Today, ghost stories are shared around campfires and bedsteads as sources of entertainment and have little to do with religion. … More
Here’s yet another thing that proves medieval people were much more sophisticated than we give them credit for–a long list of materials used in clothing, bedding, napery and drapery (with pictures).
Comparing the classic medieval arming- and long-sword to a generic fantasy one.
It’s my goal to get so clear an understanding of life in the Middle Ages that one might wonder if … More
In my quest to paint a perfect image of medieval times for myself, I, with wide eyes, enter such chansons … More
Here I am going to recommend a unique way of studying history and ask the question, why, in schools, do … More
Speaking to a subconscious need many of us inherently possess.
Rule 1. SHOW HEMA IN ACTION: Grappling! Rondel daggers! Poleaxes! Niches in armor! LitHEMA, although some authors may or may … More
This is not a historical lesson with dates and events, but a mechanical lesson to explain the physical differences between … More
An estoc, used from the 14th to the 17th century, is an edgeless two-handed sword designed specifically for fighting against … More
Faulds and tonlets are both pieces of armor worn below the breastplate to protect the groin and waist, but some … More
Used historically by militia in the Franco-Flemish War of the 14th century, the goedendag is the combination of a club and a … More
In my niche, a popular argument is circulating. Should fantasy be more realistic? One side believes fantasy should take pride … More
While reading this please keep in mind I am still an amateur and would only like to show an entry-level … More