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Looking for a group round Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire

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Looking for a group round Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire but can travel to the surrounding counties.

Would prefer early to mid medieval (pre-Elizabethan)

Please let me know if anyone knows of any.

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Mind you the mid 16th century was pre Elizabethan, unless you mean Elizabeth the Queen Consort of Edward IV.
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Well if you are intrested in WoTR you can have a look at us we as a group are all round the place from one end to other, but mainly round Staffordshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire. Have a look at our web site.
http://www.bucks-retinue.org.uk/

You can look at other groups via the Wars of the Roses Federaion site :-
http://www.et-tu.com/wotrf1/cgi-bin/ind ... pages.html

Or you can look at Livery & Maintenance site
http://www.et-tu.com/livery/cgi-bin/mod ... ILE=groups
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The Feudal Archers have some people in this area.
www.feudalarchers.org

We only do living history though and most of us can shoot a bow (but not compulsory)

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Theres Wryngwurm In Bedfordshire - Viking
Us Swaert Bord - Englsic (saxon)
Hwicce in Milton Keynes - Viking Saxon mix

we all belong to the Vikings.
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Although not a local (as in any particular county) society, CONQUEST cover 1066 through 1300. So we cover most of the early medieval period.

Most re-enactment groups travel the length of the country for events so it doesn't really make any difference if the society you join is local or national as the events are nationwide.

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knight1066 wrote:CONQUEST cover 1066 through 1300. So we cover most of the early medieval period.
You don't you know...you really, really don't. :wink:
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Okay I meant a large section of the early medieval period. 200+ years

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knight1066 wrote:Okay I meant a large section of the early medieval period. 200+ years

Happy now........? :oops:
Nope. :wink:

Early medieval is (roughly) 410-1066...1100 at a push.

What you do is a big chunk of high medieval.

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Medicus Matt wrote:Early medieval is (roughly) 410-1066...1100 at a push.
Really? Because on Time Team Tony Robinson calls that the Dark Ages.

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Fox wrote:
Really? Because on Time Team Tony Robinson calls that the Dark Ages.
And he calls you 'Special Lover'.
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Fox wrote:
Medicus Matt wrote:Early medieval is (roughly) 410-1066...1100 at a push.
Really? Because on Time Team Tony Robinson calls that the Dark Ages.
Most academic historians these days don't use the term Dark Ages.

Broadly speaking they refer to the period from circa. 400 to circa. 1500 as Medieval and divide it up into Early (400 to 1100), High (1100 - 1300) and Late (1300 - 1500). After circa. 1500 your into the Early Modern period.

No terms are exact of course and archeocologists seem to use different ones. On Time Team for example they refer to the Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Medieval and Post Medieval periods.

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Simon Atford wrote:
Most academic historians these days don't use the term Dark Ages.
:roll:

He knows. He was just seeing if he could get my head to explode.

I've got an 'early medieval' subcategorisation chart that I devised somewhere...breaks it down into 5 different time periods of mud-eating.
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Simon Atford wrote:
Most clever people who're not trying to annoy Matt, don't use the term Dark Ages.
Edited that for you. :wink:
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Medicus Matt wrote:He nose. He was just seeing if he could get my head to explode.
Just correct that for you.

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Medicus Matt wrote:
I've got an 'early medieval' subcategorisation chart that I devised somewhere...breaks it down into 5 different time periods of mud-eating.
Does it go something like:

Unbelievably Early Medieval, Very Early Medieval, Quite Early Medieval, Fairly Early Medieval and Not That Early At All Medieval :?:

In all fairnes Tony Robinson probbally does know that the term 'Dark Ages' is rather outdated but probbally uses it because he (or the producers) think it will be the term most MOPs will understand.

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Simon Atford wrote:
Does it go something like:

Unbelievably Early Medieval, Very Early Medieval, Quite Early Medieval, Fairly Early Medieval and Not That Early At All Medieval :?:
Ermmm...

early Early medieval 410-597
early-middle Early medieval 597-800
middle-middle Early medieval 800-900
late-middle Early medieval 900-978
late Early medieval 978-1066

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Medicus Matt wrote:
Ermmm...

early Early medieval 410-597
early-middle Early medieval 597-800
middle-middle Early medieval 800-900
late-middle Early medieval 900-978
late Early medieval 978-1066

Slow day at work.
And after that you could have something like:

Early High Medieval 1066 - 1154
Middle High Medieval 1154 - 1216
Late High Medieval 1216 - 1300

Late Medieval could be divided up into Early Late Medieval (1300 - 1350), Middle Late Medieval (1350 - 1422) and Late Late Medieval (1422 -1500).

Work in progess.

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Stop it now or you'll get a smacked bottom.
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Promises promises :twisted:

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