Was Sir Raymond’s Greek weapon really Irish? #richardarmitage

My Irish historian friends were chatting on FB this morning and this came up — I had heard the reference once before, as a possible source for Tolkien in naming Bolg.

~ by Servetus on July 27, 2017.

7 Responses to “Was Sir Raymond’s Greek weapon really Irish? #richardarmitage”

  1. Interesting! Seems quite likely.

  2. If I recall, the question was asked at the Q & A at Tribeca, whether the weapon used by Raymond was authentic. The answer from either the writer or director, was that it was probably just an ordinary barbed arrow and nothing special. It’s kind of ironic that they may have gotten it right without any research.

  3. Nice picture, thanks. He looks like he’s in a Rembrandt.

  4. Looking at that chainmail makes me think how expensive owning something like that would be – every link would have been done by hand? And also makes me think it must have been really dangerous riding around in a thunderstorm – lightening magnet – I wonder how many knights died by electrocution?

    • One of my best friends’ roomates (freshman year of college) flunked out after the first semester because she joined SCA and got involved in making chain mail by hand and stopped doing her homework.

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