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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2013, 08:18:11 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.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2013, 05:46:56 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.  ;)

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Richard III conclusion Monday 4 February
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2013, 09:02:20 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
 

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2013, 07:58:18 PM »
I knew the truck didn´t want to hit me...it had dodge written on the front

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2013, 11:38:24 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)


….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)

…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.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2013, 12:19:44 AM »
….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)

…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!

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2013, 11:48:08 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

Beyond reasonable doubt, the remains are that of King Richard III. Exciting!
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2013, 12:53:16 PM »
Awesome, just need to 'Jurassic Park' his DNA now and use him to get royalty back on track!  :D

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2013, 01:09:49 PM »
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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
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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2013, 07:38:02 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.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #56 on: February 04, 2013, 09:28:58 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.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #57 on: February 04, 2013, 10:21:33 PM »
Has there been any talk of the funeral?
A really big wake seems in order.

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2013, 10:25:57 PM »
An internment at Leicester Cathedral, I am not sure how big this will be.....

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Re: Medieval News
« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2013, 10:28:56 PM »
Leicester's not far from me. May go see the exhibit of they do one.

 

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