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
Quill preparation
One of the most common questions asked when Melles is writing at an event is "how do you make a quill?"
From the Glossary
a writer. Someone who can copy pages of text. Some monks were scribes and copied religious texts although they may not have been aware of the actual content. A scrivener on the other hand was literate, able to write original material and tended also to be numerate.

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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