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Re: Introduction

... Phil Marshall - Rapier/sidesword James Marwood - Cunningham's walking stick method. Stevie Thurston - A working interpretation of Add MS 30564. (English longsword) Claus Sørensen - Hans Talhoffer's Halfsword and mortschlag techniques. Martin Austwick - The Third Governor; Silver's single hand ...
by Sekhemet
Tue May 20, 2008 4:55 pm
 
Forum: European Historical Combat Guild
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 14
Views: 22831

Re: Greek Drinking Song

That's pretty cool, do you know which publication that's under. I can't seem to find a lot of Greek books with both the English and ancient Greek, other than plays. I think the pronouncy goes like; ugainein men ariston andri thneto, deuteron de kalon phuan genesthai, to triton de ploutein ...
by femgeek
Thu May 15, 2008 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Greek Drinking Song
Replies: 4
Views: 5153

Re: Regarding the Glib

... Inc." The OED says, "A thick mass of matted hair on the forehead and over the eyes, formerly worn by the Irish." My modern Irish/English dictionary translates glib as "Fringe". Irenius attacks the glib, the Irishman's long hair, like a woman's, which enables him to disguise ...
by finnobreanan
Thu May 15, 2008 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Regarding the Glib
Replies: 9
Views: 15056

Re: Celts - How do you define a people?

... the Irish, Welsh and Scottish, to assert an identity that was not Anglo Saxon, and had a separate history and set of cultural influences than the English. In a way, James is right. The celtic identity that emerged has certainly allowed people from other countries in the western Islands of europe ...
by Billy
Wed May 14, 2008 11:28 am
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Celts - How do you define a people?
Replies: 19
Views: 29378

Re: Celts - How do you define a people?

... together of evidence that put us into this Celtic mess. Until quite recently it was vastly easier to travel by boat than by land. The Irish Sea, English Channel, and Bay of Biscay would have been catalysts of interaction and trade. Is it that hard to believe that the 'Celtic' languages are so ...
by RecycledViking
Wed May 14, 2008 11:22 am
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Celts - How do you define a people?
Replies: 19
Views: 29378

Re: Regarding the Glib

... know - long enough to hide the 'thievish countenance' in the aspects of the faces of our Gaelic forebears - at least according to the long term English tourists of the time. Asides this - and I don't have the book to hand right now - but I'm pretty sure that prior to the Statutes of Kilkenny ...
by Swifty
Mon May 12, 2008 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Regarding the Glib
Replies: 9
Views: 15056

Event List 2008

... June Event: Hillsborough Fort Description: A multi-period event with live battle re-enactments from across the ages including US Civil War,Vikings,English Civil War,WW2 and beyond 21-22nd June Event: UMVC Show Loughbrickland Description: Nice show on the banks of the lake with Amphibious vehicles ...
by rinuccini
Sun May 11, 2008 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Wartime Living History Association
Topic: Event List 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 8807

Re: Irish Leather Helmet MK4

... My suggestion is to rivet the leather to all the metal bands, from top to bottom, and around the rim too. It eliminates the need for stitching. Ed English has a cracking helmet that's made from leather panels riveted to a metal frame. Can't remember who made it. Might have been Pete Seymour, but ...
by Billy
Thu May 08, 2008 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Irish Leather Helmet MK4
Replies: 34
Views: 39853

Re: Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre

More here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7386720.stm Display was organised by Boyd from Irish Arms and we had English, French, Italian and Dutch re-enactors as well as Irish both north and south. The security was laughable, the guy with the metal detector looked at ...
by rinuccini
Wed May 07, 2008 9:20 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: Opening of the Boyne Interpretive Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 5156

Re: The Battle of the Yellow Ford

... an Átha Buidhe) At this point, Henry Bagenal was killed by a shot through the head, further demoralising his troops and to add to the chaos, the English gun-powder store exploded, apparently ignited accidentally by the fuse of a matchlock musket. Anyone whose ever fired a matchlock, carrying ...
by rinuccini
Wed May 07, 2008 7:29 am
 
Forum: Early Modern
Topic: CÁTH BENBURB 1646 EOGHAN RUADH UÍ NEILL
Replies: 8
Views: 14243
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