Christmas was a special time for people from all walks of life in the medieval world. It was an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for a good year, hopefully a good harvest, perhaps a new addition to the family or a new king on the throne. A time to find ways to lift the human spirit above the routine of daily existence. In the medieval … [Read more...]
What’s For Dessert For A Medieval Queen?
Perhaps the greatest of medieval Queens was Eleanor of Aquitaine. As Queen of France then Queen of England, Eleanor had an extraordinary life. Mother of 10 children, including two kings (Richard and John), Eleanor was respected throughout Europe for her intellect and intuition. She had a good relationship with the Pope and in her younger days even … [Read more...]
Christmas In Medieval England
Christmas and New Year were two occasions when medieval people felt they could and should celebrate. In medieval England, people from all walks of life recognised the importance of Christmas and celebrated it in their own way. A simple pottage recipe with the addition of extra herbs and some meat along with some homemade medieval bread was the … [Read more...]