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by Gary
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Something I've been thinking about....
Replies: 34
Views: 7742

Really that little? Could you elaborate?
by Gary
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Something I've been thinking about....
Replies: 34
Views: 7742

Death was also a economic transaction. 'Death price' being a legitimate recompense for killing someone. Now, imagine someone walking towards you, covered in silver jewellery and other finery (think Sutton Hoo belt buckle). That is a lot of wealth right there. How much are you worth? Now, granted it ...
by Gary
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26592

Hmmm, I always thought this was a SCA/Renfest thing... Quoted from the registered user are of the Armour Archive, (http://www.armourarchive.org). It probably comes from this: Richard Rieser, in his essay “Disability discrimination, the final frontier”* says that “Disabled people were often scapegoat...
by Gary
Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scots DID wear KILTS.. PRE-1600 by a long way
Replies: 95
Views: 15493

OI! Leave the Picts out of this, thank you very much!
by Gary
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pre-800AD Scot underlings
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Tricky one really. While we know what some of the later Gaelic terms were, there is no evidence they were used pre 800. All the sources from the eight century use either anachronistic Classical prototypes, or in translation later terminology is used. Welsh prototypes should be used in Pictish areas,...
by Gary
Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: picts
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

All below is my own opinion. Paul Wager = Idiot. Sorry, but to write such a lot of nonsense as the Opsrey book deserves that. Why they did not ask some one who is writing about the Picts, James Fraser for example, who wrote the book on the battle of Dunnichen woudl have beena much better choice. Pau...
by Gary
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: just starting the ball rolling
Replies: 3
Views: 3299

I agree! Properly done Bronze/early Iron age re-enacment would be quite a challange but quite good fun! In a Scottish setting it would be good to start myth busting from as far back as possible. I've always found it amusing that we know more about some forms of wepaonary from the late bronze age tha...
by Gary
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: THE BATTLE OF DUNNICHEN 685 AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

This battle has so many names Dunnichen Lin Garan Nechtamsere Dunnichen Moss and also... Duin Nechtain. This is my problem with the location. Alex Woolf, one of the most respected accedemic historians has recently pointed out that not only does Duin Nechtain not tranlate down to Dunnichen very well,...

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