[ Historical Research | Historical Supplies ]
- AEMMA Online Library - A translated version of the bayeaux Tapestry.
- Armor Archive - Very popular armour discussion and research forum.
- Carnyx - Nice Celtic Site!
- Clan Iain Abrach ~ MacIain - We strive to portray a 16th/17th Century Highland Scots Clan.
- COMPANIE OF SAYNTE GEORGE - Excellent 15th century site.
- De Liebaart - A Dutch group focusing on the year 1302.
- DScriptorium - Devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts (D is for Digital).
- Georgetown University Center for Medieval Studies - Excellent.
- Historiska - Nice pics of Viking Longhouses. Site is in Swedish but still worth a look.
- Horse Guild - A group of horsemen and horsewomen who occasionally cast off the trappings of modern life and cloak themselves in the pageantry of the Medieval Period.
- Hurstwic (formerly known as VALHS) - A living history society in New England founded to study and accurately re-create the life of the people living in northern Europe during the Viking Age.
- Larger English liquid measures
- Mongolian Culture - Mongolian culture and history has been formed in large part by the dynamic forces of nature and struggle that are embodied in the ancient nomadic existance of the Mongol peoples.
- Net Serf - Kind of a Link Clearinghouse for medieval stuff.
- Nova - Come on. NOVA did it. It's good:)
- Palio Siena Horse race- The well known Palio of Siena horse race takes place every year on July 2nd and August 16th since 1644 !
- Stanford University's Library of Medieval Studies
- The Sutton Hoo Society - Dedicated to research in an Anglo-Saxon cemetary
- Realm of the Mongols
- Reconstructing History - Reconstructing History provides historical documentation and information on historical clothing to re-enactors and the just-plain-curious to help them learn about historical clothing and construct accurate replicas of this clothing for living history demonstrations. We do not design costumes, but rather study and reproduce clothing as it was worn by our ancestors. As such accuracy is penultimate to us. Our current specialties are Irish, Scottish, and Japanese, but we are always expanding and branching out into new areas.
- Regia Anglorum - Perhaps the most prominent medieval reenactment group in England
- Robin Wood - A Short History of the Wooden Plate.
- RootsWeb - A History of Ireland in Maps
- Unofficial Markland Mailing list - Meant for general banter. This list is run by the Ignoble John Roop. IE he's the boss of that one. Feel free to check it out. Please keep in mind it is unofficial and meant for general discussion about markland and history.
- Vikings - For those so inclined. the Guidelines for clothing from Hastings 2000 in England. AS well as a generally good resource.
- Warviking - Nice general info. Lots of popups as it is at Tripod.
Suppliers Of Equipment And Materials For Medieval Reenacting
Caveat Emptor--Don't let your enthusiasm and excitement let you
get ripped off. There are dozens of places from which you can buy
"authentic" "medieval" items, only to find out later that they are not
authentic at all. Even Museum Replicas, which offers many excellent
medieval pieces, has some real junk--especially their shoes and clothing!
It's a good idea to get some expert advice before ordering from someplace
not on this list. Always inform your armorer that the helmet or weapon
you are ordering will be used for historical displays, not SCA combat.
- Directorie (of Renaissance Faires) - Nice site with fairly updated info. Reccomended.
Clothing And Accessories
- Art for Armor - Custom Hand-Painted Shields and Coat-of-Arms.
Please contact me at Art4Armor@comcast.net.
- Dru's Shoes - The finest handmade medieval footwear comes from the shop of Dru Shoemaker.
- Jekyl the Hidesmith - Hand-Crafted Historic and Fantasy Leather Garments, Leather Bags, Leather Pouches and Leather Belts
- Merchant Adventurers - Katy Amt Hanna, 9122 Turtle Dove
Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 301-963-6177, email@example.com
- Shoemaker - Very period shoes.
- Vault of Valhalla - A great place for things viking.
- Carolina Calicoes - Carolina Calicoes offers a vast selection of 18th and 19th century calicoes (calicos), chintz, brocades, wools, cottons, linens and linsey-woolseys.
