Talk:Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset

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This says he broke his arm in the tilt-yard, but Thomas Overbury says it was Carr's leg. A surprising 1911EB discrepancy - which one is correct? Stan 00:48, 3 Jan 2004 (UTC)

What the hell is tilting? Kent Wang 08:35, 31 Mar 2004 (UTC)

  • tilting = jousting. -Nunh-huh 08:43, 31 Mar 2004 (UTC)

"Tilting" at the time of Robert Carr was more likely the non-armored jousting against fixed targets. These would include rings and stationary mechanical opponents. It was likely here Robert Carr was injured. The tilt target consisted of a stationary cut-out of an armored knight that could swivel equipped with a shield in one hand and a blunt weapon in the other hand. If the mounted knight did not hit the target shield correctly, the opposing arm with the blunted weapon would swing around and hit the rider, possibly unhorsing him. W. Carr, 11-30-05

Wrington, Somerset[edit]

Gentlemen, how was born in Somersetshire if he and his parents were Scottish?--Anglius 02:36, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I find it a bit odd that Carr came to be born in England to Scottish parents long before James inherited the throne of England. Why were his parents living in England -- unless the father was some rebellious exile or disgraced traitor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:19, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

John Beaufort, lived from c 1371/3-1410 (according to Alison Weir "Wars of the Roses"), was Earl of Somerset, then Marquess of Somerset. His son, Henry, lived from 1401-1418, was also Earl of Somerset.

Your Robert Carr was NOT the 1st Earl of Somerset by a long shot. There were Earls of Somerset 200 years before he came on the scene. Hone your research skills, gentlemen. MOST of the information that I've found on the internet is inaccurate. Try cracking open a book. (talk) 06:51, 4 May 2009 (UTC) heatherceana