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Re: Blacks in medieval armies
« Reply #15 on: 2014-03-20, 13:47:48 »
He wasn't a real Templar, Nate...a real Templar would've won that bout!  ;)
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Re: Blacks in medieval armies
« Reply #16 on: 2014-03-21, 02:54:59 »
He wasn't a real Templar, Nate...a real Templar would've won that bout!  ;)
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One could say he didnt have the proper..... Protection? Hahaha
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Re: Blacks in medieval armies
« Reply #17 on: 2014-03-21, 04:14:06 »
I have read accounts of Moors becoming knights, as well as various accounts of Arabic and north African men at arms associated with knights and defending Constantinople, so it may be that there were some that we're knights. I think is is plausable, however most people were not very en minded, not as that would mean today, but rather kept within their nationality, religion, or orders, the religion being the most narrow of those.

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Re: Blacks in medieval armies
« Reply #18 on: 2014-03-21, 13:30:19 »
The Arab slave trade brought lots of sub-Saharan black folks to the mediteranian area.  Later the Viking slave trade distributed them even further afield.  I think true Africans were dotted among the European populations, and some must have ended up serving in a military role. I'm not talking "Moorish" looking folks, but of sub-Saharan African ethnic origin. Here is an article that suggests just that:    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2422312/Teenagers-human-remains-African-woman-Gloucestershire-river.html

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