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
Timekeeping
In the middle ages most "clocks" relied on gravity such as the fall of water or grains of sand to mark the passing of time
From the Glossary
portcullis
a lattice made of metal or wood which is dropped to block a passage

I hope that you will find this site useful.

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