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 marks of cadency
Referred to the difference in a blazon (a description of arms) these marks are placed on the shield to indicate the branches or cadets of a family, on the male line
From the Glossary
short underpants tied at the waist

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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