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by Redbullgivesuwind
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Does anyone offer a medieval hawking experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 4052

Does anyone offer a medieval hawking experience?

Hi

I am wondering if anyone offers a medieval hawking experience at all? So you hunt with hawks as they did, wear the relevant costumes etc.

I think this would be a fun thing for my partner and I to do.
by Redbullgivesuwind
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shieldmaidens
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: Viking Shieldmaidens

But there is a massive difference in the quality of the evidence. The sources we have for the tent are actual pictures showing their use by people from that period. However, for female warriors we have weapons and armour in graves. But that doesn't confirm if they were worn by that person, put in se...
by Redbullgivesuwind
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shieldmaidens
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: Viking Shieldmaidens

Hi Neil I have exactly the same problem with sail awnings used by groups because there is no evidence. As Medicus MAtt has pointed out the fact that we have illustrations in manuscripts is exactly the hard evidence I would want or numerous references from a historical authority. Because there is non...
by Redbullgivesuwind
Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shieldmaidens
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: Viking Shieldmaidens

Hi Niel I can certainly see that my arguement does come across as that view point. However, I feel your arguement risks imposing 21st century views on to a society that was undoubtably a patriarchy. While I do not disagree that the items found in the graves are weapons. We simple have no overtly rel...
by Redbullgivesuwind
Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shieldmaidens
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: Viking Shieldmaidens

Hi Neil Yes I am aware of them, all excellent reading. However, sagas are never the most reliable source for any information. While sometimes they can have references that we can collaborate with other sources and therefore are true. Most of the time they have been exaggerated or are influenced by t...
by Redbullgivesuwind
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Black Leather ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Re: Black Leather ?

Well it was very dark so you could never have seen someone wearing it......sorry I couldn't resist :$
by Redbullgivesuwind
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shieldmaidens
Replies: 13
Views: 4069

Re: Viking Shieldmaidens

In regards to the graves that have been found with weapons and armour. Repton Wood is a good one with three female "warriors". However, I am not sure they were wielding these about the battlefield. More that these were status symbols for wealthy and powerful women. By having their husbands...
by Redbullgivesuwind
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildford
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Re: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildf

Hi everyone,

Thank you for all your replies. These are defiantly exactly what I was looking for.I will have a look at all the websites and see what is easy to get to/in my area.

I am greatful for all the pointers

Jon
by Redbullgivesuwind
Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildford
Replies: 7
Views: 3025

Looking for early medieval reenactment group near Guildford

Hi I am looking at getting back into reenactment after falling out of it for a while. I am specifically looking for any groups based in guildford covering 900 to 1100 or possibly earlier. A google search throws up little in my area. I am also looking to learn some English martial arts. I know there ...

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