Sorry about the lack of snipping. When I got back on this list, I told
myself I wouldn't and then just after I clicked send I said "'DOH!"
>1410 is way before my specialty of study (in time) but your
>conclusion seems odd to me. By eastern Lithuanian, do you mean the
>Ruthen /Rus natives of Today's east Belarus and Smolensk and east
>Ukrainian regions of the Grand Duchy? If so OK.
My persona was in Central Lithuania in terms of the GDL in that time period.
But if you mean the
>small number of actual ethnic Lithuanians in that area, mostly
>members of the elite ruling and military classes, I don't know.
Yes, he would have been of noble birth. But I have portrayed my persona to
be of those mounted lithuanians that were at the battle. My research does
indicate that the wealthier ones had heavier armor (which I am sure is the
case in other cultures).
>Lithuanians seemed to be wearing an odd mix of western and eastern
>in the 1400s, a little unique.
That helps a lot, actually, but it appears it is the hardest time period to
research. At least I know with some level of reasoning that the Polish-Rus
thing will work.
>I went to a Lithuanian festival and some guy started a finger-
>shaking lecture at me, saying I was dressed as a Pole...not a
>Lithuanian. Wrong! The Poles copied that zupon and delia and kontuz
>look from the lithuanians not the other way around.
That guy wasn't me!!! :) ----Did he say what a Lithuanian *should* be