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Medieval Knight Re-enactor Killed After Accidentally Impaling Himself with His Lance
Yahoo News ^ | Oct 10, 2018

Posted on 10/11/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Friends and family of a beloved Medieval knight re-enactor have been left “stunned” after the Virginia man accidentally impaled himself with his lance during a re-enactment event over the weekend.

Peter Barclay, 53, was competing in an equestrian game in front of a crowd in Williamstown, Kentucky Saturday when he was fatally injured.

Participating in events under the knight name of Master Terafan Greydragon, Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms.

Peter, a military veteran, was airlifted to a hospital but died en route.

“Everybody that knew him is just dead stunned,” President of the Society of Creative Anachronism John Fulton told WLWT. “His ability, his skill and his attention to detail and safety is just totaled.”

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Feudal system was a result of William the Conquerer invading England. All the Anglo Saxons became serfs. Maybe one day we’ll get our country back (/sarcasm)
1 posted on 10/11/2018 6:27:33 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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BTW, Sunday is the anniversary of the battle of Hastings ...


2 posted on 10/11/2018 6:29:14 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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Hope he knew Jesus.


3 posted on 10/11/2018 6:29:54 PM PDT by Salvavida
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To: 11th_VA

I read about Assegai spears and thought it would be cool to order one from Amazon. But, then I thought that something like this might happen and didn’t act on the impulse.


4 posted on 10/11/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: 11th_VA

Hoisted on his own Petard.


5 posted on 10/11/2018 6:31:08 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: 11th_VA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=VGQ-XIg4c-4


6 posted on 10/11/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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Peter went to spear a paper plate while on horseback when something went wrong and his lance impaled him under his sternum, WLWT confirms.

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Sad story and all but how do you get killed by a paper plate?


7 posted on 10/11/2018 6:34:21 PM PDT by shelterguy
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Vlad the self-impaler?

Boy, he really stuck it to himself.

8 posted on 10/11/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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To: shelterguy

The paper plate won.


9 posted on 10/11/2018 6:35:09 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Get off my back for my usage of CAPS, especially you snowflake males! MAN UP!)
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Very sad, but accidents happen with sharp implements. My sympathy to his family and friends.


10 posted on 10/11/2018 6:36:57 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: 11th_VA

Two weeks from today is the anniversary of Agincourt.


11 posted on 10/11/2018 6:37:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 11th_VA

Chainmail. Wear it.


12 posted on 10/11/2018 6:37:58 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberals are locusts.)
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I once got curious about what petards could possibly have been... they were gunpowder explosives used for breaching castle walls. Like medieval C-4. Apparently they were a bit twitchy and more than few medieval combat engineers got hoisted.


13 posted on 10/11/2018 6:44:22 PM PDT by Pelham (California, how mass immigration transforms America into Obamaland)
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Sad story and all but how do you get killed by a paper plate?

It's cousin, the Bill of Rights, told him about the 2nd Amendment and armed itself.
14 posted on 10/11/2018 6:46:12 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Agincourt - where the French cavalry got ‘bogged down’ literally.


15 posted on 10/11/2018 6:47:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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Do you know what one calls a Medieval masturbaitor ?

Pounding Serf


16 posted on 10/11/2018 6:47:13 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Chinette!


17 posted on 10/11/2018 6:49:02 PM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Dilly dilly!


18 posted on 10/11/2018 6:56:19 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: 11th_VA

Probably apocryphal, but some legend has it that raising the middle finger as an act of defiance had its roots at Agincourt. As the story goes, the French so hated the English archers that if captured, they would lol of the archer’s middle fingers rendering them ineffective. In defiance the archers would flip the bird to the French arrayed before them.


19 posted on 10/11/2018 6:58:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Pelham

I always assumed a petard was a rope/pulley deal to help get a weighted down knight (chain mail, etc.) up onto his horse. Now that I looked it up, I like the saying even better.


20 posted on 10/11/2018 6:59:34 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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