May Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

Work around the turnip-sphere has been fairly light this month, owing to the new baby! All infants are a bundle of joy, but also a bundle of work, and a bundle of sleep deprivation, and I love her all the same, but I take an active role in the lives of my children which, when they’re this age, is a sizable burden of time. Not to fear! I’ve kept the lights on, and even had a bit of fun! Plus, I’ve added the Media-Eval podcast to the website list, and I have been able to start adding some descriptions to items on various lists which need more explanation than just a boring link.

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How Two Medieval Episode 28 – Medieval Urban Impressions Feat. Andrew of Popula Urbanum

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Join Matt and me as we talk to a special guest: Andrew of Popula Urbanum and the Modern Medieval Man about his research into the urban culture of the high medieval. We discuss special considerations and terminology of the city, the realities of city life, and what one can really expect from the merchant class. 

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How Two Medieval Episode Twenty Seven

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Join Ari and Matt as they discuss the difficult realities and circumstances involved when introducing elements of an impression which are supported by only a few source materials, pitfalls to avoid, and strategies for success. 

How Two Medieval Episode 26 – Archer vs. Man At Arms Impressions

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Join Matt and me as we discuss the equipment and status differences between the archers and the men at arms in English service during the high medieval period. We touch on some prevailing misconceptions, provide guidance, and tarry into thoroughly interesting, if only tangentially related topics as they meander through the subject.

Et ils révèlent même pourquoi cette phrase particulière est écrite en français!

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April Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

The website has been checked for bad links and everything is working. I have made some edition to the resources as I have encountered them over the course of the month. Most notably a Friend of The Turnip, Reenactment Rik, who runs the YouTube channel Historic Echoes has launched a new website for his personal business as a living historian. This new “home base” for his videos and social media channels has been added to the Medieval Content Creators resource. I have also added a new video tutorial regarding the making of leather cases, primarily for books in period, but great for cell phones now a-days.

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Guest Appearance on Modern Medieval: The Podcast

Medieval Living History feat. Turnip of Terror Modern Medieval: The Podcast

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How Two Medieval Episode Twenty Five

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Join Ari and Matt as they talk about their ideas of what constitutes a mini event, how they differ from meetings or large events, and some considerations involved in any event big or small. 

Turnip Talk: What is a Reenactor?

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The term reenactor can mean a number of different things, but when it comes to medieval living history and reenactment, what makes a reenactor a reenactor?

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March Newsletter 2021

Routine Maintenance and Upkeep

The website has been checked for bad links; pruned and tuned so to speak. Everything on site is in working order, to include a dead image which I removed from an old article. This is a good reminder to continue to develop my own media. However entertaining and convenient it is to take photos (with credit) from the internet, they may not be there forever. The website is fuller now, too, as I have added a number of new items to many of the lists including new groups, a smattering of new events, etc.

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How Two Medieval Episode 23 – Mini Episode Four (Impressions)

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In this mini episode I gives my thoughts on the specificity of impressions, and how they should (or rather shouldn’t) necessarily interact with each other. 

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