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
Heraldic abatements & augmentations of honour
Abatements and augmentations of honor are certain special charges that were placed on a coat of arms to either reward or punish the bearer for good or bad deeds. An article by Craig Levin
From the Glossary
an area of land equal to a hundred hides

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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