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Offline max

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #120 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

Offline painterman

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #121 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...  :)

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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.”

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #122 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  :-[
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #124 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

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2013, 09:17:51 AM »
Bread in the medieval period, recipes and the St Anthonyīs Fire
http://www.medievalists.net/2013/07/04/bread-in-the-middle-ages/

Offline moonshado

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #126 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.

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #127 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

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #128 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)

Offline Patrice

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #129 on: July 07, 2013, 03:44:20 PM »
I didn't know this picture. Interesting. They played in underpants.

Offline moonshado

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #130 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.

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #131 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

Offline Paul

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #132 on: July 08, 2013, 05:15:16 PM »

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #133 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/

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #134 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/