Medieval Era

Plenipotentiary

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These were specially selected Diplomats (by a King or Queen), who had full “discretionary” power overseas – when they represented their Ruler. In Most c …

Ward (Title)

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In used in the mid to late Middle Ages, a Ward was a Minor Child without Parents or Relatives, that was placed into the “Guardianship” of another (Nobility us …

Aachen Cathedral

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Commissioned under the Reign of Charlemagne in 796 A.D. - The First Emperor was also buried their in 814. Considered the oldest Cathedral in Northern Europe (Germany), Aa …

''French'' Hood

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Also called “The Flat Hood”, this style of women headdress was seen in the 15th and 16th Centuries, Queen Mary I (England) made them fashionable in England. T …

Jerkin

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Designed to be worn over a Doublet, The Jerkin was a short, close fitting jacket seen in the 16th and 17th Centuries. They were made of heavy cloth, linen or leather. In …

Atifet

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A popular style of headdress worn by Late-Middle Ages and Renaissance women, The Atifet was developed in France. Of cloth and linen construction, The Atifet was noted for …

Chaplet

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Another type of women apparel, The Chaplet was used by both Common and Noble alike. Made from intertwined wood, vines and berry stems, (to name a few), The Chaplet was us …

Doublet

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Developed in Spain around the 14th Century, it was designed off of the military apparel The Hauberk. Buttoned and form fitted to shape, The Doublet became the height of f …

Helmschau

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Originating in Medieval Germany, The Helmschau (or “Helms Show”) was a function that preceded a Tournament. They were popular in 15th Century Germany. It was …

Grand Guards

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Grand Guards were iron, steel or related metal plates (one piece), that were affixed onto the front of a Jouster's Armor (normally on the left side). The Grand Guard coul …