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Okay - I got duck-souped rock-souped1 into an answer on this one based on this paper (Thank you Gort the Robot) that analyzed about 200 adult skeletons over the time period 1100 to 1300 for a small Danish village. The author's estimate that the village had about 700 total births over that time period. From my comments above: The results are fair, in the ...


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The hood and the 'distinctive castellated margin' mentioned by the OP are really two seperate features, so this answer will focus on the decorative hem, which was called Dagging. A very informative and well sourced article on Fashion History Timeline. The main definition being: Dagging (also “daggings”, “dagges”; adjective: “dagged”) is a decorative element ...


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The basic form of this garment is like the gugel, a hood that protects the head and also covers the shoulders. The precursors for these are Roman paenula or Alpine Kotze made from various types of wool. It is not exclusive to medieval times, although this basic style became quite fashionable for a while during the later middle ages, first in the lower ...


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There are many great answers and observations here so I will try to be quick with my points, which are not intended to deteriorate any previous. Environment - While the abilities of the bow in question where undoubtedly noted for their deterioration in less than ideal weather this is not to say it would be impossible to use them outright in said conditions. ...


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look around at reproductions. most are just a couple pounds. I think that would be 1-3 kg but not good at converting. problem is too many people are ignorant of the actual historical weapon what was the warhammer. they picture the fantasy thing which would never be used in actual combat because it is too heavy to use repeatedly like a weapon would need to be....


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Short Answer Indirect evidence suggests that it is certainly possible that there were some veterans of Falkirk (1298) who fought at Bannockburn (1314). Men could be enlisted on both sides up to the age of 60; thus, for example, a 20-year-old at Falkirk would have been 36 at Bannockburn, well within the enlistment age limit. Whether they numbered just a ...


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As I continued to research this question, I believe I came up with a potential solution. I am not an art historian so take this solution for the grain of salt it's worth. Jesus is thought to have been in his early 30s when he died. (Luke 3:23 states that his ministry began when he was about thirty years of age, and the ministry seems to have lasted three ...


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