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by Eigon
Wed September 28th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Your Green Man Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Have you come across Mike Harding's book about the Green Man? He's a folk singer who got fascinated by the subject and started looking round churches all over the UK in search of Green Men.
by Eigon
Tue August 30th, 2011, 6:41 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193852

I must be the last Rosemary Sutcliff fan in the country to watch The Eagle, partly because I was nervous about what it would do to a much loved book. Last night I finally got round to it - and found that the story had been pared right down to the bone. The whole emphasis is on the relationship betwe...
by Eigon
Sun July 24th, 2011, 5:30 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones: Books
Replies: 364
Views: 31149

There was quite a funny film - of course I don't remember the title or the star!- but it was all about an undercover American agent in World War II, in Rome, sending information back to base by carrier pigeon. The local Italians were having a wedding, needed something for the wedding feast, and ate ...
by Eigon
Sun July 24th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: Early Medieval (until about 1000 A.D.)
Topic: Characters
Replies: 8
Views: 2608

I think it would be quite hard to portray Vortigern as a good king, considering his unfortunate dealings with the Saxons.
I'd like to see a book dealing with Aethelflaid of Mercia, though - she was pretty cool.
by Eigon
Thu May 26th, 2011, 6:31 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Dorothy Dunnett & Rosemary Sutcliff
Replies: 3
Views: 817

I remember tuning in to listen to Rosemary Sutcliff's Desert Island Discs. At the time, I was trying to discover more about classical music, and my reasoning went that, if I liked any of the clips on Desert Island Discs, I could then go out and get the record. One of Rosemary Sutcliff's choices was ...
by Eigon
Thu May 26th, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steampunk Novels
Replies: 20
Views: 2470

I think In Harm's Way by Colin Greenland would count as steampunk. An orphan girl brought up in the slums around the spacedock goes in search of her real identity, with a special caste of starship pilots - and I'm sure I remember a wooden space ship!
by Eigon
Tue January 4th, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Bishops during battle
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

One of the Saxon Bishops of Hereford certainly went into battle against the Welsh (I forget his name, sorry). And Bishop Odo of Bayeux is portrayed on the Bayeux tapestry riding into battle carrying a mace. Bishops were apparently allowed maces because bashing people over the head was okay, but draw...
by Eigon
Tue November 16th, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: war films
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Two of my favourites star David Niven (who was also brilliant in The Guns of Navarone). They are Dawn Patrol, starring Errol Flynn (proving that he really was a good actor) and Basil Rathbone and set in the First World War, and A Matter of Life and Death, another Pressburger and Powell film like the...
by Eigon
Mon November 1st, 2010, 8:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Reenacting wars - why some and not others?
Replies: 25
Views: 2263

As a re-enactor in the UK, I've come across a wide variety of different periods that are re-enacted. I think the earliest period (unless you count the very cold Ancient Egyptians I met one year) has been Ancient Greeks. A Roman group called The Ermine Street Guard used to be known for liking to para...
by Eigon
Mon November 1st, 2010, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New or Used?
Replies: 24
Views: 1734

Here are a couple of interesting websites on the subject:
CE Journal at http://www.cejournal.net
Skeptical Science at http://www.skepticalscience.com

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