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Images of recreationist knights wearing ‘Great Helm’ style helmets at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The Great Helm is a cylindrical helmet that encloses the entire head, with a flat top and eye slits for vision. It was adopted as the predominant…

Image of a recreationist knight wearing a ‘Great Helm’ style helmet at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The Great Helm is a cylindrical helmet that encloses the entire head, with a flat top and eye slits for vision. It was adopted as the predominant…

Image of person in costume stamping initials into leather using the Viking alphabet, or Fuþark. Runic inscriptions are attested from c. 150 CE and were used by a number of ‘Germanic’ peoples. During the Viking Age (c. 800-1100) the Younger…

Images of a chainmail shirt (a haubergeon) and hood (a byrnie) made by members of The Grey Company and displayed for the public to try on at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail was used extensively in the middle ages to fashion protective garments…

Images of a chainmail shirt (a haubergeon) and hood (a byrnie) made by members of The Grey Company and displayed for the public to try on at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail was used extensively in the middle ages to fashion protective garments…

A woman demonstrating the medieval art of manuscript illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre. ‘Illumination’ refers to the addition of decorations and illustrations around the text on a manuscript page. These illuminations formed an integral…

A photograph depicting chain mail being hand-crafted according to the traditional medieval method at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail is made by interlocking a number of metal rings to form small sections. Each ring is linked through four others…

A photograph of chain mail being hand-crafted according to the traditional medieval method at the Perth Medieval Fayre. Chain mail is made by interlocking a number of metal rings to form small sections. Each ring is linked through four others and…