Women’s history is something that’s often rather intangible. All too often, they’re relegated to a footnote in the stories of ‘great men’. Whilst more modern historians are working to redress this balance, it’s still often hard to get a picture of the everyday struggles of women.
To help with this, I thought I’d give a brief life-history of one woman: Eleanor of Castile (wife of England’s Edward I). Whilst she’s hardly an example of an everyday medieval woman, her life does in many ways epitomise the struggles noble women faced, particularly with regards to family and childbearing.
With the show season in full swing, we thought we would revisit some common myths that turn up time and time again. We hope this little myth-buster will help you counter some of the myths and misconceptions that the public may have (plus stop you from inadvertently spreading any of your own).
Nobody can deny that re-enactment kit is expensive and most re-enactors invest a great deal of capital into it. With this in mind, it’s definitely helpful to keep your kit maintained so it lasts as long as possible. In this series of posts, we’ll show you how to maintain medieval re-enactment kit so it looks terrific for as long as possible.