SCA Charters: Wordsmithing in Medieval Styles (Part one)

Among my favorite traditions within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) are Charters given to acknowledge the recipient’s endeavors in the research and recreation of pre-seventeenth century feudal societies.  Quite often, these Charters describe the recipient’s qualities and the particular reason for which they are being gifted a Charter.  Charters are read aloud in CourtContinue reading “SCA Charters: Wordsmithing in Medieval Styles (Part one)”

Glastonbury Chairs: Ecclesiastic Faldstools of the early sixteenth century

Overview Among my earliest projects of researching and reproducing medieval furniture were a pair of faldstools in the ‘Glastonbury’ style, based on the two extant examples constructed circa 1530 and now residing in Wells, Somerset, England.  The extant chairs are believed to be based on earlier examples witnessed in Rome circa 1500. These faldstools wereContinue reading “Glastonbury Chairs: Ecclesiastic Faldstools of the early sixteenth century”