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by behanner
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Canon Law
Replies: 25
Views: 4752

A couple of things. Firstly ordeals in Canon Law cease after Latern IV (1215) which defines the late medieval church in much the same way Trent defines the Tridentine Church. By that point Canon Law is solidly based on Roman Law ideas which are very different then the ideas of English Common Law. Un...
by behanner
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: So what did they wear underneath?
Replies: 30
Views: 4339

The women's underwear arguement came up on the 75 years list several years ago so I went and researched it and there actually are medieval recipies for making tampons from the later middle ages. Unfortunately I don't think I have any copies of them but I know a library that does and a friend that ha...
by behanner
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Library Thing
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Library Thing

Some of you are likely familiar with this but others may not be. http://www.librarything.com is a website for cataloging your personal library and you can create groups and communties and see what books other people have and what not. Charlotte posted about LibraryThing selling a barcode scanner cal...
by behanner
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

Here is the problem, the remnants of practices don't actually make the people not Christians. A much better place to study this phenomenon is in Mexico because there have been fewer centuries to get rid of those practices and there is much less interest in reviving old practices for their own sake w...
by behanner
Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

I did not actually render it, I 'borrowed' it from an online source. It has become not uncommon if not common to use just the 3 for the 'Yogh' as the 'Thorn' or Þ is alread contained in standard fonts. As people reading it who read middle english know what it is. Some put it in italics so I will loo...
by behanner
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

I posted the Lay Folks Catechism on my site.

http://everyman.mediumaevum.com/
by behanner
Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

I believe the deffinition of Catholic is 'one baptized and who is fully in communion with the Catholic Church on earth, being joined with Christ in its visible structure by the bonds of 1) profession of faith 2)the sacrements 3) and eccelsiastical govenence. That is the definition that the Church o...
by behanner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

Not wanting to put to fine a point on it but you know this is wrong don't you? And kind of insulting to the vast myriad of folks who died in the various wars of religion, Civil wars, 30 years wars etc, fighting because these groups were different and shouldn't be lumped together under the Catholic ...
by behanner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

Why bother getting the language of Mass accurate, if you don't even know how to speak the everyday words of the culture you're portraying? This is the intriguing thing, re. 'doing' any period, medieval or earlier... That anything said by anyone is not in the true 'language' of that time. Now if I s...
by behanner
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

I think we need to also understand that people whilst more religious than now did not always go to church for mass every sunday, and IIRC only needed to confess once or twice a year. This is one of the major problems with religion and many other aspects of culture is that we often take what we read...
by behanner
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11933

tim is right, the first part of Duffy's book is a good place to start but unfortuantely it really doesn't go into many of the details that someone doing living history needs to flesh out religion in daily life and even then religion is such an intrigal part of culture that it is hard to even seperat...
by behanner
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vegetables, Herbs, Dyeplants etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 4007

You could grow poppies. :D

Dunno if they were grown in England but they were in Lubeck, and they could be illegal though. But could be great fun.
by behanner
Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4677

Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain

A good number of Americans are coming over to the Battle of Hastings re-enactment this year and I was wondering if it is generally considered the best medieval battle re-enactment in britain or if maybe Bosworth or some other battle ranks more highly.
by behanner
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Old Archery Laws?
Replies: 14
Views: 3319

JC Milwr wrote:Bear in mind the labour government repealed a lot of old laws in around 2001. They even got rid of our last capital offenses withour anyone noticing :(


Does that mean that treason isn't a capital offense there?
by behanner
Wed May 03, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wanted: Warwick Effigy
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Most of those we were aware of. What we are really looking for is like 30-100 photos covering any armour detail that could possibly be photographed along with overall shots from every angle. This is such a heavily referenced harness that we would like to have as much information on it as possible. U...
by behanner
Wed May 03, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wanted: Warwick Effigy
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Wanted: Warwick Effigy

A friend of mine is looking for a lot of detailed photos of the Effigy of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick especially the legs. If anyone is in the area and has a digital camera and is willing to help please let me know. My friend and I both have hard to find information on late medieval armour th...
by behanner
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: TurbaFerox wintercamp
Replies: 15
Views: 3818

Berny,

Your group is too cool!!! Winter events and Pilgrimages just plain too cool!!!

Brent
by behanner
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5514

That is not really true. The corrupt Monk/Friar is an Archetype and is not very indicative of reality. A good comparison, which I'm guessing yall have heard, is that Catholic Priests, atleast in the US, are pedophiles. While there certainly were/are Catholic priests who were/are pedophiles the numbe...
by behanner
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15807

I have mostly stayed out of this because it really isn't my buisness but I'd like to suggest an idea. First off people tend to deal with criticism best when couched within positive terms instead of negative terms. So perhaps instead of asking "What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?" we should ask "What ...
by behanner
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use Our Internet Relay Chat Channel (IRC) for faster answers
Replies: 1
Views: 1775

Does anyone ever go in there?
by behanner
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Festival of History-Kelmarsh Hall
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Festival of History-Kelmarsh Hall

I am looking for good photos of the buildings at the Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall. I have found one or two but the person who was going to take some photos for me was unable.

Any help would be very welcome.

Brent

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