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A HISTORY OF WARFARE by JOHN KEEGAN

"The written history of the world is largely a history of warfare, because the states within which we live came into existence largely thro…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 22, 2011

A History of Biological Warfare by Thomas J. Johnson

A History of Biological Warfare from 300 B.C.E. to the Present Thomas J. JohnsonAssociate Professor of Respiratory Care and Health Science…

Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things

0 Feb 22, 2011

Medieval Warfare

The following list of articles contains a huge array of information about medieval warfare. I strongly recommend that you read the followin…

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0 Feb 10, 2011

Viking-Saxon Wars: Battle of Ashdown

Date: Prince Alfred won his victory on January 8, 871. Armies & Commanders: Saxons   Prince Alfred of Wessex approx. 1,000 men Danes…

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0 Feb 3, 2011

The Battle of Grandson March 2, 1476 By THLord Ilya the Wanderer

    In the late 15th Century the Duchy of Burgundy and the confederation of cantons that would become Switzerland were both attempting to g…

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0 Jan 27, 2011

The Hundred Years War an Overview By THLord Ilya the Wanderer

 The causes of the war include French threats to English holdings on the continent and PhilipVI's aid to David Bruce when he was driven out…

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0 Jan 27, 2011

Vikings of renown

Vikings of renown Askold and Dir, legendary Varangian conquerors of Kiev. Björn Ironside, son of Ragnar Lodbrok, pillaged in Italy. Bagsec…

Started by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler

0 May 7, 2010

1600s Military History Timeline

1600s 1602 - Eighty Years' War: Maurice of Orange captures Grave 1609 - Eighty Years' War: The Twelve Years' Truce ends fighting betwe…

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0 Mar 10, 2010

1400s & 1500s Military History Timeline

1400s July 20, 1402 - Ottoman-Timurid Wars: Timur wins the Battle of Ankara July 21, 1403 - Britain: Henry IV wins the Battle of Shrew…

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0 Mar 10, 2010

1200s & 1300s Military History Timeline

1200s 1202-1204 - Fourth Crusade: Crusaders intend to strike at the Holy Land through Egypt, but instead sack Constantinople 1203-1205…

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0 Mar 10, 2010

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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