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
Writing numbers in mediaeval times
Western scribes were introduced to arabic numerals in the tenth century when the Arabs defeated what to was to become Moorish Spain
From the Glossary
crenel
the open section of a battlement

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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