, I researched it fairly well I think....years ago
But thats just you looking at a bunch of lightweight websites, and thats IT!
Thats not what i call research. Really, it isnt.
You are also just rehashing a load of stuff someone else wrote.
Let me compare what i have done as a different example; I am currently investigating an ANIORT crusader from the Albigensian Crusade. This is so far what i have consulted to try and build up a picture of this person:
1) Yes, some web sites about the Aniort family, history etc
2) Published works by historians about: the Albigensian Crusade, giving me access to source documents from Medieval times
3) The Inquisition Reports from the Crusade
4) The history of Cathar castles
5) The history of Simon de Montfort
6) Primary documents about various persons from the Crusades: Olivier de Termes, le cathare et le croisé - Gauthier Langlois & Rapport du sénéchal de Carcassone à la Reine Blanche de Castille - Guillaume des Ormes, Arch. Nat J 1030 n°073.
Accounts taken from: "Canso de la crozada" - Guillaume de Tudèle, "Hystoria Albigensis" - Pierre des Vaux de Cernay and "Chronica" - Guillaume de Puylaurens.
7) Historians' accounts from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries
8 ) Consulting those who know more about the Aniorts than me.
9 ) How they lives in Medieval times, transport, food, and how they did business.
10) the archaeology
Consequently, because i have been looking into this person for the last year, i feel i could write a book about him. Even when i read back over what i have written, i feel like i 'understand' this person. I actually felt sad when this person was forced to give his lands up to Guy de Levis. I read about his family nominating him to go and 'barter'. Later, i read he mounted a campaign to get his property back. I was actually willing him to win. How bizarre is that? And he was a practicing Cathar ..... so i have read about how these people lived. And why they chose to live like that. It all recently culminated in locating his 'personal seal' -- dated to around 1242. The engraving came from the Aniort archives that took me a whole day to locate, looking through reams of French texts, and i dont even speak that much French!!! I got the reference by trawling through 75 year old issues and tomes of SESA.
So, you can see how exasperated some people may get, when they see the little effort you put into your research and then based on that, the stuff that you decide is the 'truth' or not.
Lov does it as well. There doesnt seem to be any questioning on your parts, or formulation of ideas .... you just bandy about ideas of 'theres a story of a treasure buried in a vault', 'i dont know what a floor cloth is' etc.
Its not that i am a great researcher, and certainly many are better at understanding things better than me, but i want to know the truth as much as i can, by living and breathing it as much as one can from the modern living of the 21st century. For me that is getting into the manuscripts, reports and taking advantage of those academics that do help me to elucidate the times, and circumstances those before us lived in. And archaeology.
That does not mean, rolling over and believing everything i am told by the academics as many here seem to believe that is what happens.
Only with ALL the evidence,and that includes different types of evidence, on both sides of an argument, can you hope to formulate your own personal arguments and ideas. And then based on that you can say what your theory is