Tag Archives: medieval

Homosexuality in the Middle Ages

In Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition we referred briefly to medieval attitudes towards homosexuality and to an active gay scene in the 11th and 12th centuries. This article explores homosexuality in the Middle Ages in more detail. This is a … Continue reading

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Genderqueer people in the Middle Ages

One aspect of the diversity of medieval life we did not address in Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition concerns genderqueer people. This article is intended to correct that omission, in more detail than the core rulebook would have allowed. The … Continue reading

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Diversity, historical accuracy and Chivalry & Sorcery

Common factoids (things that look like facts but aren’t) about the Middle Ages are that people of colour didn’t exist in medieval Europe, that women didn’t fight (or do much other than be wives or nuns), and that homosexuality was … Continue reading

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Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition Kickstarter: Nightwalkers

The Kickstarter campaign for Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition is well underway, and I’m proud to be associated with it. It achieved funding in less than 16 hours and, as I write, is on the way to unlocking its second … Continue reading

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Medieval charters from Salford Hundred

Stuart Mendelsohn runs a superb blog examining the medieval documents of Salford Hundred in Lancashire – an area he rightly points out is among the least explored in England, at least as far as medieval history is concerned. He’s just uploaded … Continue reading

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A medieval journey

I recently found copies of the first two volumes of James E. Thorold Rogers’ A History of Agriculture and Prices in England (the first two volumes cover 1259-1400). I found a rather terse description of this journey on page 614 … Continue reading

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Chivalry & Sorcery PDFs available

Update, January 2020: A brand-new edition of Chivalry & Sorcery – the 5th Edition – is now available in PDF, and I’ve had a hand in designing it.  Britannia Games Ltd, publishers of the mother (and father) of all sim … Continue reading

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Review: Lionheart – Living History in England 1190AD

As part of an effort to assemble my various scribblings in one place, this is a review I originally posted to RPG.net in August 2003. Edwin King’s Lionheart: Living History in England 1190AD (Columbia Games Inc, 1987) is neither history … Continue reading

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Books by my bedside

After a long time with the bulk of my library in boxes, I’ve been diving back into the study of English medieval landscapes with a vengeance, and particularly some of the books I hardly had time to flick through before … Continue reading

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