Costumes for Medievalists: Anglo-Saxon Dress

Seeing people running around the Renaissance faires in horned helmets and furry loincloths doesn’t make me weep for the historical inaccuracy, but when I see someone in an accurate Viking costume, it makes me really happy. I’ve seen a couple … Continue reading

Fools Are Everywhere: The Court Jester around the World by Beatrice K. Otto

When I set out to review Danny Kaye’s The Court Jester, I realized that though I could comment thoroughly on clothes, knights, and courtly behavior, I could not comment on whether the depiction of a court jester was truly accurate. … Continue reading