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Medieval history

A BALINGER FOR THE KING

By | History of technology, Maritime archaeology, Maritime history, Medieval history, Naval history, Shipbuilding, War history | No Comments

This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – July 2016. Conjectural sketch of a balinger (C) Ian Friel 2015. Balingers were the frigates of medieval sea warfare: relatively fast, relatively small and suitable for a wide range of tasks, short of taking on a major enemy ship singlehanded….

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THE GRAVEYARD OF THE GREAT SHIPS

By | Local history, Maritime archaeology, Maritime history, Medieval history, Naval history, Political history, Shipwreck history, War history | No Comments

This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – October 2015. The site at Bursledon: to the left, the site of the Grace Dieu, to the right, the possible site of the Holy Ghost. ‘But how do we know that?’ is a good question for people to ask of historians and…

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