Re: the two fingers
- Actually- you'd best read Sir Jon's article about archers and nobles. One of the ways of achieving rank was
I'll also take the whole 2 fingers raised story warts and all. Culturally it fits the occasion well. I'll have
a look for some proof just the same.
Dirk Edward of Frisia
On 9/22/2010 10:07 AM, SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> Re: the two fingers
> Posted by: "Dan Stratton" agincort@...
> <mailto:agincort@...?Subject=%20Re%3A%20the%20two%20fingers> iangourdon
> Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:37 pm (PDT)
> > As a general rule, you should not be showing your two fingers to the heavies.
> >By the way, I can find nothing that is actually documentable that indicates
> >archers captured by the enemies would be so lucky to simply get their fingers
> >cut off. Considering that many archers had no value as ransom, most would have
> >just been killed.
> > James
> Now, Now.
> No point in ruining with facts, a perfectly good Winston Churchill story, and
> denigrating his famous two fingers, (after he tried to put a righteous and
> patriotic spin on a national custom and ancient mystical gesture). It's a good
> English origin story, it feels right, it involves Agincourt, and I choose to
> believe it, warts and all. Just don't believe the one finger version, that's
> ......................... Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe
> Midrealm Forester - OP
> "- bows of carved wood strong for use, with well-seasoned strings of hemp, and
> arrows sharp-pointed whizzing in flight."