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Medieval Lesson 106 – Regarder – for Thy Knights of the Pain Table

| February 25, 2011

untitled document Regarder – Medieval Lesson 106 Wilcume back dear students of the University of Camelot (U of C). School is back in session for thee. On this day we shall begin with a short lesson about the word "Regarder". A Regarder was a knight who was responsible for checking local woods and forest areas […]

Medieval Lesson 105 – Jurat – Origin and Meaning of Word in Middle Ages

| November 27, 2009

Medieval Lesson 105 – Jurat Thy herte wilcumes thee back to the University of Camelot (U of C ).   My precious students come sit down upon thy wooden seat,  to satisfy thy thirst for this mead called knowledge. The more we do understand, the less we fear.   Let us now seek out the origin of […]

Medieval Lesson 104 – Pendragon

| September 21, 2009

Pendragon  B Greetings Students today we are discovering the origin of the word “Pendragon”. Pen Brythonic (Brittonic languages or British languages ) for “head;” It was common in place names in Cornwall and Wales. Dragon c.1220   From Old French “dragon”, from Latin “draconem” (nom. Draco) serpent, dragon, and Old Welsh “dragwn” dragon.  Also from Greek […]

Medieval Lesson 103 – Heraldry – for Thy Knights of the Pain Table

| October 8, 2008

Medieval Lesson 103  –  Heraldry Wilcume to the University of Camelot (UofC).    Today we will talketh about Heraldry. Heraldry is a system in which inherited symbols, or devices, called charges are displayed on a shield, or escutcheon ( shield like surface ),  for the purpose of identifying individuals or families. We often recognize famous people […]

Medieval Lesson 102 – Herberger – for Thy Knights of the Pain Table

| February 1, 2008

Medieval Lesson 102     Herberger  In Medieval times, a herberger was the official responsible for the allocation of lodging to members of the Royal household (the Familia Regis ).    Herbergage  meant lodging or accommodation.  The origin of the word is from the Old High German, heriberga which meant “shelter for an army”.      It was formed from […]

Medieval Life 105 Christmas Celebrations in the Middle Ages

| December 30, 2007

Christmas in Medieval Times Winter was the season from Michaelmas (Sept 29th) to Christmas when wheat and rye were sown.   The dreary fortnight from Christmas Eve to Epiphany or Twelfth Day (January 6th) when the fields were bound with frost was the longest holiday of the year.    Christmas Day was primarily a ‘Holy’ Day […]

Medieval Lesson 101 – Duellum

| November 1, 2007

A Lesson for Thee I wilcume thee to University of Camelot ( U of C) dear Knights of the Pain Table and all ye visitors to Camelot.    Take a seat and I will dispense instructions gradually,  in a manner commensurate with your power of assimilation.    On this day of Thursday, our journey will begin.    We […]