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Academic Resources & Reference

ORB Castle Bibliography'
125 pp in length. 271K in size, and contains over 1600 citations.

Cunnan'
Cunnan is a Wiki project collecting information for re-enactors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with a heavy slant towards members of the SCA

Flags of the Crusades 1099-1291
Including Crusader Orders

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Extensive collection of medieval source material (much of it translated into English) from Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.

Mostly Medieval
Personal Reseach articles by Susan Wallace.

De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval History
Primary sources, articles, book reviews.

De Re Militari: - the Crusades
Warfare during the Crusades - source documents translated into English.

The End of Europe's Middle Agesl
The End of Europe's Middle Ages is designed to assist students engaged in Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern studies who lack a background in medieval European history. From The University of Calgary.

Medieval Fiefdom
Fortifications, War, Buildings, Society, People, and Their Way of Life (Unfortunate layout but worth persevering)

Eyewitness to History - The Middle Ages and Renaissance
Popular history. Highlights from original sources.

Archery Articles
Exactly what it says: articles on archery.

The History of Costume
Reproduced from The History of Costume, a book of the same name By Braun & Schneider - c.1861-1880.

The Society of Ancients
The International Amateur Society for Ancient and Medieval Wargamers

 

 
 
 

Armourers

The Medieval Period on 'The Beckoning'
Information on the history of crossbows, stonebows, and longbows; the construction of longbows, and the construction of maile armour - lots of DIY.

The Keener Edge
Medieval and Renaissance Swords, shields, helmets, armor and costume clothing at low prices with free shipping on most. LARP weapons and armor. Katanas by Dynasty Forge, Cold Steel, Paul Chen, and more. Fine selection of name brand knives, sword racks and plaques.

Arms of Valor
Arms of Valor, Ltd. offers high quality Medieval swords, fantasy swords, armor, Medieval clothing, bows, arrows, and other weapons from history.

The Schmitthenner Armoury
Leather and steel plate and mail armour and associated gear, hand made on site. A full time armoury producing historically correct, functional and the occasional fantasy armour and shields. Located in southeast Georgia, USA.

Swords24
Online store selling weapons and armour from a range of manufacurers (in English and Polish).

Esford Swords and Armoury
Hand crafted items including swords, daggers, helmets, maille, armour and accessories that span many eras and interests. Based in Brisbane, Australia.

Knighthawk Armoury - Latex/Foam Weapons
Safe, attractive, durable foam and latex / foam LARP weapons. Widest selection and best values anywhere. On-line inventory. Free shipping in most cases.

 
 

Medieval Clothing

Renaissance & Medieval Costumes

 

Medievalist and Re-enactment Groups

Medievalists.net
This extensive guide to Medieval Warfare lists some of the most important resources about warfare and the military in the Middle Ages, including articles, videos, books and other online resources

Medieval Free Company
A group with a common interest in medieval history. Specialising in the recreation of the lifestyle of a group of mercenaries during the Wars of the Roses. Based in the South West of England but prepared to travel to events.

Uppsala Medieval Society
Uppsala is a Sydney-based (Chatswood area) Medieval Re-enactment Society. They are a metal weapons group and currently have about 15-20 members.

The Company of Saint Margaret (COSM)
Historical re-enactment group operating mostly from Edinburgh, Scotland, focusing on periods around the years 1300 and 1500. The company represents a traveling Medieval household, including the lord and his lady, their family, retainers, household servants and craftsmen. The company provides a living history encampment with displays of medieval life, crafts and combat. They also take part in medieval battles, foot combat tourneys and archery competitions.

The Lance and Longbow Society
Promotes historical and wargaming interest in the Middle Ages. The period covered is from the early 11th century into the early sixteenth century. The iintention is to encompass not only the amateur historian and wargamer, but also the re-enactor and herald. In fact, anyone who is interested in things medieval.

American Jousting Alliancey
The American Jousting Alliance presents safe, entertaining, exciting and competitive jousting tournaments and shows. The tournaments they present contain all the excitement that should be expected at a true medieval jousting tourney. Specialities are jousting training, hand made shields and lances.

The Woodvilles
The Woodvilles are a living history and battle re-enactment group covering the "Wars of the Roses" period. Founded in Hampshire the group now draws members from all over the United Kingdom. The group has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming increasingly more 'authentic' and gaining many more members.

 
 

Medieval Life

Storm the Castle
A creative project website with lots of medieval weapons and armor projects like catapults, siege engines, paper castles, cardboard weapons, armor and more.

The Scriptorium
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.

Nine Ladies Design : www.nineladiesdesign.co.uk/ Click here to open the site in English in a new window.
Medieval Wedding Gowns

Renaissance Costumes : www.tudordressing.com Click here to open the site in English in a new window.
Tudordressing.com provides online shopping offers of renaissance costumes, pirate clothing, renaissance clothing, medieval clothing collection for celebrating renaissance & medieval events.

Medieval History : www.medieval-spell.com Click here to open the site in English in a new window.
Informational site about the history of medieval society including medieval games, castles, war, knights, games, houses, churches, and much more.

 

 
 

Other

Medieval Castles - Medieval Siege Weapons
Provides very high quality information on medieval castles, medieval siege weapons, and castle warfare in general, including information on trebuchet designs, medieval shields, how to build a catapult and more.

Castles of Britain
Dedicated to the promotion and study of British Castles

Pirate Shirts
Quality pirate shirts, renaissance clothing, pirate clothing, medieval clothing, renaissance dresses, medieval costumes for celebrating renaissance festivals, Arizona renaissance festival, Texas renaissance festival, USA

 

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