Thursday, 20 March 2014

Bannockburn Redux- Exploration promised on discourse around the concept of "fairness".

Coinciding with the reenactment of the Battle of Bannockburn in June, academics are converging on Stirling to discuss the concept of "fairness" in the context of medieval warfare. 

Professor Beaker, of Stirling's Department of Oh look! Isn't The Loch Lovely! Studies told The JT: "The conference will be looking at the idea of a fair contest within the cultural loci of medieval period fixed battles.

In particular we'll be looking at recent evidence that the Battle of Bannockburn was a somewhat one-sided affair. This is alluded to in an account of the battle attributed to the little known bard Short -Sighted Harry where he claims "and the English soldiers hard-pressed did call peasies but the Scots ignored their cries and did continue to twat them most vexatiously. And the English ranks did cry out "oohyah, that's sare yah bassturds!""

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