Category: medieval

Great to be back at the Abbey Museum of Art an…

Great to be back at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology with seniors tour groups. First a tour of St Michaels Church and it’s medieval stained glass, the museum collection and then lunch with an interactive talk debunking common myths of the Middle Ages. #medieval #museum #abbeymuseum #tours #daysout #myths
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An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouche…

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed Jon Mertz, a friend from germany. Artwork 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 mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and all my friends and I are members of royal and noble houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at our disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Mertz is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Middenland, or the former Kingdom of The Midlands under House Bartol. While bearing no exact equivalent in medieval or early modern European history, the culture, language, and traditions of The Kingdom of Middenland resembles Germanic and Czech culture during the medieval and early modern periods of European history. This is largely due to the immigration of colonists from the dominant, northern culture of The Empire of Mankind, or the “Austere” Imperials as well as the cultural assimilation of the native, Albic descent population of the former Kingdom of The Midlands. Both the colonization and cultural assimilation of the former Kingdom of The Midlands are the result of Jon Mertz’s conquest and subsequent coronation as the new “König von Middenland,” a title that has remained vacant since the extinction of House Bartol over a century ago. Designated as a “Rieter” in the lore of my creative project, the Rieter of House Mertz and The Kingdom of Middenland differ from the conventional knights of other kingdoms and empires in the sense that their martial culture and traditions diverge heavily from the traditional codes of chivalry popular in The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind, as well as having a distinct military organization and structure formulated and implemented by Jon Mertz Himself during his conquest of The Midlands. 

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Viborg castle

  • The first version of castle was allegedly built by Tyrgils Knutsson and his crusading forces in the 13th century. Nowadays many scholars don’t buy this story anymore since there is evidence that Knutsson – a high ranking Swedish official – was actually in Stockholm during the third crusade to Finland (if that ever took place). Be that as it may the castle and the city of Viborg first established and then, during the following decades, consolidated Swedish power in a so called “Quarrell land” (a region in eastern Finland that both the Swedes and Novgorod" were interested in).
  • And btw, I’ve been to Viborg several times and to me tower is nowadays somehow far too white. But on the other hand it"s great that historicsl buildings are reataured in Viborg.
  • Viburg, July 2018

Jon and his big, bad bardiche. Well my big, ba…

Jon and his big, bad bardiche. Well my big, bad bardiche but he uses it far more than I do, so it’s as good as his. #medieval #jordie #soldier #infantry
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😊#medieval #weapons #closeup https://www.ins…

😊#medieval #weapons #closeup
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And so we have the return of irrepressible sun…

And so we have the return of irrepressible sunny days. No clouds, no cold, just bright, warm sun. Yuck!!! 😤#medieval #winterchild #sonofwinter #winter #chill #cold #longingforwinter #imissyou
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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. 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 are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of french and european history.

Books. I love ‘em. #medieval #books https://w…

Books. I love ‘em. #medieval #books
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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 House of Dorsenne as the formal replacement of House Montaut as the ruling family of The Duchy of Auvergne. 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 are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.