Medieval Era

English Madrigal School

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/english-madrigal-school A short lived ''School'' established in Medieval England in the 1560s – Madrigal was a form of A Cappella (or non instrument accompanied) singing, which was popular …

Overlord (Title)

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/overlord-title In Medieval terms, the Title of ''Overlord'' developed in Feudal England as early as the 10th Century AD. This was seen as a Lord (Nobleman) who was over a Manor Lord in …

Pilgrim's Staff

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/pilgrims-staff The ''Pilgrim's Staff'' was a popular piece of ''travel gear'', used by those who were making traditional Christian Pilgrimages from Europe to Spain in the 16th Century. …

Pelicon

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/pelicon A female clothing style from the 14th Century AD – The Pelicon was originally designed in France, but it's popularity would, by virtue of Commerce – spread as …

Abul Abbas

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/abul-abbas A well known early Medieval ''diplomatic tale'', Abul Abbas was said to have been one of the very first attempts at establishing some sort of detente between The Frankish …

Homage

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/homage The term ''Homage'' (in relation to The Middles Ages of Europe), was related also to the Act of Fealty. The Act was when a lessor Vassal pledged His loyalty towards a Mon …

The Saxon Wars

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/the-saxon-wars 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. The goal of The Fr …

The Alhambra Decree

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/the-alhambra-decree 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 1492. Both Catholic M …

The Arthurian Legend - ''The Holy Grail''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/the-arthurian-legend-the-holy-grail Next to ''Excalibur'' The Sword, no one object was more stressed in The Legend of King Arthur and His Knights, than the legendary Holy Grail. Known as a simple Cup (or Bo …

''Month's Mind''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/months-mind A Medieval European Funerary practice, ''Month's Mind'' developed from The Catholic Faith's Rite related to ''All Soul's''. This liturgical form required The Faithful to …