Archive Results For: High Middle Ages

A Fifteenth Century Trader

By R. Morton Nance

  This piece analyses the image of a late fifteenth-century ship, signed “W.A.”, and known from a print at the Victoria and Albert Museum. As illustrated by a copy in the article, the vessel has two masts, no forecastle, and a raised poop. While some aspects of the hull and rigging agree with other paintings […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Mediaeval Ships Part I In Painted Glass and on Seals Part 1

By H.H. Brindley

Seals have long been recognised as a source of information on mediaeval ships, but stained glass windows also provide a source that has been little explored to date. Although early artists were generally ignorant of nautical matters, and no one picture will show what a ship was like throughout, much may be learned about the […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: A Fifteenth Century Trader

By S Goodwin

Goodwin takes issue with Morton Nance concerning his interpretation of a ship drawing in MM Volume 1, Issue 3. He questions his assumption as to the type of vessel and the claim that the poop was supported by stanchions. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Captain Nathaniel Boteler

By L Edye

Edye adds detail to the article in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 following his research in the ‘Inquisitions Poet Mortem of Co. Devon’ and also of Cornwall. His work showed that Boteler (pronounced Butler) was a name in use in Devon as early as 1309 but did not appear in the Cornwall records. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

Note: Reefs

By H H Brindley

Brindley corrects the comment made in the Note in the previous issue (MM Volume 1, Issue 2) that he and Alan Moore believed the La Philipe of 1336 was lateen-rigged. He also adds details of further research that suggested that the earliest mention of ‘rifropes’ was probably ‘wipropes’. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Reefs

By L G Carr Laughton

Carr Laughton refers to a reply received concerning his comments in MM Volume 1, Issue 1 on the above subject and requests further information. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Reef and Reef Point

By H H Brindley

Brindley shares his acquired knowledge of the two terms and the references from which he drew his conclusions. He completes the Note by seeking further details and evidence from fellow members to support, or challenge, his findings. Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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