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A Battle Won a Son Lost

CCC XIII
Small Category

616AD c River Idle, kingdom of Lindsey. King Rædwald confronts King Æthelfriths.

During the fighting, Æthelfrith and Rædwald's son Rægenhere are killed.

Edwin succeeds Æthelfrith as the king of Northumbria, and Æthelfrith's sons are subsequently forced into exile.


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A father should not bury his son

CCC XIII
Bring Out Your Dead
Part 3

616AD (c), River Deben, near Woodbridge, Kingdom of East Anglia England. King Rædwald bury's his son Rægenhere.

The recently won The Battle of the River Idle came at a cost, the death of a son. Having brought his body back from the Kingdom of Lindsey, the grave has been dug. The burial rituals are now about to begin, including the sacrifice of the Kings horse.

This story is based on an idea by <a href="http://www.carlanayland.org/essays/sutton_hoo_mound_17.htm" rel="nofollow">Carla Nayland</a> and this build represents mound 17 at Sutton Hoo.

When the grave was excavated two grave pits were revealed under the mound, one containing a young man and the other containing a horse. The horse was a stallion or gelding, five or six years old and about 14 hands high.

Its thought the young man was aged about twenty-five, buried in a rectangular wooden coffin fitted with iron clamps. He was buried with a long sword by his side and an iron knife in a leather sheath. By his shoulder was a small cloth-lined leather purse or pouch had been placed by his shoulder, containing seven rough-cut garnets, and a fragment of red and blue glass. Underneath the coffin were two spears and a shield with an iron boss. The coffin had been laid on top of the shield boss and consequently tipped to one side over time. In the grave was an iron-bound bucket, a bronze cauldron with an earthenware cooking pot stacked inside it, and a handful of lamb chops propping up a bronze bowl, a horse harness and possible a saddle.

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Conversion Time

616AD c River Idle, kingdom of Lindsey. King Rædwald confronts King Æthelfriths.

During the fighting, Æthelfrith and Rædwald's son Rægenhere are killed.

Edwin succeeds Æthelfrith as the king of Northumbria, and Æthelfrith's sons aresubsequently forced into exile.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/peggyjdb/albums/72157662955443855

Submitted by: peggyjdb

Hwemm Castle

CCC XIII
Microscale Medieval Life

Hwemm Castle lies over the River Befrweoh. The land is desolate with little growing in it other than the Randgebeorh tree with it's distinctive dark red canopy of leaves.

The castle lies in King Cumlíðnes kingdom, a rich culture in architecture, and home to Lord Tim Eafora.

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It's time to party

CCC XIII
Medieval Manor

1520AD 7th June to 24th June, Balinghem (between Ardres in France and Guînes in the then-English Pale of Calais). King Henry VIII and King Francis I of France host a meeting to increase the bond of friendship between the two kings following the Anglo-French treaty of 1514AD The meeting became known as the Field of the cloth of gold due to the pavilions and tents erected.

One of the more spectacular parts of the meeting was a temporary palace/medieval Manor House made of timber and canvas brought by the English court to go with the pavilions and tents. Outside were fountains of wine.

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Making preparations

CCC XIII - Miscellaneous - Large Creation

615AD (c), River Deben, Kingdom of East Anglia (near modern day Woodbridge, Suffolk, England). King Rædwald and his eldest son Rægenhere carry out an inspection of the repairs of their fleet.

Each winter the Angles hauled there longboats out of the sea to carry out repairs and maintenance. During the winter Edwin of Northumbria stays with King Rædwald in exile. At some point Rædwald agrees to hand Edwin over to Æthelfrith, King of Bernica and Edwin's brother. However after Rædwald is berated by his wife he plans to assist Edwin and prepares to do battle with Æthelfrith.

Right, the above story is a mixture of made up history by me, history as told by Bede in <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/peggyjdb/11668271165/in/album-72157629985548493/">'The Ecclesiastical History of the English People'</a> and an idea by <a href="http://www.carlanayland.org/essays/sutton_hoo_mound_17.htm" rel="nofollow">Carla Nayland.</a> The idea of the boat being hauled out of the water was inspired by Bernard Cornwalls book, 'The Last Kingdom', which has been made into a TV drama and is currently being aired on BBC, Thursday nights, 9pm.

The ship is based on the Nydam Ship, which was found in Nydam Mose, at Øster Sottrup, a town located in Sundeved, eight kilometres from Sønderborg, Denmark and the ship in burial mound 1, Sutton Hoo, England. The ship in Sutton Hoo is thought to have been in poor condition, hence the repairs in this build

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The Journey Home

Part 2
<a href="http://www.classic-castle.com/events/ccc/prizes.cgi?contest=cccxiii" rel="nofollow">CCC</a> XIII - Medieval Ships

616AD (c), The Wash, England. King Rædwald journeys back to his home in East Anglia on his Saxon ship. On board is his son Rægenhere, recently killed in The Battle of the River Idle. This story is based on an idea by <a href="http://www.carlanayland.org/essays/sutton_hoo_mound_17.htm" rel="nofollow">Carla Nayland</a>

The ship is based on the Nydam Ship, which was found in Nydam Mose, at Øster Sottrup, a town located in Sundeved, eight kilometres from Sønderborg, Denmark and the ship in burial mound 1, Sutton Hoo, England.

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