hist-games: Nine men's morris

Bill Bill at bracewel.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 29 09:31:02 PDT 1998


In article: <3.0.5.32.19980824165510.007a5210 at pop.clear.net.nz> 
druim.nan.deur at clear.net.nz writes:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I recently got introduced to 'nine man's morris' at an event, and 
thought
> it would be fun to make my own playing set.  One board I've seen was 
wooden
> with poker-worked lines/holes, another was leather.  I'd like to find 
out
> what materials were used for the authentic playing sets,

Stone - carved into a windowsill in Helmlsey Castle Yorkshire
Turf - "the nine mens morris is filled up with mud" Bill Shakespere
ISTR one carved into a church pew as well.
-- 
Barnacle Bill
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Live Folk in Yorkshire, Montagu's Regiment & Bill O'th Hoylus End
 - all on http://www.bracewel.demon.co.uk/ 
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