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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2023 1:41 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of a good source for minor local rivalries or conflicts?

MajorB14 Sep 2023 1:54 p.m. PST

You want to look at the Battle of Nibley Green.

David Manley14 Sep 2023 1:56 p.m. PST

Thats my local battlefield :)

advocate Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2023 2:17 p.m. PST

The Paston Letters?

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2023 2:21 p.m. PST

That's what I mean.

But is there a listing of the various local conflicts? Or maybe a book on the subject?

Malatesta150014 Sep 2023 4:09 p.m. PST
dapeters15 Sep 2023 8:37 a.m. PST

I think the opposite is more interesting in that indentures often mentioned who could not be expect to fight against.

Arcane Steve18 Sep 2023 4:23 a.m. PST

I'm afraid that I cant help you with a book listing all the minor local rivalries. I suspect that many went undocumented. My 'favorite' as I am from the West Country, is the Bonville- Courtenay feud. It has everything! Seiges, raids, murders, home invasions and culminates in 'the Fight at St Clyst'. I suspect much of the raiding and lawlessness was not recorded – it really was the wild west!

Here's a link to the Wiki article:


Deucey Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2023 3:44 p.m. PST

Cool. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for

Sandinista19 Sep 2023 11:51 p.m. PST

Courtenays on both sides as well, could be fun

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