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 partitions
The shield can be split into many different partitions using specially formed lines in well defined ways
From the Glossary
torse
winding of coloured cloth worn around the crown of a helmet. Usually of the livery colours this, together with mantling, aided identification.

I hope that you will find this site useful. If you wish please don't hesitate to contact me

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