battlefield - local to me - which is at risk of development and is now hopefully on the cusp of some support, in form of inclusion in the development of Delapre Abbey buildings as tourist centre.
more here in the link. http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/cannon-ball-found-on-battle-of-northampton-site-could-be-uk-s-oldest-1-6576603

Simon.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 12, 2015, 09:09:10 PM
OLDEST CANNONBALL FOUND IN UK.
For those who've missed this news, the oldest cannonball has been confirmed as a find at the Battle of Northampton (1460) site.
A great find and very important as recognition for the battlefield - local to me - which is at risk of development and is now hopefully on the cusp of some support, in form of inclusion in the development of Delapre Abbey buildings as tourist centre.
more here in the link. http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/cannon-ball-found-on-battle-of-northampton-site-could-be-uk-s-oldest-1-6576603

Simon.

Great news..... what is the situation with the developers at present? (Sorry, I haven't got time to read the article- I'll take a peek tomorrow).

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: pocoloco on February 23, 2015, 05:35:54 PM
The interesting read about the curious case of Lambert Simnel:

http://m.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/lambert-simnel-richard-iii’s-heir-who-had-stronger-claim-throne-henry-vii
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 23, 2015, 06:28:33 PM
The interesting read about the curious case of Lambert Simnel:

http://m.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/lambert-simnel-richard-iii’s-heir-who-had-stronger-claim-throne-henry-vii

Yep, a book that I'm likely to purchase just to see what the author has to say on the subject in detail.

BTW, if you can access C4od there's a great little drama dealing with the subject here:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/princes-in-the-tower

Cheers,
Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2015, 08:54:30 AM
The interesting read about the curious case of Lambert Simnel:

http://m.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/lambert-simnel-richard-iii’s-heir-who-had-stronger-claim-throne-henry-vii

Very interesting ..thanks for the link  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 26, 2015, 09:01:34 AM
Get involved!

Agincourt 1000 archer shoot reenactment 2015: It will be the event of a lifetime!

Forum:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533361133575243/

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2015, 09:01:59 AM
OLDEST CANNONBALL FOUND IN UK.
 http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/cannon-ball-found-on-battle-of-northampton-site-could-be-uk-s-oldest-1-6576603

Simon.
Could the damage to the cannonball (it´s made of lead ) be from ploughing? Is or was the field where it was found ploughed?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9q4x7sIUAAQ67c.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2015, 09:04:48 AM
Get involved!

Agincourt 1000 archer shoot reenactment 2015: It will be the event of a lifetime!

Forum:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533361133575243/

Darrell.
I´m going  :)
I was part of the FB Group until some spotty IT cockwomble at FB blocked my account   >:(
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 26, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
I´m going  :)
I was part of the FB Group until some spotty IT cockwomble at FB blocked my account   >:(

We'll have to meet up Paul.

I'm thinking of dossing it and camping if that's possible. Funds are of a serious question as this year and last have not been kind to my wallet..... but I'm getting there if I have to walk! Hey! I could get a Ferry to Harflour and walk the rest of the way!!  lol lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 26, 2015, 03:52:54 PM
We'll have to meet up Paul.

I'm thinking of dossing it and camping if that's possible. Funds are of a serious question as this year and last have not been kind to my wallet..... but I'm getting there if I have to walk! Hey! I could get a Ferry to Harflour and walk the rest of the way!!  lol lol
Same here concerning funds..but it´s a date :-D I´ll look into the possibilities of Camping..they are a bit "strict" about it in France (as I found out once )
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 26, 2015, 03:54:35 PM
Same here concerning funds..but it´s a date :-D I´ll look into the possibilities of Camping..they are a bit "strict" about it in France (as I found out once )

I'll sleep in a ditch if i have to!!  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 27, 2015, 03:52:47 PM
After Braveheart..
Has it  been released yet?
http://tilefilms.ie/productions/after-braveheart-showreel-enterprise-ireland-mipco/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 28, 2015, 10:14:20 AM
A viking blacksmith buried with his tools
http://sciencenordic.com/viking-blacksmith-buried-his-tools
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on February 28, 2015, 10:20:29 AM
???
http://www.milesstrenuus.com/2015/02/09/the-crusades-principles-and-perspectives/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 02, 2015, 06:16:34 AM
After Braveheart..
Has it  been released yet?
http://tilefilms.ie/productions/after-braveheart-showreel-enterprise-ireland-mipco/

