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Torsten F.H. Wilke




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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Medieval Battle Records Project To Go Online         Reply with quote

Excerpt from BBC News (news.bbc.co.uk), page last updated at 18:24 GMT, Monday, 20 July 2009 19:24 UK


Medieval battle records go online

The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers -
including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt -
have gone online.


The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries,
sickness records and who was knighted.

The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece
together details of their lives.

Thomas, Lord Despenser is the youngest soldier on the database, whose
career began when he was aged just 12 in 1385.

Elsewhere, the career of Thomas Gloucestre, who fought at Agincourt, can be
traced over 43 years and includes campaigns in Prussia and Jerusalem.

'Remarkable survival'

The website is the product of a research project by Professor Anne Curry
of the University of Southampton and Dr Adrian Bell of the University of Reading.

Dr Bell said: "The service records survive because the English exchequer had
a very modern obsession with wanting to be sure that the government's money
was being spent as intended.

"Therefore we have the remarkable survival of indentures for service detailing the
forces to be raised, muster rolls showing this service and naming every soldier
from duke to archer."

He said accounts from captains showing how funds were spent and entries detailing
when the exchequer requested the payments can be found.

The free-to-use website, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council,
also shows which soldiers rode the furthest.

Link:
http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/


Enjoy, I certainly hope I cited correctly, and that this isn't a repost...


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is that the same as what's being discussed here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=17105

or here?

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=11639

Happy

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Torsten F.H. Wilke




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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul, 2009 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh well, I guess it was actually two year old news. Blush

Thanks for pointing that out Chad, I was trying to substantially contribute to the site for once, lol ...
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