The Scriptorium is a site dedicated to all things medieval, from recipes, cutting quills and heraldry through re-enactment groups and suppliers of medieval items.
Through the pages and contacts within The Scriptorium it is hoped that you will find an interest in this fascinating period way beyond the knight and man-at-arms.
I am always keen to assist in homework or other research and will be pleased to help you in this line. Please don't expect me to do your homework for you, however, your research into this period will be rewarding.
Answers from the glossary....
What does "quillon" mean?
cross guard on a sword. This term was not used until the sixteenth century so is inappropriate when describing swords prior to around 1530. The original cross guard or simply cross is usually used prior to that date
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