It's the first I've actually heard of this Paul! Please keep this updated if you find out anything to add as it is (obviously) of great interest to me and many others I would imagine.....  :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 02, 2015, 05:12:02 PM
Apparently it was  shown on January 15th and  January 22nd in Ireland this year.
http://iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4287904&tpl=archnews&force=1
and will be shown in N.I and Scotland later in 2015.
Nothing anywhere as to wether it will be released on DVD
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 02, 2015, 06:18:26 PM
Apparently it was  shown on January 15th and  January 22nd in Ireland this year.
http://iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4287904&tpl=archnews&force=1
and will be shown in N.I and Scotland later in 2015.
Nothing anywhere as to wether it will be released on DVD

I'll check the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle as they show quite a lot of "off the wall" films.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 03, 2015, 09:07:54 AM
200 + medieval period skellies found under a Supermarket in France...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/02/200-skeletons-found-in-medieval-mass-grave-beneath-paris-supermarket/



Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 03, 2015, 09:09:15 AM
and possibly related...Gerbils and the black death
http://news.discovery.com/animals/gerbils-not-rats-behind-spread-of-black-plague-150224.htm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 03, 2015, 11:40:39 AM
and possibly related...Gerbils and the black death
http://news.discovery.com/animals/gerbils-not-rats-behind-spread-of-black-plague-150224.htm

Yeah, that actually hit the news a couple of days ago!

Interesting stuff.... still doesn't explain the pneumonic theory though.....

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 07, 2015, 12:25:30 PM
'Robin Hood Was a Loan Shark'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7385198/New-book-claims-Robin-Hood-stole-from-the-rich-and-lent-to-the-poor.html


...........................and he quivered over interest rates  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 07, 2015, 03:34:25 PM
'Robin Hood Was a Loan Shark'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/7385198/New-book-claims-Robin-Hood-stole-from-the-rich-and-lent-to-the-poor.html


...........................and he quivered over interest rates  :)

 lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on March 07, 2015, 09:45:53 PM
 :) "balladeers were skilful diversifiers of information. They made a living from entertaining people, so they would often spice up a story by adding a tale from somewhere else"

Yes, and I did that in many medieval events too!

Although I am never pretending to be Robin Hood nor wearing his style of clothing, but when you wander around in a medieval festival wearing medieval clothes it often happens that children ask: "T'es Robin des Bois ?" (= are you Robin Hood?")...

And I always answer in a loud voice: "No, I am not. Firstly, he is English, and I am Breton. Secondly, he steals the rich. I steal the poor, they have less money but there's much many of them and it's easier because they are less protected than the rich!"

(the children do not fully understand the political meaning of this, but their parents do)
:D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 08, 2015, 02:19:29 PM
A hot iron to cure Saint Fiacre’s illness...
http://listverse.com/2013/07/31/10-bizarre-medieval-medical-practices/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 11, 2015, 08:36:26 AM
A medieval boat project at the Quay in Sandwich
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sandwich/news/the-quay-to-towns-future-32824/
I´m not too sure about the colour scheme on the (Zvezda) cog´s Hull  ???
Wouldn´t they have been black/dark Brown  (the tar covering) or just plain Wood?
I can find loads of contemporary paintings of medieval ships but None painted up.
The mathew (reconstruction) wasn´t all painted up like a modern tug boat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_(ship)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on March 18, 2015, 08:17:48 PM
All rather fascinating...
Really more Ancient / Dark Age news than out and out mdeieval, but fascinating nevertheless, for students of the waves of invasions that shaped Britannia...

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/18/genetic-study-30-percent-white-british-dna-german-ancestry
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on March 19, 2015, 05:08:19 AM
All rather fascinating...
Really more Ancient / Dark Age news than out and out mdeieval, but fascinating nevertheless, for students of the waves of invasions that shaped Britannia...

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/18/genetic-study-30-percent-white-british-dna-german-ancestry

I remember a similar survey a few years ago, with a much smaller sample that had similar results. I'll try and get theold grey matter working and dig it out.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on March 29, 2015, 10:37:32 AM
looking for work?  8000 viking extras  needed. Fishermen, carpenters, skilled swords people, bowmen and women, ship hands, Latin speakers, tree surgeons, and males with long hair and beards 
http://www.newstalk.com/Looking-for-some-extra-work-Vikings-need-8000-extras-in-Ireland
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 16, 2015, 04:30:22 PM
And I always thought Trial  by combat/Battle was two blokes Meeting on the day with whatever weapons and the winner took all.It appears it was way more involved and complicated.