- Devom Fabrics - pretty good wool and linen prices.
- Fabrics.net - this is a pretty good guide on Fabrics.
- fabrics-store.com - Fabric.
- Halcyon Yarn - Halcyon Yarn has an extensive selection of natural yarn and fibers along with books, videos, and equipment for knitting, spinning, weaving, and other fiber arts.
- K&K Historic Fabrics, LTD (Dennis L. Krowe) 2372 Rose
St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Perfect madder red wool, plus white,
etc. c. $20 per yard.
- Hamilton Dry Goods, 2510 Randolph Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506.
- M.J. Cahn Co., Inc., 510 West 27th St., New York, NY 10001,
212-563-7292. Excellent linens, very inexpensive, including white
and heavy natural Belgian. Also wools. Ten yard minimum.
Ask for samples of what you are interested in.
- Panther Primitives - The Best Historical Tents - Historical Reproduction Tents
- Timeless Textiles, 1742 Hershey Rd., Elizabethtown, PA
17022. 717-361-2253, fax 717-361-2558. Ttextiles@aol.com
- Corral Leathers, One Peatfield St., Ipswich, MA 01938.
617-356-5701, or 1-800-343-8120.
- The Leather Crafters & Saddlers Journal - A leather-working, bimonthly magazine with how-to articles using patterns for leathercraft, art, saddle, boot and harness
making and more. 331 Annette Ct, Rhinelander, WI 54501-2902, 1-888-289-6409.
- Leather Factory, 1818 N. Cameron St. PO Box 50429 Harrisburg,
PA 17110. 800-233-7155. Visit their warehouse to find items not shown
in their catalog.
- Leather Unlimited, 7155 Highway B, Belgium, WI 53004.
414-994-9464. GOOD prices.
- Moscow Hide and Fur
- Tandy Leather, 1400 Everman Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76140.
888-890-1611. Leather prices not always the best, so shop around.
- Zack White Leather, 1515 Main St., PO Box 315 Ramseur,
NC 27316. 1-800-633-0396.
Reproduction Jewelry And Household Items
- Ancient Oil Lamp Reproductions - The reproduction oil lamps found on these pages represent oil lamps used by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Jews, Early Christians, Egyptians, Muslims, Syrians, North Africans, Roman-Celts, Roman-Gauls, Roman-Britains and even some early Crusaders!
- Gaukler Medieval Wares, 1052 Amphion St., Victoria, B.C.,
Canada V8S 4G3. 250-595-1104.
- Raymonds Quiet Press has many viking and saxon belt fittings, brooches, jewelry and helmet fittings that look really good.
Helmets & Armor & Weapons
- Albion Armorers - 11113 Sceptre Ridge Terrace, Germantown, MD 20876. 1-888-806-HELM. Several different types of Hastings-era helmets, $110-$160. Also earlier and later period items. Quest@albionarmorers.com
- Brothersmith-Swords.com - Retailer of fine Swords, Knives, and replicas of guns and armor from worldwide manufactures.
- By The Sword, Inc. - Here in these pages you will find High Quality Arms and Armour From Europe! - Imagine - Europeans making European Arms and Armour - What a novel Idea!! Suitable for Live Steel, SCA, Re-enactments and Fantasy Events.
- Fencing Equipment Usa - they have fencing masks for under $50.
- Ice Falcon
- Lonely Mountain Forge, Joe Piela, 437 Houston Farm Road, Poulan, GA 31781. 912-777-0977. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Windrose Armory (Madrake Armory)
- Paul Binns Swords - Paul Binns produces a wide range of weaponry from his traditional forge at Middle Drove, in the middle of the Norfolk Fens.
- Pillaged Village
- White Mountain Armoury
- White Rose Apparel - This company is part of the White Rose team and i produce quality, affordable armour dating from the 15th century and earlier. These pieces are made for re-enactors, museums, collectors, theatre groups and live action roleplayers.
- Wood Bows - Wooden Bows. Some period ones.