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The Middle Ages is a periodisation of European history, encompassing the period from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century to the Renaissance in the 15th century.

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Although the question is about France, that was an edit to narrow things down a bit. I can only offer an example for Castille in the 14th century. King Alfonso XI of Castille was crowned in 1332. It …
answered Mar 22 '17 by Sara Costa
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In Portugal, the woman charged with taking care of a noble person's body (cleanliness, clothes, etc) was called 'covilheira' (also spelt 'cuvilheira'). Her job (this was always a woman's job) include …
asked Dec 19 '16 by Sara Costa
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In Medieval Portugal (13th-14th centuries) chests specific for transporting mattresses and bedding furnishings were called 'almafreixe' (term of Arabic origin). In English I have found references to: …
asked Dec 19 '16 by Sara Costa
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The House of the Portuguese Queens in the 13th and 14th century could be described more or less as the following: high social class - donas or ladies-in-waiting (widows or women married to important …
asked Dec 20 '16 by Sara Costa
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According to the description of events in medieval chronicles (namely the 14th century), no clothes at all were worn at night in Portugal. People really did sleep naked. However, coifs might have be …
answered Dec 21 '16 by Sara Costa
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Since I have little knowledge of the English longbow, I shall answer by turning the point upside down. The question: Most chroniclers seemed to believe the longbow was the superior weapon if one c …
answered Mar 2 '17 by Sara Costa
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I'm very much late for this "party", but Portuguese nobility wore doublets (or their precedents, as the doublet only hit full force in the last quarter of the 14th century and many men still wore the …
answered Dec 22 '16 by Sara Costa