They actually made up duel lists with all the pieces of a knight’s harness from the underwear out, with lawyers creating  specifications for everything from the dimensions of the weapons to the metal of the rivets in the armoured gauntlets and the materials for making the tie-strings for the  underwear   o_o
Would the tie strings of someones Pants influence the outcome of a fight?

Interesting (if Long- over 300 sides) read
https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/67806/3/elema_ariella_m_201211_PhD_thesis.pdf
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Modhail on April 16, 2015, 08:38:56 PM
Such horror, to bring eternal shame upon your family, because the judge found out that your braie's drawstrings were overlong by an inch during a judicial duel.  o_o

Interesting reading judging by first looks, I'll see if I can make some time to properly read it this weekend.
(I do love the fact that such theses are publicly accessible these days!)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on April 18, 2015, 05:02:01 PM
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Digging beneath the building, the family soon discovered a subterranean world, “tracing back before the birth of Jesus: a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar
:..and all that I find when digging a hole is, well, the bottom of the hole...
http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/man-intent-fixing-toilet-uncovers-centuries-old-subterranean-world-020299
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Modhail on April 19, 2015, 11:03:23 AM
Wow, amazed (and glad) he kept at it and made it publicly accessible. Most people would have either covered it up or do a token, minimal effort to appease city preservation guidelines...
(Trying so hard not to make a "find old crap when fixing the toilet" quip right now... lol)
I hope I remember about this if/when I ever find myself in southern Italy.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Steve F on April 19, 2015, 11:07:01 AM
Would the tie strings of someones Pants influence the outcome of a fight?

That's been the big omission in every set of skirmish rules I've ever used.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on April 20, 2015, 02:38:45 PM
They actually made up duel lists with all the pieces of a knight’s harness from the underwear out, with lawyers creating  specifications for everything from the dimensions of the weapons to the metal of the rivets in the armoured gauntlets and the materials for making the tie-strings for the  underwear
The full text describing clothing and equipments of the (14th century) Beaumanoir vs Tournemine duel, mentioned in the thesis, is easy to find (in French) it was copied from period sources in the 18th century. The first time I've read it I was astonished by so many details.

Would the tie strings of someones Pants influence the outcome of a fight?
As a Re-enactor I have always been wearing pants and underwear as authentic as possible, so I can answer  to this question with my own experience.

And the answer is: Yes. :( :'(
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on May 15, 2015, 07:52:34 AM

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A series of "very unusual burials" were found at the site, including a woman found in a face down position, another who was a victim of blunt force trauma to the back of the head, and a stillborn child.
?? How do they know it was stillborn?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-32706059
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on May 15, 2015, 07:56:58 AM

Italian "witch Girl"

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Like other deviant burials, in which the dead were buried with a brick in the mouth, nailed or staked to the ground, or even decapitated and dismembered, the prone burials aimed to humiliate the dead and impede the individual from rising from the grave.
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/medieval-witch-girl-likely-just-suffered-from-scurvy-150502.htm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on May 28, 2015, 05:39:41 PM
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Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of hundreds of medieval scholars, all fallen upon hard times, on the site what is now a Cambridge College.
Well, at least one (far left) was buried with a glass of beer ::)


http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/skeletons-of-scholars-found-in-cambridge-university-photos-150401.htm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2015, 02:42:26 PM
NDXOXCHWDRGHDXORVI ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVRG94JLMus#t=25
(Ignore the annoying  "anonymous" style voice)
Title: Re: Medieval News- After Bannockburn on BBCi again
Post by: Atheling on August 20, 2015, 01:25:59 PM
For those who may have missed it the first time around or simply want to watch it again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05p3d0l/after-bannockburn-1-war-of-the-three-kings-part-one

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 20, 2015, 04:25:10 PM
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BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only.
:'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 20, 2015, 04:47:46 PM
:'( :'( :'( :'(

Maybe someone's uploaded uo on Youtube Paul?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 20, 2015, 04:49:36 PM
Maybe someone's uploaded uo on Youtube Paul?

Darrell.

