Medieval Era

From Weapons and Armour to Kings and Queens and all things in-between!

The Statutes of Mortmain

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-statutes-of-mortmain 14th Aug 2021 - The ''Statutes of Mortmain'' were a series of Edict's created and initiated by England's King Edward I, in an early attempt to curb The Catholic Churc …

''Feast of The Swans''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/feast-of-the-swans 7th Aug 2021 - The ''Feast of The Swans'' was an Early Medieval Nobility function, which was first established by King Edward I in 1306 AD. The ''Event'' served two …

Leidang

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/leidang 31st Jul 2021 - A Leidang was a Norse conscription method used to bring together Ships for either the purpose of mass fishing expeditions or for Coastal Defense. Firs …

Caput Iupinum

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/caput-iupinum 31st Jul 2021 - A Legal declaration from The Middle Ages of England, the term ''Caput Iupinum'' was a Latin phrase translated to mean ''Wolf's Head''. Or more appropr …

Taransnice

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/taransnice 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Taransnice'' was a (then) new form of Cannon, by which elevation was made possible and somewhat practical. A seen in The Hussite Wars of the mid …

Holmgang

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/holmgang 31st Jul 2021 - The Holmgang was a Norse ritual akin to ''Trial By Combat'' or a Duel. Ancient Norse Texts tell of the practice being performed as a means of ''settli …

Sanctuary

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/sanctuary 31st Jul 2021 - The concept of ''Sanctuary'', was an ancient practice which involved seeking refuge from prosecution inside a Church or designated religious location. …

Courtly Love

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/courtly-love 31st Jul 2021 - The Medieval concept known as ''Courtly Love'' is often used (in Modern terms) as a form of ''erotic'' convention between consenting adults in The Mid …

Domnei

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/domnei 31st Jul 2021 - Another Medieval ''Love'' concept – ''Domnei'' was related closely to Chasity. The very thought of a ''relationship'' of a physical nature was s …

The Crisis of The Late Middle Ages

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-crisis-of-the-late-middle-ages 31st Jul 2021 - The period of time known as ''The Crisis of The Late Middle Ages'', occurred roughly between the 13th and 14th Centuries (AD) in Europe. The Crisis wa …

''Letterfolding''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/letterfolding 31st Jul 2021 - The technique known formally as ''Letterfolding'' (or ''Letterlocking'' in the 21st Century) is seen as an Art form by many. The process, which was fi …

Courser

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/courser 31st Jul 2021 - The Courser was a type of Medieval Horse, commonly breed and used as a type of War Horse. With examples of the Breed seen around the 12th Century AD, …