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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2013, 06:00:38 AM »
Pretty cool
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2013, 08:07:39 PM »
A video about Armour..how flexible and light it was.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2013, 02:00:08 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

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2013, 04:23:42 PM »
A video about Armour..how flexible and light it was.

That was fun, thanks.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2013, 08:29:31 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.

Offline max

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2013, 03:42:45 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.  :)

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2013, 07:10:06 PM »
Viking women´s social status underestimated ?
http://sciencenordic.com/don%E2%80%99t-underestimate-viking-women

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 09:33:50 PM »

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 09:37:00 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

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2013, 07:04:58 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/

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2013, 08:37:17 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

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2013, 10:06:19 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

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2013, 09:25:10 PM »

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2013, 12:31:33 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

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.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2013, 05:04:53 PM »
I reckon I´m a bit too old for moving and trying to build a house but it does look very attractive.

 

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