Deeds of Arms and Other Matters Medieval and Otherwise
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Oiled Caps, 1391
[The] cappes [wanted fulling and were oiled with grease that was rank..Therefore, it was ordered that the said] cappes [should be burnt in Chepe]. Memorials of London and London Life, ed. H. T. Riley (1868)
I’ve been involved in medieval recreation since 1975. I contributed to a manual for living history that later grew into the book Daily Life in Chaucer’s England, and have written and illustrated several articles on the medieval tournament.
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