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Battle of Dun Nechtain (May 20th 685) – A Pict…

Battle of Dun Nechtain (May 20th 685) – A Pictish stone at Aberlemno Church yard

Relief is thought to depict  Battle of Dun Nechtain where  Picts defeated invading Northumbrian forces. Among the casualties was Ecgfrith, king of Northumbria. Picts and their leader Bridei III (?) are portrayed on the left and their enemies on the right.

Source: By Greenshed [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Seal of Stephen, Count of Blois (ca. 1045-1102…

Seal of Stephen, Count of Blois (ca. 1045-1102)

Stephen was one of the leaders of the first crusade. The count’s reputation was tarnished though  by the fact that he fled Syria during the long siege of Antiochia. Stephen returned to Holy Land in  1101 and was killed at the second  battle of Ramla (19.5.1102)

Source: By Roger de Gaignières [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I love this photo because it reminds me of the…

I love this photo because it reminds me of the good times I had later that day. My lodgings was a 14thC Inn that was turned into a well to do farm house in the 15th and then off I trotted to Windsor Castle, just 5 minutes away. Bliss. These are things I live for! #medieval #castle #windsor #unitedkingdom #england #britain #berkshire #kingsandqueens #history #14thcentury

“In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fath…

“In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers bury their sons.” – Herodotus

signorformica: The kiss of Judas. Brother P…

signorformica:

The kiss of Judas. Brother Philipp illumination. Regensburg ~ ca.1400 Getty Museum. 

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Our Living History group is looking for new me…

Our Living History group is looking for new members. DM me for more info. #medieval #livinghistory #reenactment #combat #hmb #hema #larp #hobby #history

My alchemist costume inspiration. I must admit…

My alchemist costume inspiration. I must admit, I’ve not been doing much alchemy this last 6 months or so, even though it has always been a crowd favourite. Anyone here want to see more alchemy? #medieval #alchemy #magic #science #chemistry #history

nends: Petrus Apianus – Astronomicum Caesareu…

nends:

Petrus Apianus – Astronomicum CaesareumIngolstadt, 1540

volvelle – medieval instrument consisting of a series of concentric rotating disks, used to compute the phases of the moon and its position in relation to that of the sun

nataliakoptseva: The book of our Lord’s viney…

nataliakoptseva:

The book of our Lord’s vineyard
France ca. 1450-1470.
Bodleian, MS. Douce 134