Warfare through the Centuries Discussions (40)

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Warfare in the History of William the Marshal by DRM_peter

William the Marshal, earl of Pembroke, was one of the most noteworthy knights of the Middle Ages. After almost being killed by King Stephen…

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0 Jan 7, 2014

Espionage and Intelligence from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation By Medievalists.net – January 11, 2011

 Espionage and Intelligence from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation By Ian Arthurson Nottingham Medieval Studies, Vol.35 (1991) Intro…

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0 Jan 2, 2014


Buffe Piccinino, Lucio Place of origin:Milan, Italy (made) Date:ca. 1590 (made) Artist/Maker:Piccinino, Lucio (possibly, maker) Mat…

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0 Apr 5, 2012

Byzantium and Islam

Byzantine castles: 6th century AD Fortification is as old as urban living, with Jericho's tower dating back to about 8000 BC, but its purpo…

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0 Feb 27, 2011

Greece & Rome

Greek citizen armies: from the 7th century BC The citizens of the Greek city statesare free men - mainly small farmers, or merchants and ar…

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0 Feb 26, 2011

Military History and Warfare: The Crusades: The Battle of Hattin 1187 by Alex

For nearly ninety years, the Franks had held the Holy Land for Western Christendom. The Kingdom of Jerusalem had formed the centrepiece…

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0 Feb 25, 2011

Medes and Persians

The cavalry of the Medes: 7th century BC The Assyrian war machine is eventually toppled (in 612) as much by accumulated resentment, particu…

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0 Feb 25, 2011

Unconventional Animals in the History of Warfare By Alexander J. Knights

Throughout history copious kinds of animals have played their part in war, some seeing more action than others. While horses are seen as th…

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0 Feb 24, 2011


Preliminary skirmishes Fighting between primitive tribes consists either of raids on rival settlements (where surprise is important,…

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0 Feb 24, 2011

Military History and Warfare: The purchase of Commissions in the British army by Alex

Up until the ‘Cardwell reforms’ of 1871, it was common practice for officers in the British army to buy and sell their commissions. The…

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0 Feb 23, 2011



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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.


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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.

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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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