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By Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams

ISBN-10: 184384138X

ISBN-13: 9781843841388

An curiosity within the heart a while frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a notice or time period which isn't understood or merely imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of actual aid to normal readers and experts alike. The dictionary comprises a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the felony and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of way of life. Latin was once the language of the church, legislation and govt, and lots of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in smooth books of historical past of the interval; equally, the appropriate that means of previous English and heart English phrases may well elude today's reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that understanding the foundation and evolution of a notice supplies a greater realizing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this day, a different reduction to clarifying which means.

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1100–75), added the story of the Round Table, after which the court of Arthur became the focus of chivalric tales of courtly romance in England and the continent. One of the last medieval contributions to the literature was Malory’s Morte d’Arthur, which was being prepared for printing by Caxton at the time of the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Articles of the Barons. See Barons, Articles of the Artillator. See Attillator Artiller. A maker of weapons; from this we have ‘artillery’. [< OFr. artiller = arms] – Cf.

L bajulus = steward; aquilae = of the eagle] Bakers, Worshipful Company of. The bakers of London are first found in the *Pipe Rolls of 1155, when they made an annual payment to the *exchequer. The bakers were given authority by London’s aldermen to enforce the assize of bread within two miles of the city, excluding the city of Westminster. Although short weight was an obvious failing, this might be evaded by adding sand to flour – something bakers themselves might easily discover, as would the buyer’s mouth.

Members of the Church sought exemption from such conflicts. When charges were serious, the punishment, short of death, was equally serious and very unpleasant. Bauble. A jester’s rod of office, a *baton carved with an elaborate head with the ears of an ass. [< OFr. bauble = a child’s toy] Baudekin [baudkin, baudkyn]. A cloth also known as *‘baldachin’; not related to *bodkin. Bauderye [baudré]. The piece of cloth, predominantly brown in colour and usually well embroidered, hung over a saddle; often it would almost reach the ground.

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