Category: medieval

It’s really time that I get some of my credits…

It’s really time that I get some of my credits mounted on helms again. #medieval #helmet #crest #heraldry #arms #eagle
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It’s an action packed school holidays. #mediev…

It’s an action packed school holidays. #medieval #schoolholidays #queensland #sunshinecoast #kidsfun #familyouting #allages #knights #chivalry
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My new program for the castle is available at …

My new program for the castle is available at www.sunshinecastle.com, with a new selection of talks and displays including my new “Virtues of Chivalry” from12pm every day that I’m at the castle. Check the website for more details, including the double trouble pass that will get you entry into the castle twice during the holidays for the price of one admission per person. Conditions apply. #medieval #sunshinecoast #blibli #maroochydore #holidays #schoolholidays #summer #christmas #newyear #weekends #queensland #thingstodo #familyfun
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I love rain. It’s my favourite weather event. …

I love rain. It’s my favourite weather event. #medieval #rain
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Oh dear Jon. Not again. Go and get yourself fi…

Oh dear Jon. Not again. Go and get yourself fixed up. #medieval #booboo #owie #ouchie
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Let the siege begin. 😊Kids (and big kids) can…

Let the siege begin. 😊Kids (and big kids) can have a play with these fun toys at the castle today. #medieval #castle #toys #wood
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An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The …

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Now updated to include The Former County of

Lübeck renamed as The County of Flandres and The Former Duchy of Mousillon redubbed as The County of Mousillon. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I fulfill the roles of monarchs and lords each with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While many of the kingdoms and empires in the low fantasy setting of my creative project do not have exact equivalents in medieval or early modern European History, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent to The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European History.

The latest escutcheon I designed for Teddy Ver…

The latest escutcheon I designed for Teddy Verstraet, a friend in France. Now updated to include the latest name of his estate in the setting of my creative project. Escutcheon for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of heavily armoured and mounted knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and my friends and family fulfill the roles of members of royal and aristocratic houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at their disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Von Verstraet is the ruling family of The County Flandres and one of the great vassals of House Maher of Aquitaine. While many of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project have no exact equivalents in medieval and early modern European History, House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine are my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European History.

A glimpse of the rooftops from the castle batt…

A glimpse of the rooftops from the castle battlements. They are predicting rain tomorrow which usually means a busy day. Can’t wait! #medieval #castle #rain #summer #sunshinecoast
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Jean Dorsenne, Duke of Auvergne. Nicknamed &…

Jean Dorsenne, Duke of Auvergne. Nicknamed “The Angel of Death” by his contemporaries, Jean Dorsenne is both the head of House Dorsenne and The Current Duke of Auvergne. One of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Jean Dorsenne is one of the finest generals amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. His excellence with military strategy and his charisma as a military leader won him a more or less friendly rivalry with Theo Percheron, The Duke of Caenesse and The Current Head of House Percheron. Amongst the great families of Aquitainian Nobility, it is the tradition of House Dorsenne of Auvergne to produce the finest infantrymen outside the Royal Army of Aquitaine itself. It is said that both the musketeers and pikemen of House Dorsenne of Auvergne are one of the few infantrymen in The Kingdom of Aquitaine who can surpass the quality and discipline of the infantry of The Royal Army of House Maher of Aquitaine themselves. Apart from his military genius, his charisma on the battlefield, and the military tradition of his duchy and he. Jean Dorsenne is a swordsman almost without peer. It is said that his excellence with the sword is on par with both Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil and Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Reputed to be the finest swordsmen amongst the current great lords in The Kingdom of Aquitaine. This illustration was made as a gift for Jean Dorsenne, a friend in France.