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  • Feudalism Explained
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    Feudalism Explained

    7 years ago

    Feudalism is a system of government in which land is granted in return for service. It can also be thought of as a political and social pyramid. At the top of the pyramid is a king or chieftain. Next below him are nobles/lords, such as counts,...

  • All Things Gruesome: Torture
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    All Things Gruesome: Torture

    7 years ago

    This is part of a series of articles I published for the newsletter of my medieval re-enactment group. As the title implies, the content is gruesome to modern readers, so be forewarned. Torture in the middle ages had three purposes: 1) To extract...

  • Old-Fashioned Baby Names
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    Old-Fashioned Baby Names

    7 years ago

    Are you looking for an unusual name for a baby, but don't want to follow the current trends? Why not look to the past for names? Some of the names listed below are classic names, commonly used once upon a time, but which have fallen out of fashion....

  • 10 Tips to Look More Medieval
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    10 Tips to Look More Medieval

    7 years ago

    Are you a medieval re-enactor who wants to get beyond basics? Are you ready to test your sewing skills? Are you ready to spend a little cash? Do you want to look like this professional re-enactor at the Tower of London? Here are some things that you...

  • The Story of Griselda
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    The Story of Griselda

    7 years ago

    The Story of Griselda was extremely popular in the middle ages. Everyone knew it, just as modern people know the story of Cinderella or Snow White. I include it here because it not only illustrates the virtues that were most highly regarded in...

  • Medieval Dress for the Casual Re-Enactor
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    Medieval Dress for the Casual Re-Enactor

    7 years ago

    I am a medieval re-enactor. This page contains information on making a reasonable attempt at medieval clothing. I originally used some of this information to help my family dress for my medeival wedding, but this content is also good for people who...

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