In fact they have:

Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU6fSBBML8w

Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw2KlTiNoJw

:)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 20, 2015, 08:00:27 PM
Brilliant!!! Thanks Matey  :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 21, 2015, 05:52:15 AM
Brilliant!!! Thanks Matey  :) :) :) :) :) :)

No probs, I thought that might bring a smile to your face :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 21, 2015, 04:27:49 PM
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Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers' locomotor performance
I´d have thought it was obvious..or?
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2011/07/15/rspb.2011.0816


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The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers
? and the lacking protection but ignoring the holes made in them  by  arrows would have made things a lot better?
Following the "weighed down reduces the Chance of a win" then...a swarm of armed but naked French would have won with ease? I suppose they could have covered the ground a bit more quickly...but then had a mild disadvantage against the english who were wearing armour.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/2259/heavy_metal_hardens_battle
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 21, 2015, 04:50:25 PM
I´d have thought it was obvious..or?
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2011/07/15/rspb.2011.0816

? and the lacking protection but ignoring the holes made in them  by  arrows would have made things a lot better?
Following the "weighed down reduces the Chance of a win" then...a swarm of armed but naked French would have won with ease? I suppose they could have covered the ground a bit more quickly...but then had a mild disadvantage against the english who were wearing armour.
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/2259/heavy_metal_hardens_battle

Paul makes two very good points :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on August 21, 2015, 07:34:34 PM
Modern commanders have to make similar decisions as to degree of risk, especially in climates that's accentuate the degradation caused by wearing protective gear.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 22, 2015, 09:41:32 AM
It´d be interesting to see if it would actually make a difference if the French had ditched the heavy but more or less protective armour.
Lightly (lighter) armoured French, even if they had chucked the entire force in at once, moving at a rate of ?? 100meters every 15 seconds (how fast can an average Person/knight/man-at-arms run?)  without adding in the uneven Terrain, the packing together, tripping over each other) being hit by a volley of 1000´s of arrows every few seconds, or a constant hail of arrows,  the density of the crowd virtually a guarantee of some sort of hit..in the first 100 meters theyéd have been hit by? 10 -15, 000 arrows? 20 - 30,000 after 200 meters? Ouch!!

Thinking about it..how Long did it take them to cross the field anyway? Must have been hellish! 

I suppose they could have had the majority kitted out with shields but how effective is a shield at stopping an arrow?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 22, 2015, 10:46:27 AM
Thinking about it..how Long did it take them to cross the field anyway? Must have been hellish! 

to take Crecy as an example it took roughly 40 seconds in trials. Armour was poorer in terms of quality than that of
Agincourt of course. 

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I suppose they could have had the majority kitted out with shields but how effective is a shield at stopping an arrow?

At medium to long (due to the effect of gravity) and short range they would be dead even with a shield, the sheer volume of arrows would cause a number of incapacitating wounds.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on August 22, 2015, 09:32:53 PM
The question does not really fit the period . These knights could not think to go to battle without their amour, even if the king had ordered so (and he wouldn't have).

The duke of Brittany had his own idea about speed of movement: for diplomatical reasons he had agreed to come and help the French king... but he managed to arrive at Agincourt after the battle.  :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 23, 2015, 04:57:48 AM
The question does not really fit the period . These knights could not think to go to battle without their amour, even if the king had ordered so (and he wouldn't have).

Agreed. It is a 'wild card' "What if" scenario.....

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The duke of Brittany had his own idea about speed of movement: for diplomatical reasons he had agreed to come and help the French king... but he managed to arrive at Agincourt after the battle.  :D

.....and he wasn't the first of the last Duke of Brittany to do so..... there was also the Duke of Brittany prior to Montlhery at a later date (and many other examples).

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 23, 2015, 08:36:23 PM
The question does not really fit the period . These knights could not think to go to battle without their amour, even if the king had ordered so (and he wouldn't have).
Exactly.. :)and that´s why the Headline from leeds UNI saying
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The French may have had a better chance at the Battle of Agincourt had they not been weighed down by heavy body armour, say researchers
Mind you..their sttement isn´t suprising with some of the speculative cr*p  a lot of uni´s come out with these days to Support extending thier funding for grants to Research the bleedin obvious.... I´m thinking of starting one up...medieval horses would have moved much more quickly without thier riders....3 year Research grant no probs.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 24, 2015, 06:18:33 AM
I´m thinking of starting one up...medieval horses would have moved much more quickly without thier riders....3 year Research grant no probs.

 lol lol lol

Funny but you do have a good point.

 lol lol lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: janner on August 24, 2015, 06:22:27 AM
It would be interesting to see examples from this period of troops leaving off protection before going on patrol, for example.

