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Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

Continue Reading →

Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

Continue Reading →

Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Found Upon the Web 4/13/14

This week in medieval things on the Interwebs: Embroidering nuns, painting monks, “the gospel of Jesus’ wife”, and a comparison between Greco-Roman and Slavic gods.  

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***Update – 2***

Originally posted on Gazzetta di Simone da Venezia:
Today I added a couple of pdf versions of fencing manuals found on the web to the Manuscripts page. One is and English translation of “Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing” by Ridolfo Capoferro. The other is a pdf of “Academie de l’Espée” by…

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Found Upon the Web 4/6/14

This week’s news includes the disturbing new theory that the bacteria responsible for the Black Death is airborne, not carried by fleas. Ick.  For info on that and some (occasionally icky) news from the medievalverse, read on!  

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What were the rules of playing hnefatafl?

Originally posted on wilhelmszabel:
As of this writing, several serious questions remain regarding the physical form of hnefatafl and its variants, chiefly the question of whether or not dice were employed. Even less is known of the rules regulating the players’ actions. There are enough literary and archaeological clues to piece together a vague reconstruction of…

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The Rose and the Pentagram

Originally posted on Universe:
”  Children of the Sun” from the Italian manuscript “De Sphaera”, owned by the Sforza family and dated to ca 1460AD. Heinrich Agrippa served as a captain under Maximilian Sforza in 1513-1515AD Die Rose (the Rose) is a longsword, dussack, rappier and quarterstaff technique described by fencing masters starting from about 1516AD. This…

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