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Looking for a group round Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:16 pm
by darkryder2001
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.

Thanks


Dean

technoir@inmail24.com

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:22 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Mind you the mid 16th century was pre Elizabethan, unless you mean Elizabeth the Queen Consort of Edward IV.

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:24 pm
by James The Archer
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
Hope this is of help

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:59 pm
by Eve
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)

Eve

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:03 am
by Gyrthofhwicce
Theres Wryngwurm In Bedfordshire - Viking
Us Swaert Bord - Englsic (saxon)
Hwicce in Milton Keynes - Viking Saxon mix

we all belong to the Vikings.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:18 am
by knight1066
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.

www.angevin.org

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:03 am
by Medicus Matt
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:

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:11 am
by knight1066
Okay I meant a large section of the early medieval period. 200+ years

Happy now........? :oops:

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:16 am
by Medicus Matt
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.

Nigel will send somebody along shortly to take you away for re-education.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:23 am
by Fox
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.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:29 am
by Medicus Matt
Fox wrote:
Really? Because on Time Team Tony Robinson calls that the Dark Ages.
And he calls you 'Special Lover'.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:38 am
by Simon Atford
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.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:40 am
by Medicus Matt
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.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:44 am
by Medicus Matt
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:

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:09 pm
by Fox
Medicus Matt wrote:He nose. He was just seeing if he could get my head to explode.
Just correct that for you.

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:31 pm
by Simon Atford
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.

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:07 am
by Medicus Matt
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

Slow day at work.

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:04 am
by Simon Atford
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.

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:28 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Stop it now or you'll get a smacked bottom.

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 6:05 pm
by Simon Atford
Promises promises :twisted: