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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun February 6th, 2011, 4:46 am

Rosaries absolutely. I don't know when their use began, but if I had to guess, I'd put it before 600 AD.

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Post by EC2 » Sun February 6th, 2011, 2:57 pm

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]Thanks MLE and EC. This is very helpful. What about rosaries in 13thc England? I am painfully ignorant of their history.[/quote]

Invented by St. Dominic in the early 13th. Before that they existed as prayer beads and might have had specific prayers and chants associated with them, but St Dominic was the one who put the rosary as we understand it on the map.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun February 6th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Thanks EC! I did not know that. Amazing little details of daily life.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:38 pm

Thanks so much, EC and MLE!

I will try to keep from bugging you for at least a day or two. It's a tough promise though because you are so knowledgable and supportive of this lowly aspiring novelist! : )

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