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Grayson C.




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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Historical Funnies         Reply with quote

I've got no idea if this thread will work, but I really hope it does.

myArmoury has an absolutely vast store of knowledge due to the multitude of members here. We've got swordmakers, sword historians, sword fighters, sword owners, and everything else. I thought it would be an interesting idea to see if we can't harness this knowledge for a more humorous approach to the study of history.

Basically what I'm asking the myArmoury community for would be ANYTHING in history you find intertaining, something that would get a chuckle out of anyone regardless of their appreciation for history. Preferably fact, but I guess theories or unconfirmed information is just as good.

The goal here is to get a few good laughs while still learning Happy

Have fun! I'm really interested to see where this will go!
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Chad Arnow
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have moved this topic to the Off-topic Talk forum.

Please note the description for this forum:

"Discussions of general history and other miscellaneous topics relating to arms and armour that do not specifically fit our other forums"

Thank you.

Happy

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Grayson C.




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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eep, terribly sorry about that Chad.

I completely forgot that!
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L. Bailey





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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://home.nycap.rr.com/useless/william_the_conqueror/index.html


Not excactly the most historical source, but the story is true, of course. I think we all know that one.
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Jared Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jan, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I recommend getting a translation of the biography of William Marshal. He lived an interesting life, mostly among households that did not wholly welcome him. Humorous anecdotes (tales of tournament mishaps, etc.) run pretty well through his chronicle, and were one of his primary tools of diffusing tensions within the various settings throughout his life.
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