Medieval Era

Thirlage

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/thirlage Thirlage was a Medieval Legal classification, which developed in Scotland in the 13th Century AD. In description, it was a Law that restricted a ''Bonded'' Worker from ha …

Soke (Legal)

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/soke-legal Dating to the 11th Century AD and The Norman Conquest of England – the term ''Soke'' is a Medieval Legal practice. Instituted by The Normans and possibly taken from …

Infangthief

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/infangthief Infangthief (and the associated term Outfangthief), was yet another Anglo-Saxon Legal Right, conveyed upon Manor Lords of a Territory. In as much as an available Judge or …

''Joyous Entry''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/joyous-entry Beginning in the 15th Century AD in France – the term ''Joyous Entry'' was applied to when a Monarch first visited a City, Town or Village in His Kingdom. His (or H …

Distaff

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/distaff A Distaff was the common means used during Spinning, by which the unspun, unprocessed fiber was wrapped and tied into place – on a spear-like Staff. Held in place b …

Magnificences

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/magnificences The ''Magnificences'' was a term applied to a series of Royal Court Ceremonies sponsored by Queen Consort Catherine de' Medici. With the help of The Queen Mother to Henry …

The ''Feast of Fools''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/the-feast-of-fools Dating to the 15th Century AD – The 'Feast of Fools'' was a quasi-Religious Ritual celebrated by The Roman Catholic Church. Although never officially sanctioned by …

Intermendio

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/intermendio The Intermendio was a form of Musical ''interlude'' often performed between Acts of Major Operatic pieces. It was popular in 15th Century Italy (originally). In performan …

Flyting

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/flyting The term ''Flyting'' is thought to be related to Norse Culture and is dated to 1200 AD. The ''ritual'' was held in Longhouse (Communal gathering locations), and involved …

Basse Danse

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-era/basse-danse The term ''Basse Danse'' applied to a form of dancing (entertainment), popular in The Kingdom of Burgundy (France) in the 14th and 15th Centuries AD. During The Era, ''Fa …