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  • #135022
    OB
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    I’ve written a series of posts on Ireland and the Roman Empire.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years.  Our present grim circumstances provided the time.  The first one is now on my blog and looks at Ogham Stones in Ireland and Roman Britain and what that tells us.  There will be 5 or 6 pieces in the series.

    If that sounds of interest here’s the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135027
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Ogham you say, it may be of interest…

     

    #135030
    Tony STony S
    Participant

    Very interesting!  I was only vaguely aware of these stones, so I was fascinated by your article.  And, as it doesn’t tempt me to buy a Vendee or Turkish army for Rebels & Patriots, it is all for the good!

    #135033
    OB
    Participant

    Are you already on the case Mike?

    Thanks Tony.  You will be safe from Turkish and Vendean temptation with these articles.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135071
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Interesting stuff.  Now I need to know what the next post holds!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #135078
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.  The next post is about what was going on in Ireland.  It will be posted this week and I’ll post a link here too.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135150
    OB
    Participant

    Here is my second post on the subject.  Like all of Rome’s neighbours Ireland found proximity to the Empire had a transformative effect.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135193
    Tony STony S
    Participant

    These are the kind of articles that should be in Slingshot.  Well written and highly informative.

    #135198
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks very much Tony.  I’ve been working on an article on similar theme for Slingshot for a couple of years now.  There’s a couple of things I need to fully get my head aroundt before I can submit it.  Writing these ones is part of the process of clarifying my thinking.  It’s working too.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135247
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Excellent post, and another “cliff hanger”.  (hopefully you’ll be exploring that crisis!)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #135260
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks, I’m glad you’re enjoying it.  I will, one on the catalyst-a broken treaty, one on the crisis and one on the aftermath.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135436
    OB
    Participant

    Part three of the series is now on my blog.  This time we look at the Irish Sea trade, Roman diplomacy, Ireland’s pagan warrior cult and how the slave girl became a new unit of currency.

    If that sounds of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135776
    OB
    Participant

    Picts

    The fourth part of the series dealing with the Barbarian Conspiracy is now up on my blog should you want a gander.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135782
    Tony STony S
    Participant

    Am I the only one who, when he reads the name “Maximus”, instantly hears the whispering of Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus to Russell Crowe?

    Nicely written OB.  That period has always been interesting to me, ever since I read “Eagle in the Snow” as a boy.  Other side of the Channel, but the imagery of the book has always stuck with me.

     

     

    #135786
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Tony.

    Yes, Wallace Bream.  It’s a great atmospheric book.

    I’m going to have a few in period games of Comitatus and see how I get on. I’ve made my measuring stick  and have refurbished my Picts.  I’ll set the figures up on the table tonight ready for tomorrow.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135864
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    Thanks again OB, anther great post that sends me down the rabbit hole!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #135865
    OB
    Participant

    Much appreciated.  I’ll report back on my Comitatus game it might be of interest if you go down the rabbit hole.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135870
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    I just found out about the Great Barbarian Conspiracy the other day. Do you have any recommendations for reading more about it?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #135874
    OB
    Participant

    Charles-Edwards Early Christian Ireland and Wales and the Britons are both very good on the subject.  Phillip Rance’s Irish Federates can be found on JSTOR.  One of the reasons I decided to write the series is that there was not so far as I can tell a single handy resource on the topic.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #135883
    Thaddeus BlanchetteThaddeus Blanchette
    Participant

    Poking about after hearing of the invasion on the History of Rome podcast, I came to that very conclusion! Thanks!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #135899
    OB
    Participant

    You’re welcome.  More to come next week.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #136164
    OB
    Participant

    The penultimate post in this series is now up on my blog.  This one is about the Atecotti and Britannia.

    If it sounds of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #136446
    OB
    Participant

    The last post in the series is now up on my blog.  This one looks at the impact of Maxim Wledig on Britannia.  Why St Patrick succeeded in his Irish mission and an intriguing scholarly note on the name Arthur.  I’ve enjoyed researching and writing these posts it is something I’ve intended to do for years.  I hope they have interested and entertained you in these grim times.

    Here’s a pic of the Vortipor Stone and a link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #136453
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I have indeed enjoyed these posts of your research.  Thank you sir.  They have sent me down more than a few rabbitholes.  I would really like to hear more about Arthur, and how that name came to be so popular.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #136457
    SteelonsandSteelonsand
    Participant

    Another excellent instalment- please don’t let it be the last….!

    I find it fascinating that St Patrick, in between bouts of snake-wrangling, might have been the contemporary of an historical ‘Arthur’….

    Would love to see you take this further into the realms of a once and future king…..

    #136462
    OB
    Participant

    I’m currently putting together some notes on Arthur.  As you can imagine it’s a quagmire to research.

    Alas, Arthur appears later than St Pat.  Otherwise imagine the Hollywood Movie.  It was the descendants of the families Patrick might have known who took to calling their lads Arthur.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #136469
    Tony STony S
    Participant

    I agree with everyone else.  I don’t remember when I’ve enjoyed an article series on a blog so much.  But again, I’ll reiterate my earlier request that you send something to the Slingshot.  You’ve got a knack for writing!

     

     

    #136499
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks very much for the kind words Tony they are much appreciated.  I do have something I’m working on for the magazine.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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