From my own period of research, one reads of Richard I leading the amphibious assault on Jaffa without leg armour. The chronicler puts it down to him seizing the moment, but the old soldier in me puts it down to him having the good sense to reduce the risk of drowning  lol
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 24, 2015, 01:29:38 PM
My brother went to the medieval fair in Telgte Germany and send me some pictures. If you want to see more for painting or conversion inspiration go here:
https://wargamesgazette.wordpress.com/inspiration/

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/tomrommel/25.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/tomrommel/media/25.jpg.html)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/tomrommel/10.jpg) (http://s22.photobucket.com/user/tomrommel/media/10.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 24, 2015, 01:47:55 PM
Quote from: tomrommel

[URL=http://s22.photobucket.com/user/tomrommel/media/25.jpg.html
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b317/tomrommel/25.jpg)[/URL]

Was ist das???  ??? ??? ???

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: tomrommel1 on August 24, 2015, 01:50:05 PM
looks like a spell caster from frostgrave to me ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 24, 2015, 01:51:05 PM
looks like a spell caster from frostgrave to me ;)

Frost what?  ;) ;) ;)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 25, 2015, 12:29:48 PM
Was ist das???  ??? ??? ???

Darrell.
Catweazel´s brother?
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 25, 2015, 12:31:20 PM
New for the woman who has everything
(http://uiimages.parfumo.de/5/3/62995_3debc6ef47c1edf0d9b39dfc1e56ff6f.jpg)

it´s real...
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/2015/08/decapitation/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 25, 2015, 05:46:04 PM
Catweazel´s brother?

Or Stig of the Dump!   lol lol

I'm guessing the the tinker posted a pic of a tinker.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 25, 2015, 07:32:01 PM
Medieval 3D walkaround anyone?
http://www.timeref.com/3dindex.htm
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 25, 2015, 08:01:59 PM
Medieval 3D walkaround anyone?
http://www.timeref.com/3dindex.htm

Luckily Chrome cannot run the app otherwise that might have been bye bye to my painting session! :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2015, 07:57:29 AM
Same happened to me..but then I switched to Firefox.  :)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 26, 2015, 08:47:15 AM
Same happened to me..but then I switched to Firefox.  :)

I haven't got Firefox downloaded.....

OT but is it worth me doing it? In general I mean?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on August 26, 2015, 10:10:27 AM
Bit of fun more than anything else. Don´t expect an adventure based Scenario or stunning graphics..for instance there´s no Sound.
The idea is a good one..I´d like to see an in depth medieval game with more  of a normal carry on than the usual hack-n-slash based ones.
Mind you...hack-n-slash has it´s merits..I´ve lost Count of the number of times I´ve conquered the whole world in MTW.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on August 27, 2015, 05:25:21 AM
New for the woman who has everything
(http://uiimages.parfumo.de/5/3/62995_3debc6ef47c1edf0d9b39dfc1e56ff6f.jpg)

it´s real...
http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/2015/08/decapitation/

Makes men lose their heads.....  lol

I'll get me coat......  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 03, 2015, 06:04:12 PM
"Free"* course - Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/agincourt
*The course is free but the certificate of completion  will probably won´t be
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on September 03, 2015, 10:28:30 PM
"Free"* course - Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/agincourt
*The course is free but the certificate of completion  will probably won´t be

I enrolled a month or so ago- it's a must do as Anne Curry is one of the 'tutors'..... :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 04, 2015, 08:55:01 AM
I enrolled a month or so ago- it's a must do as Anne Curry is one of the 'tutors'..... :)

Darrell.
Oh Oh!! I was a wee bit sceptical about joining (I have) as I´ve done a  future learn thingy and TBH honest it was on the Level of a 1960´s "look and learn" article. Theories presented as fact etc, and in the same way as asking  a look and learn article a question..no answers were given.
I´ve yet to read her book but I´ve heard a Tonnage of criticism...especially about her Interpretation of the numbers involved, 3 to 4? Seems a weeeee bit low considering all the contemporary accounts.
Might be fun...at an appropiate Point, bung in the Name Jehan de Waurin  :D :D
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 04, 2015, 09:01:02 AM
Thought I´d heard her before....In our Time -  2004
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004y25q
Theories presented as fact etc,
28mins; French Battle plan
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"it seems so because it´s in the english Archive"
It seems so?? So, because it´s in the archive it MUST have been taken before the battle??
Might be fun...at an appropiate Point, bung in the Name Jehan de Waurin  :D :D
32.mins;only the english accounts are mentioned.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on September 17, 2015, 08:16:23 AM
Wilkin Brattle goes to battle...
http://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/16/review-the-bastard-executioner-pilot-parts-1-and-2/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 07, 2015, 07:16:09 PM
Medieval Lego
http://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/17/using-lego-to-show-the-history-of-medieval-england/

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You can read about 32 important individuals and episodes from England's medieval history, including the Battle of Hastings, the Signing of Magna Carta, the Peasant's Revolt and Margery Kempe
...and Robin Hood  ???

