Medieval Era

The Arthurian Legend - ''The Holy Grail''

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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''

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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 …

Old French Law

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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 ''Customary Law'', …

Apostle Spoons

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The tradition of giving ''Apostle Spoons'' dates to the 15th Century AD – and was popular in both England and Germany. Normally commissioned in sets of 12 or 13, ea …

Master of The Revels

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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 Chamberlain or Senior Ho …

Harigaut

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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 previously discussed Hou …

Toque

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The Toque was a type of Male Head Wear – popular in the 13th thru 16th Centuries, in Europe. It lasted longer in France than most places. The Toque was a mid-height …

Vagabonds and Beggars Act of 1494

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Under England's King Henry VII – Parliament passed an Act of Law, meant to curb ''Vagabonds, Beggars and Persons of no substance''. While then giving of Alms was ac …

Chanson de Geste

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A 12th Century AD French Literary feature – a ''Chanson de Geste'' was a form of ''lyrical, heroic ballad'' designed to highlight famed (real and imagined) Wars, Ba …

Benevolence Tax

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The Benevolence Tax, also known as a ''Loving Tax'' and ''Free Gift'', was a type of taxation levied by multiple English Monarchs from the 15th thru 17th Centuries AD. Th …