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Research & Resource Links

A collection of links ranging from SCA-specific to ancient/medieval/renaissance history related. These websites are not maintained or sponsored by the SCA, Inc.


Research Resources

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. ORB and Odin's Castle have extensive lists of links to medieval and renaissance research resources.

General

  • ORB - The Online Resource Book for Medieval Studies
    A cooperative effort on the part of scholars across the internet to establish an online encyclopedia of articles and textbook source for medieval studies. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. All articles have been judged by at least two peerreviewers.
  • Web Sites Relevant to Medieval Studies
    ORB's extensive list of websites. Links to libraries and museums, University Medieval departments, databases, journals, language resources, literature and manuscripts, images, and more.
  • Odin's Castle of Dreams & Legends
    A collection of links to history-related & historical resource sites, organized by time-periods.
  • The Web Gallery of Art
    A virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from the 11th to 19th centuries.

Specific

  • Timeref.com
    the history of Medieval Britain from the time of Alfred the Great, through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines of events between 800 and 1499AD. Maps of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has its own timeline and links to related subjects.
  • Regia Anglorum Articles and Links
    articles on topics pertaining to Anglo-Saxon England, and links to more related sites.
  • The Mary Rose
    Tour Henry VIII's famous 16th-century warship.
  • The Castles of Wales
    Information on over 170 different Welsh castles, Welsh Abbeys and other religious sites.
  • Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
    The National Library of the Netherlands has almost 8000 unique illustrations from 328 medieval illuminated manuscripts.
  • Medieval Technology Pages
    Articles on technological innovation in western Europe during the Middle Ages. Searchable by subject, historical timeline, and reference sources.
  • Medieval Sword Resource Site
    for students and collectors of European Dark and Middle Ages edged weapons. Includes a collector's guide, photos and descriptions of swords, articles, museum links, and a discussion forum.
  • The Grey Company Trebuchet Page
    This group's experiments in constructing trebuchets, plus many links to other trebuchet/catapult sites.
  • A History Of Traditional Games
    Information about traditional board games from around the globe, and additional information on the history of English pub and garden games.

Living History and Re-enactment Groups

  • The Longship Company, Ltd.
    devoted to increasing understanding and knowledge of the medieval life, culture, technology, seafaring, and exploration of the northern Europeans known as Vikings. Owns and sails two reproduction Viking ships in the Chesapeake Bay area.
  • The Grey Company
    Centered on the "Dark Ages" of European History (600-1100 C.E.).
  • Regia Anglorum
    Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman, and British living history, circa 950 - 1066 C.E.
  • Markland Medieval Mercenary Militia
    Medieval recreation/living history, with groups in Maryland, Delaware, NJ, Pennsylvania
  • Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Ltd. (MSR)
    Also known as the Kingdom of Acre. Dedicated to the accurate recreation of the High Middle Ages (1000-1500 C.E.) in Western Europe
  • Die Landen van Herwaerts Over
    A Dutch medieval society
  • Adrian Empire
    dedicated to the study and recreation of Western European culture between the years 1066 and 1603. Includes "live steel" combat.
  • The Company of the Wolfe Argent
    a New Hampshire/Massachusetts 15th-century living history group portraying a lance of a Burgundian Ordinance company in the service of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
  • Destrier
    (England) dedicated to the reconstruction of Wars of the Roses cavalry.
  • Medieval Free Company
    (England) specializing in the Wars of the Roses period of 1400 to 1485.
  • Buckingham's Retinue
    (England) re-enacting the period between 1450-1500 -- 'The Wars of the Roses' and early Tudor period.
  • Also see: listing of European Martial Arts Academies
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