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 ordinaries
The most commonly used charges in heraldry are called ordinaries
From the Glossary
visor for a bascinet featuring a pointed (pignose) or rounded (roundnose) snout to deflect arrows and bolts and a raised area around the eyes

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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