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Offline Welf VIII.

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Medieval News
« on: August 01, 2012, 09:06:47 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

Forgotten Gargoyles and Devils found in Norfolk

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

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 06:45:11 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?
2018 Lead Tally: Purchased=81  Painted=18     Balance=-63
2017 Lead Tally: Purchased=45   Painted=80   Balance=+35
2016 Lead Tally: Purchased=196 Painted=173  Balance=-23

Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 05:15:12 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.
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Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 07:21:52 PM »
This link is pretty good for Medieval "news"
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 07:24:42 PM by Paul »
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 05:20:57 PM »

Offline Welf VIII.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 08:04:05 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

As for books, dirt can be very interesting indeed:
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
« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 08:20:18 AM by Welf VIII. »

Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 03:23:15 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!!!!

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,



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

Thanks
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« Last Edit: August 16, 2012, 07:47:38 PM by Neldoreth »

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 03:50:49 AM »
Anyone that thinks womenfolk are more dossal has never met my mom or dated the females I have.  ::)
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Offline Little Odo

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 01:08:08 PM »
Very interesting - can you give some references to the sources used please

Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 07:48:36 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
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Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 07:57:53 PM »
Big Icelandic festival in Gimli, MA, Canada last weekend. Apparently many were out hacking and slashing!



http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/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 ;)

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 08:51:54 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


The volcano report is pretty amazing!

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2012, 02:19:16 PM »

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 01:29:15 PM »
Sounds like he had a bit of a rough time!

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Re: Medieval News
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