Re: A summary with some willows

From: Ian Cooper <ian_hammond_cooper_at_oAFgRdmqQpcMno2UnlblV7MslYqM9iBWRmd3162DOsHyTj80ZHOAr9HIT>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:25:07 +0000 (GMT)

>Weaponthane/s ? sharing the main hearth at this size
I'd think

Unlikely to be any. Weaponthanes account for only about 1% of the clan. It is possible if the stead belonged to a married weaponthane and was his 'estate'.

>Fyrd max _at_ 20 probably less

IIRC, the number I used for Blood Feud was 20% of a stead (only have my final draft, not what was printed to hand), based on half of all adults (generally males and not including elders). There would probably be about 8 members of the fyrd in a stead this size.

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"Women as well as men were recruited to restrain combatants, sometimes dampening their weapons by throwing clothing over them. Peacemaking of this sort required strength and courage more than negotiating skills...The clothing was more sign than substance, like the bell signalling the end of a round, and it seems that the sign was not without significant cultual force." - Bloodtaking and Peacemaking by William Ian Miller

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