Medieval Era

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

Beot (Custom)

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/belot 31st Jul 2021 - A ''Beot'' was a form of ''toast'' or vow made to another or general public – when present at some ceremony or ritual, Anglo-Saxon in origin, th …

Harigaut

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/harigaut 31st Jul 2021 - From the 13th to 14th Century AD – The French and later English - Harigaut was a style of (at first) – Men's Clothing. Pre-dating the prev …

Esquire of The Body

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/esquire-of-the-body 31st Jul 2021 - The Title and Position known as an ''Esquire of The Body'' was a Royal bestowed ''Award'' – seen in use around the late 15th Century AD. While o …

Master of The Revels

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/master-of-the-revels 31st Jul 2021 - Formed under the Reign of England's King Edward III (13th Century AD) – the Position of ''Master of The Revels'' was answerable to The Lord Cham …

Maypole

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/maypole 31st Jul 2021 - A common Medieval device used for celebration of various seasonal functions, The Maypole was a staple of culture and life in many European Countries. …

''Above The Salt''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/above-the-salt 31st Jul 2021 - The term ''Above The Salt'', was a mid to late Medieval Food Custom. As we have seen, Medieval Food Preparation involved many different practices &nda …

Apostle Spoons

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/apostle-spoons 31st Jul 2021 - The tradition of giving ''Apostle Spoons'' dates to the 15th Century AD – and was popular in both England and Germany. Normally commissioned in …

Old French Law

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/old-french-law 31st Jul 2021 - The term ''Old French Law'' was a legal ideology, which was the common determination of all matters of jurisprudence in Medieval France. Known also as …

''Month's Mind''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/months-mind 31st Jul 2021 - A Medieval European Funerary practice, ''Month's Mind'' developed from The Catholic Faith's Rite related to ''All Soul's''. This liturgical form requi …

The Alhambra Decree

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-alhambra-decree 31st Jul 2021 - Instituted by Queen and King Isabel I (of Castile) and Ferdinand II (of Aragon), The ''Alhambra Decree'' was a religious and ethnic Edict enacted in 1 …

The Saxon Wars

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-saxon-wars 31st Jul 2021 - The Saxon Wars was a period of Military Conquest and Invasion, initiated by Frankish Emperor Charlemagne, beginning in 772 AD and lasting until 804 AD …

Magnum Concilium

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/magnum-concilium 31st Jul 2021 - Dating to the 9th Century AD in The ''Kingdom of England'' – The Magnum Concilium (''Great Council'') was a Governing Administrative Body (mostl …