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Our education system isn’t working, and we need to find outside and intuitive ways to teach history
Adding what basically is a myth won´t help that  ::)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on October 12, 2015, 06:27:37 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/12/remains-of-henry-v-warship-believed-to-be-buried-in-hampshire
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on October 12, 2015, 09:36:59 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/12/remains-of-henry-v-warship-believed-to-be-buried-in-hampshire

Thanks for that Richard, a very interesting article and one that may contribute to knowing just how blarge Henry's armies were when they reached France.  8)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 12, 2015, 09:49:50 AM
Interesting.lthough there can´t be much left of the ship.
 Just found this on the "Holigost"
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On 20 February 1414 Soper received £100 in part payment for constructing the ‘Saint Claire of Ipsam’ and, two days later, £100 towards the construction of the ‘Holigost’. In the summer of 1414 he received a further £496 4s 2d towards the construction of the ‘Holigost’ and £20 for its cables. On 30 October 1414, £125 was given to him for the building of the ‘Saint Claire’, and in the following month a further £20 for cables for the ‘Holigost’ purchased from a roper of Bridport. In January 1415 further work was carried on the ‘Holigost’. This included the painting of swans, antelopes and coats of arms on the ship. These ships were well armed, with an inventory of 1416 for the Holigost, including 7 cannons, 14 bows, 91 sheaves of arrows, 6 crossbows, 3 pole-axes and 27 bascinets (helmets).
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on October 12, 2015, 09:51:45 AM
Interesting.lthough there can´t be much left of the ship.
 Just found this on the "Holigost"

Excellent! I don't know where you pluck this info from but it's all good for me :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 12, 2015, 09:57:41 AM
Excellent! I don't know where you pluck this info from but it's all good for me :)

Darrell.
What´s interesting is he (Soper) getting payments for two ships..  the Clerk paying is getting confused and calls the re-named clare the holigost (and visa versa) ?

Here´s a site chokka with Agincourt stuff..you Need to search about a bit too find stuff (like the Quote about soper and the Holigost)
http://www.agincourt600.com/southampton-hampshire/

and the ships Motto was une sans pluis (not une sans plus)  ;)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 12, 2015, 10:01:56 AM
What´s interesting is he (Soper) getting payments for two ships..  the Clerk paying is getting confused and calls the re-named clare the holigost (and visa versa) ?
or a different Holigost (holighost)
https://books.google.de/books?id=WfODMIsqtTQC&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186&dq=Holigost&source=bl&ots=OFlruu8EOg&sig=-GrQnj5gOg4A7qy_NcfHhqWoNks&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCDgKahUKEwiJudniybzIAhVL1ywKHdayAIM#v=onepage&q=Holigost&f=false
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on October 14, 2015, 04:54:16 PM
Latest installment (sorry could't help myself) of the working in of the Perry diorama at the Tower:

http://blog.royalarmouries.org/2015/agincourt-600-shaping-the-battlefield-with-david-marshall/

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Paul on October 14, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
Neat, the top pic Shows how huge the dio is :o
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on October 14, 2015, 05:05:30 PM
Neat, the top pic Shows how huge the dio is :o

I'm off down to London soon so hopefully they will let me take some pics for my personal collection.... hopefully that is :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: pocoloco on December 11, 2015, 08:03:22 PM
New location for the battle of Crécy:

http://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/29/new-location-for-the-battle-of-crecy-discovered/

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on December 12, 2015, 12:16:34 AM
New location for the battle of Crécy:
http://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/29/new-location-for-the-battle-of-crecy-discovered/

What?

Um... perhaps. I don't know the area.

After all, some years ago I thought (and still think) that I had probably found the correct location of a 1342 battle on the Morlaix - Lanmeur road (in Brittany), but nobody cares about it...  :-X
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on December 12, 2015, 10:23:13 AM
It's actually quite old news. A book has already been published on the subject not so long ago.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Devoted of Slaanesh on January 21, 2016, 01:55:00 PM
Solving the "Longbow Puzzle": why did France and Scotland keep their inferior crossbows?

http://boingboing.net/2016/01/20/solving-the-longbow-puzzle.html
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on January 21, 2016, 02:53:27 PM
Solving the "Longbow Puzzle": why did France and Scotland keep their inferior crossbows?

http://boingboing.net/2016/01/20/solving-the-longbow-puzzle.html

What rubbish! At Verneuil the Scots had a large enough contingent of longbowmen for De Warenne to note the devastation that the English and Scottish archers demonstrated on one another......

