Medieval Era

Capriote

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Dating to 15th Century AD, The ''Capriote'' was a form of heavy cloth (linen) conical headdress – worn by various Religious Groups. The Capriote was a component of …

Hoop Crown

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Also identified as The ''Arched'' and ''Closed'' Crown, The ''Hoop'' Crown was a component of Royalty during The Late Middle Ages. The style of such adornment dates origi …

Marca Hispanica

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The ''Marca Hispanica'' was a Border ''Buffer'' Lines, established by Emperor Charlemagne in the 7th Century AD. As we have seen, ''Marches'' (or March) was a common Medi …

Curia Regis

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The ''Curia Regis'' (or ''King's Court'') was a form of early Medieval Council which provided advisement to The Royalty of France. These Advisors were both Noble and Land …

Magnum Concilium

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Dating to the 9th Century AD in The ''Kingdom of England'' – The Magnum Concilium (''Great Council'') was a Governing Administrative Body (mostly Noble), who had le …

''Above The Salt''

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The term ''Above The Salt'', was a mid to late Medieval Food Custom. As we have seen, Medieval Food Preparation involved many different practices – which greatly va …

Maypole

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A common Medieval device used for celebration of various seasonal functions, The Maypole was a staple of culture and life in many European Countries. Traced to Germany an …

Esquire of The Body

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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 originally only Noble …

Sop (Food Custom)

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By today's ''standards'' to ''Sop'' food means to use bread to absorb liquids (juices) or small pieces (fragments) of food – after which One would simply eat the br …

Knights of St. George

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The Order of Sant Jordi d'Alfama (or better known as The Knights of S. George), were founded in 1201 AD under authority of King Peter II of Aragon. They participated brie …