Medieval battle records go online




 
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July 20th, 2009  
perseus
 
 

Topic: Medieval battle records go online


This may be of interest

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The detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers - including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt - have gone online.
The database of those who fought in the Hundred Years War reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8160081.stm
July 20th, 2009  
Del Boy
 
What a wonderful find Perseus! Were any of your lot capable of stretching a long-bow? I don't think mine would have been tall enough. I have heard that mine lived in the Eng/Scots Borders, both sides and fought on both sides, often against each other.
July 21st, 2009  
perseus
 
 
Unfortunately, I cannot find the link where you can actually access it, can anyone else? Searched the National records office which seems to be the obvious place.
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July 21st, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by perseus
Unfortunately, I cannot find the link where you can actually access it, can anyone else? Searched the National records office which seems to be the obvious place.
Happy Xmas...

http://www.medievalsoldier.org/index.php
July 21st, 2009  
dido
 
Does anyone have the link?
July 21st, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
ummm I know subtlety isn't a strong point for us Kiwi's but I am sure I just posted a link.

So once again for effect...
This is the link to the aforementioned website.

http://www.medievalsoldier.org/index.php
July 21st, 2009  
GreatestAlive
 
 
my ancesters were most likely the brutish sword weiling infantry for the english on account my ancestors are from Colston (extremmely similar to last name), i guess its near Nottingham
July 21st, 2009  
GreatestAlive
 
 
hah nevermind 6/8 of mine were archers, other 2 are men at arms, and just one being an Esquire, i wish it involved all spellings of your last name since people spelled things out by sound at this point in time so mispellings were common
July 21st, 2009  
perseus
 
 
Thanks Monty. It's a strange thing the Internet when someone from 10 000 miles away helps me to find something which is actually 10 miles distant!
July 21st, 2009  
rattler
 
 
Great find and , also, much appreciated the work that went into it!

I have already around 50 ideas how to explore and to make use of it... in winter...

Rattler
 


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