Hi Guys. I don't believe most [or many] AFOLs have any degrees or formal qualifications in medieval history/archaeology. Myself ? Passed both Ancient 3 and Modern History 3 at Matriculation level 1970 in Tasmania, Australia. Matriculation is pre University level here. My interest in things medieval developed over several decades. Interest in castles, Robin Hood, knights Templar etc. I was a member of Society' Creative Anachronisms and also made chain mail, clothing etc. I'm retired and now 60 years old and striving to live simply, sustainably, mindfully .
I don't use my "medieval knowledge" to make a living as such. But my knowledge of things medieval involves such things as wanting to build castles or follow others who are doing this; join LCC and have fun with MOCs, story telling and discussions of thing medieval. For me, the attraction [of med' life] is the simplicity and struggle to survive in a harsh world, peopled by good and bad characters. The attraction of dress up, create your own character, life threatening adventures, loyal comrades, attractive wenches and devious villains are all part it. I enjoy the fantasy where elves, orcas , dwarves, dragons, magicians etc. do exist to interact with our mini figs. Lastly, LCC has rekindled my interest in a creative, fun, challenging medieval Mini figs and Mini built world via Lego Castle bricks. Enjoy the journey :] .
Daffyd ap Owen
one for all, all for one .
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