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Battle cries Battle of Lewes 1264

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:00 pm
by Swordsofalbion
Any offers of what would have been the battle cries of the opposing armies at the Battle of Lewes 1264. All answers will be included on the field and verbally extended to those all around 17th & 18th May 2014.

Re: Battle cries Battle of Lewes 1264

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:58 am
by Brother Ranulf
The various copies of the manuscript Flores Historiarum are near-contemporary with the battle - one can be found on page 494 of this on-line version:

http://archive.org/stream/floreshistori ... 1/mode/2up

The account is headed "De miserabili conflictu inter regem Angliae et barones suos apud Lewes"

If your Latin is reasonable you will see that there is no mention of any battlefield shouts or chanting, so we can not say with any firm historical basis that there were any; Hollywood has a great deal to answer for.