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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Medieval Soldier?

The service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers have gone online.

Apparently the database is of those who fought in the Hundred Years War. It reveals salaries, sickness records and who was knighted. The full profiles of soldiers from 1369 to 1453 will allow researchers to piece together details of their lives.

The website is the result of a research project by Professor Anne Curry of the University of Southampton and Dr Adrian Bell of the University of Reading.

You can search here.

My surname doesn't appear but I know was it is derived from and so I typed in Dokeson and found.

Robert Dokeson, Archer who served under Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and who was in an expedition to France in 1417.

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