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Burh Construction by EthicallyChallenged Burh Construction by EthicallyChallenged
The construction of the first Tesco in Wessex, Britain, in the late 9th century. A union representative, depicted wearing a coppergate helmet and a red cloak, looks on, as a supervisor instructs a construction worker about the location of the future cart-park. On the left, a Tesco employee is testing a new type of shopping trolley. In the background, two mounted scouts are keeping an eye out for any signs of Scandinavian invaders (IKEA). Painted for Medieval Warfare magazine.
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SolidSamurai Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014
Did they really have handcarts back then?  Yeah, I know the wheel was invented long before, but they must have had to construct them on site or something.  Wheel barrows didn't exist until the 10th century (wiki on medieval inventions), and what frustrates me the most is that in Age of Empires 2, handcarts are a tech that comes after wheel barrows!

Yeah, you'd think the romans would have had wheelbarrows or something.  The use of the wheel is one of those more confounding things about technological history.
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Foresternew Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
But - surely Aethelwulf and Offa had allowed construction of a chain of Tescos all along the Welsh March as early as the late C8th? Or were those perhaps Finefares?

Again, a simply splendid illustration.
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JohnStrauss Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Oh god, I love the anglo-saxon design.
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DarioTW Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
nice chain mail - looking good
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfully done!
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Swietopelk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
DAT MAILLE D:
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Arieskin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so great :)
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CKyHC Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
сhain!)
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True-Leveller Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trīewewelic gōd ;)
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dancinpencil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the chainmail looks fantastic
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