How then does one explain Charles' Scottish Archer Bodyguards?

It's likely that even the Norse used the weapon, though perhaps with a different draw.

Darrell.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: jon_1066 on January 21, 2016, 03:23:02 PM
Solving the "Longbow Puzzle": why did France and Scotland keep their inferior crossbows?

http://boingboing.net/2016/01/20/solving-the-longbow-puzzle.html

That's right.  England alone was a beacon of stability during the middle ages.  The Anarchy, The 1st and 2nd Barons Wars ...  These all point to a stable country with no rebellions whatever.

What about the Welsh Longbowmen?  Was Wales not a source of rebellions?  Yet they were allowed to keep their longbows because ...?

It would also imply that a succession of Kings actively suppressed the Longbow in Scotland and France.  For which there is exactly zero evidence (the opposite in fact as pointed out above)

This is the type of thing you often see when an expert from one field brings their pitiful knowledge and towering ego to another unrelated field.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on January 21, 2016, 05:27:20 PM
For France it's true for a short period of time: late 14th - early 15th C. but there is nothing to "solve", there are historical references (although I haven't them at hand just now). Charles V encouraged the people to learn the bow, then Charles VI (the "Mad King") discouraged it - I think that Froissart (?) wrote somewhere it was because the nobles were afraid of the commoners - then Charles VII restablished it...
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Michi on November 17, 2016, 07:56:08 AM
The news yesterday: Early Anglo Saxon graveyard found
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-37940012
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on October 16, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
For France it's true for a short period of time: late 14th - early 15th C. but there is nothing to "solve", there are historical references (although I haven't them at hand just now). Charles V encouraged the people to learn the bow, then Charles VI (the "Mad King") discouraged it - I think that Froissart (?) wrote somewhere it was because the nobles were afraid of the commoners - then Charles VII restablished it...

Froissart was dead and gone by the time Charles VI was on The throne. But I do see your point my friend; in some circles chivalry was a quasi-religious way of life. There was no way that the nobility (major and minor) were going to relinquish their monopoly on all things military and allow the "pleb" to take to the field in any meaningful active way. Though this did change over time and was a major factor in the French winning the HYW and pushing the English out of France. Of course, expressing a the series of conflicts as being the "Hundred Years War" would have been meaningless to many years after the conflict. They saw it as a series of conflicts. Thus change was slow.

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Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Arlequín on November 22, 2018, 09:31:20 AM
Clearly they didn't consider the Peasant's Revolt of 1381, Jack Cade's Revolt of 1450, or the entire 15th Century after the death of Henry V, or the Tudor Age, as periods of instability.

The Assize of Arms/Statute of Winchester limited bow and armour ownership in England, to those possessing over £2 in land or goods. A bit like telling anyone earning over £20k today that they must have a rifle and to add kevlar if they were earning over £30k. Henry VIII required that the above folk lock their weapons away in a parish armoury, rather than keep them in their own homes.

Eventually we might see a study that moves away from the longbow myth and actually bases its premise on the fact that; English armies after the first years of the HYW were wholly composed of professionals and paid volunteers, while the French (including the knights) were fulfilling a feudal obligation.

Once France gets professional too with its mercenary companies and ultimately its compagnies d'ordonnance, it starts winning. The only blot are the Franc-Archers later in the century after twenty years of dereliction.

Once the French King stopped requiring nobles to attend the Army, they stayed on their estates thereafter. 'French Chivalry' became a very small number of adventurous nobles and a much larger number of second sons from armigerous families, who had no other way of making a living.

As for the longbow, it was Henry VII (iirc) that banned the crossbow as an acceptable 'bow' to bring to muster. The so-called 'archery laws' of Edward III mention bows that shot 'arrows, bolts and pellets', the last two being crossbows. Meanwhile in Northern France and the Low Countries, shooting guilds dedicated to the longbow exist alongside those for the crossbow, over almost the entirety of the Middle Ages. The equivalent of local golf clubs today and about as exclusive.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on November 23, 2018, 08:39:13 AM
Back on news...

Although this may be borderline Ancients / Medieval...

A splendid Anglo-Saxon helmet to rival Sutton Hoo

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/nov/23/ornate-gold-helmet-from-staffordshire-hoard-recreated
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Hammers on November 23, 2018, 09:06:43 AM
Back on news...

Although this may be borderline Ancients / Medieval...

