The Scriptorium

Created and maintained by a long time medieval re-enactor, the Scriptorium is a place where you can find information on many aspects of medieval life.

Here you can find some recipes to create authentic medieval dishes, the meaning of words you may see in history books and, hopefully, answers to some questions you may have.

From the Facts section
Images of a medieval document
Images of the original medieval document. The script and the seal revealed
From the Glossary
vellum
the skin of any animal which has been prepared as a writing medium. Common skins were sheep, goat, calf and rabbit. This term is completely interchangeable with parchment though some schools of thought regard the lower quality "split" skins as parchment.

I hope that you will find this site useful. If you wish please don't hesitate to contact me

I am Steve Evans, based in Wales in the United Kingdom