Medieval Era

''Englishry''

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The term ''Englishry'' was an Anglo-Norman derisive term used to identify those of Anglo-Saxon birthright. lt was leveled against The English and was designed to control …

''Adam Bell''

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Debated as being ''Medieval'' in origin – ''Adam Bell'' was a fictional character first recorded in English Literature in the 15th Century AD. ''He'' was possibly a …

Mappa Mundi

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The term ''Mappa Mundi'' is a Latin form for Maps used during The early to late Middle Ages (starting around 1300 AD), which showed the then ''known'' World. Most of thes …

The ''Yellow Cross''

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The Cathars were a Religious following that existed during the 12th thru 14th Centuries AD. They were seen as Heretical by The Roman Catholic Church for their Gnostic Bel …

The Arthurian Legend - ''Annowre''

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A Character of Thomas Mallory's ''Le Morte'' Tale – Annowre was an Evil Enchantress from Wales who fell in love with King Arthur. Despite Her ''best efforts'' to se …

Beot (Custom)

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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, they were most used in …

''Cloth of Gold''

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Although of late Imperial Roman origins, the textile called ''Cloth of Gold'' featured prominently in The Middle Ages, mostly as a form of High-ranking Clergy garment. Th …

Bruges Garter Book

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Dating to The 15th Century AD - The ''Garter Book'' was commissioned by William Bruges.l He served as the first Master of Arms for The Chivalric Order of The Garter, unde …

Royal Dais

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In it's Medieval form, The Dais was a type of elevated or raised foundation (platform), upon which was placed, normally a Throne. So elevated, The Dais served to reinforc …

Attainder (Law)

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A process of Old English Law, ''Attainder'' (not to be confused with the Heraldic term), was used often by Royalty as a means of depriving Nobles of Title and Land (and t …