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Re: the two fingers

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  • bluecat@neo.rr.com
    Actually- you d best read Sir Jon s article about archers and nobles. One of the ways of achieving rank was through archery. I ll also take the whole 2 fingers
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      Actually- you'd best read Sir Jon's article about archers and nobles. One of the ways of achieving rank was
      through archery.

      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:
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      > Re: the two fingers
      > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Archery/message/27861;_ylc=X3oDMTJxdXB0ZG9qBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzI1OTUzMQRncnBzcElkAzE3MDU3Njc1MDMEbXNnSWQDMjc4NjEEc2VjA2Rtc2cEc2xrA3Ztc2cEc3RpbWUDMTI4NTE2NDQ1OA-->
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      > Posted by: "Dan Stratton" agincort@...
      > <mailto:agincort@...?Subject=%20Re%3A%20the%20two%20fingers> iangourdon
      > <http://profiles.yahoo.com/iangourdon>
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      >
      > Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:37 pm (PDT)
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      > > 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
      > rubbish.
      > ......................... 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."
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