A splendid Anglo-Saxon helmet to rival Sutton Hoo

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/nov/23/ornate-gold-helmet-from-staffordshire-hoard-recreated

Nice hat!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on November 01, 2019, 05:48:58 PM
An update on the Staffordshire Hoard in the news...
50 gold sword pommels  :o :o :o
And they call it the Dark Ages...
;)

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/nov/01/staffordshire-hoard-archaeologists-academic-research-gold-ornaments

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on November 01, 2019, 05:58:44 PM
An update on the Staffordshire Hoard in the news...
50 gold sword pommels  :o :o :o
And they call it the Dark Ages...
;)

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/nov/01/staffordshire-hoard-archaeologists-academic-research-gold-ornaments

Wow!

I really don't know what to add!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on February 28, 2020, 01:29:08 PM
Ob BBCiPlayer:

Saints and Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b052zxhm/saints-and-sinners-britains-millennium-of-monasteries-episode-1 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b052zxhm/saints-and-sinners-britains-millennium-of-monasteries-episode-1)
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: TWD on February 28, 2020, 05:23:35 PM
Staffordshire Horde items to be shown alongside British museum objects from the boat burial at Sutton Hoo:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hoo/features/swords-of-kingdoms-the-staffordshire-hoard-at-sutton-hoo

It's possible that some off the Staffs horde objects were made at (or near) Sutton Hoo, hence the combined exhibition.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: LordOdo on April 08, 2020, 07:48:25 PM
For the lovers of Heraldry: all the 550+ images from the 1581 edition of Le Blason des Armoiries. Contemporary handcoloured - might be useful for some!

https://metabotnik.com/projects/641/
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Vanvlak on April 09, 2020, 05:56:34 AM
For the lovers of Heraldry: all the 550+ images from the 1581 edition of Le Blason des Armoiries. Contemporary handcoloured - might be useful for some!

https://metabotnik.com/projects/641/
That is rather cool.
I wonder who was the bearer of the Three Billy Goats Gruff shield - the one with three white (silver?) goat heads with red horns on a sable shield.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Patrice on April 09, 2020, 01:55:57 PM
I wonder who was the bearer of the Three Billy Goats Gruff shield - the one with three white (silver?) goat heads with red horns on a sable shield.

 lol Superb! Not sure who it could be - it seems this book also mentions imaginary coat-of-arms.

Goat heads do not seem rare in heraldry:
http://www.blason-armoiries.org/heraldique/b/bouc.htm

...Although the meaning of a picture of billygoat(s) in a coat-of arms could raise questions about its owner... The billygoat was a symbol of lust, for example it appears in a 16th century painting symbolising the Seven capital sins in a chapel at 6 km from my home:
https://paroisseshautecornouaille.fr/patrimoine/a-la-dcouverte-de-pllauff/

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Vanvlak on April 09, 2020, 02:14:16 PM
Thanks for the links.
The Boucard arms is actually similar in design.
The chapel is splendid, as is the panel of the deadly sins.
Although I would have used a sloth for sloth :D

The symbolic use of the goat - and its links to devil symbolism too - would make it an interesting choice for a coat of arms.

However, I just realised they might be heraldic antelopes, rather than goats!
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: frank xerox on May 18, 2020, 11:39:38 AM
News From Pictland!

http://www.bajrfed.co.uk/bajrpress/tap-o-noth-new-pictish-dating-and-details-of-up-to-800-hut-platforms/

Huge new Pictish settlement uncovered in pretty much the middle of nowhere, here in the north east
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Atheling on May 18, 2020, 01:55:34 PM
News From Pictland!

http://www.bajrfed.co.uk/bajrpress/tap-o-noth-new-pictish-dating-and-details-of-up-to-800-hut-platforms/

Huge new Pictish settlement uncovered in pretty much the middle of nowhere, here in the north east

Wow! That really is a potential a game changer in terms of how we understand the Picts.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: frank xerox on May 18, 2020, 04:17:09 PM
Yup, its big isn't it? Aberdeen Uni have been carrying out a power of excavations across the north east and as far up as the Black Isle as part of their Northern Picts Project with some interesting stuff coming up. Nothing on this scale before though

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/archaeology/the-northern-picts-project-259.php

Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: Captain Blood on May 18, 2020, 05:43:51 PM
Fascinating  :-*
And what a beautiful little film.
Title: Re: Medieval News
Post by: syrinx0 on May 19, 2020, 02:16:46 AM
Neat story.  Always interesting to see how time and new technology can improve what is known about a site.