Deeds of Arms and Other Matters Medieval and Otherwise
Friday, November 01, 2013
Pavilions Retaining Their Shape While Falling
From top: Morgan Bible MS M.638 (fol. 3v) Detail, 1240s, (BNF, FR 2643) Jean Froissart, Chronicles fol. 180 Flanders, Bruges 15th Century, BNF Français 364, fol. 125 (Hannibal passant les Apennins, Romuleon, c. 1485-1490), BL Royal MS 18 D II f. 82v c. 1500. and The Encampment of Henry at Marquison 18th c. copy of a 16th c. painting of Henry VIII's Boulogne campaign of 1544. Details.
I’ve been involved in medieval recreation since 1975. I contributed to a manual for living history that later grew into the book Daily Life in Chaucer’s England, and have written and illustrated several articles on the medieval tournament.
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