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Felix Dale




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2010 1:37 am    Post subject: when did the kettle helmets appear?         Reply with quote

different sources tell me different things, the earliest being the feared wikipedia telling me that they were around in england since 1011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_hat
any takes on this?

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K J Seago




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

there is one on a lewis chessman
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Felix Dale




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean ^^'
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A. Spanjer




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Lewis Chessmen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_chessmen

It's a chess set dating from the 12th century. I believe the piece Mr. Seago is referring to is this one:



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Felix Dale




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PostPosted: Sun 14 Mar, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aah, I see. thank you very much. This was very helpful
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K J Seago




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

there also is something rather strange and similar on this chessman from the same set (possibly)


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lewis chessman 4th from right

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K J Seago




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and again!


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