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
Indenture of apprenticeship
Apprenticeship was not only a way of learning a trade, it was sometimes the only way to gain citizenship of the large cities such as London.
From the Glossary
alms
penance imposed by a priest on a member of the nobility requiring payment of a sum of money to the benefit of the poor

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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