Two books on the various monsters in medieval manuscripts and maps.
Images in the Margins is a fun book details some of the (often silly) margins that could be found in medieval manuscripts.
Something that I think more people should look into is manners. We spend all this time on clothing and cooking but not on how the food it was presented, why it was presented the way it was, and how good mannered people functioned in society in general.
Women’s secrets is a modern translation of De secretis mulierum – which was a treatise designed to teach celebrate monks about reproduction, the facts of life, and some of the facts of the universe.
Not everything is as confident with medieval receipes. Here’s three cooking books for those just get starting in medieval cooking.
Yesterday’s facebook post about “An Archive of 3000 vintage cookbooks” made me realise that while there’s nothing like a physical copy of a book, sometimes you need the online sources.
So here’s a collection of medieval cookbooks online.
Museum of London’s Dress Accessories is one of the best places to start looking at English archaeological finds in regards to what people were accessorizing themselves with.
This is a beautiful hand carved handle on a high carbon steel knife. It’s based on similar finds across Scandinavia and Europe between 1200-1400.
Want to know how to get your beautiful linens clean after an event? Here’s how!
Sometimes, you just want a quick cheap overview of a subject, in this case medieval surgery.