The Medieval Forester – What To Carry?

The jobs of a forester in medieval times were broad and varied and ranged from solely administrative in nature to extensive work “in the field”.  A medieval forester held a position of law enforcement and worked for the local nobility, … Read more…

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On SCA Households

I recently heard a comment made by some folks fairly new to the SCA about households. They said they felt like “second rate citizens” because they didn’t belong to a household. I quickly set them straight on households and what … Read more…

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Guilds, Then and Now

I thought it made sense to follow up my comments on SCA Households with an article about our SCA guilds. First, let’s look at guilds and commerce in medieval history. It’s surprising to see how little our SCA guilds resemble … Read more…

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